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The Ninth Time Is a Charm

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.




One Response to "The Ninth Time Is a Charm"

  1.  
    Esther Bradley-DeTally July 28th, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    great book review of mystery writer, bringing newspaper themes and politics and....

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