After her brilliant stand-alone thriller EVERY SECRET THING, Lippman returns to her series character, PI Tess Monaghan, and her home town of Baltimore.
Laura Lippman's previous novel, EVERY SECRET THING, increased her sales and profile on both sides of the Atlantic. In the US alone her sales have risen by 35%. Laura is also a multi-award-winning author - among others, she has won the Anthony, the Agatha, the Edgar and the Shamus. BALTIMORE BLUES and IN BIG TROUBLE are being reissued simultaneously in the new cover style. Laura Lippman receives consistently excellent reviews for all her novels: 'In Tess, the writer has created an impressive and courageous character ... [a] cracking good read' Sunday Independent. 'A tense, highly emotional story ... You'll power through these pages' Daily Telegraph. 'A gripping and thoughtful narrative that lingers uncomfortably in the mind' Val McDermid. 'The story flows easily, the dialogue is realistic and the characters sharply drawn - a good introduction to this experienced crime novelist's work' Daily Telegraph. 'This is an outstanding example of writing that successfully combines suspense with an acute insight into the dark recesses of human nature' Guardian.
"Lippman exaines in depth the concept of marriage and the reasons why families fall apart." GOOD BOOK GUIDE, December 2005
Before becoming a full time novelist, Laura Lippman was a newspaper reporter for 20 years. Among Laura's various awards and nominations she won the Anthony Award for EVERY SECRET THING and has now been nominated for the 2005 Edgar Award for BY A SPIDER'S THREAD. Laura Lippman lives in Baltimore.