Baltimore Blues (Tess Monaghan Mysteries) by Laura Lippman

By Laura Lippman

Till her paper, the Baltimore celebrity, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan used to be a rattling sturdy reporter who knew her place of origin in detail -- from ancient fortress McHenry to the crumbling initiatives of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she's prepared to take any freelance activity to pay the lease -- together with just a little unorthodox snooping for her rowing blood brother, Darryl "Rock" Paxton. In a urban the place an individual is murdered virtually daily, lawyer Michael Abramowitz's dying could be simply one other statistic. however the slain lawyer's notoriety -- and his noontime trysts with Rock's fiancee -- make the case entrance web page news...and issues to Rock because the most probably assassin. yet attempting to turn out her friend's innocence couls turn out high priced to Tess -- and upload her identify to that notorious ever-growing checklist.

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But Rock considered rowing his true vocation. On week-days, from eight to five, Rock was Darryl Paxton, a researcher bent over one of the 20,000 microscopes at Johns Hopkins medical school. Tess wasn’t sure what he was looking for, as Rock was one of those rare people who never talked about his work. Rock worked to row, putting aside as much money as he could to underwrite his singular passion. He also ate to row, slept to row, worked out to row. Until he got engaged last spring, Tess had suspected he performed no non-essential tasks.

Kitty laughed, a startlingly loud and wonderful sound. Most of the Monaghans were a little dour, even Tess. Kitty, however, was a changeling. She was the happiest person Tess knew, with an endless capacity for delight. She asked only that life be tangible, full of things to touch and hold, smell and devour. Soft fabrics, new books, full-bodied wines, well-made dresses, defined calves. Twelve years older than Tess and nine inches shorter, she had flame red curls and the only green eyes in three generations.

Just your personal rowing coach, trying to make sure you give one hundred percent every day. ” 6 “What’s the point of coming out here at all? ” But Rock considered rowing his true vocation. On week-days, from eight to five, Rock was Darryl Paxton, a researcher bent over one of the 20,000 microscopes at Johns Hopkins medical school. Tess wasn’t sure what he was looking for, as Rock was one of those rare people who never talked about his work. Rock worked to row, putting aside as much money as he could to underwrite his singular passion.

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