Until her paper, the Baltimore Star, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was a damn good reporter who knew her hometown intimately -- from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she's willing to take any freelance job to pay the rent -- including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her rowing buddy, Darryl "Rock" Paxton.
In a city where someone is murdered almost everyday, attorney Michael Abramowitz's death should be just another statistic. But the slain lawyer's notoriety -- and his noontime trysts with Rock's fiancee -- make the case front page news...and points to Rock as the likely murderer. But trying to prove her friend's innocence could prove costly to Tess -- and add her name to that infamous ever-growing list.
I loved this book and can't wait to continue the series. Author Lippmann has captured the the nuances of The City of Baltimore and given us a strong new female character we'll all want to follow. Having grown up in Baltimore County, but leaving the area more than 35 years ago for job opportunities, this book brought back so many memories. Thank you.55
Some suspense but I thought it ended a little abruptly.... I will read more of the mysteries45