No Good Deeds: A Tess Monaghan Novel (Tess Monaghan Mysteries) by Laura Lippman
Reviewed by Kevin Allman
Washington Post Book World
""Smalltimore" -- the little-town interconnectedness between everyone and everything in big-city Baltimore -- informs Laura Lippman's latest Tess Monaghan mystery, No Good Deeds. This time out, the reporter-turned-P.I. is picking up some easy money teaching investigative techniques to greenhorn reporters at the daily paper. Meanwhile, her good-hearted but soft-headed musician boyfriend, Crow, is befriending a teenage would-be criminal who tried to run a penny-level scam on him.
With its varied neighborhoods, tangled politics and surfeit of quirky characters, Baltimore is a town prime for..." Read the entire Washington Post Book World Review.