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Laura Lippman (1) (1959–)

Autor(a) de What the Dead Know

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About the Author

Laura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and returned to her home town in 1989 to work as a journalist. After writing seven books while still a full-time reporter, she left the Baltimore Sun to focus on fiction. Laura is the author of What the Dead Know, 2016 New York Times Bestseller, Another Thing to mostrar mais Fall, After I'm Gone, and Wilde Lake. She also writes the Tess Monaghan series. She has won numerous awards for her work including the Edgar, Quill, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Laura Lippman

What the Dead Know (2007) 2,552 cópias
I'd Know You Anywhere (2010) 1,544 cópias
Baltimore Blues (1997) 1,269 cópias
Every Secret Thing (2004) 1,027 cópias
Sunburn (2018) 886 cópias
Lady in the Lake (2019) 871 cópias
After I'm Gone (2014) 846 cópias
Charm City (1997) 783 cópias
Life Sentences (2009) 771 cópias
And When She Was Good (2012) 759 cópias
By a Spider's Thread (2004) 738 cópias
Another Thing to Fall (2008) 727 cópias
To the Power of Three (2006) 716 cópias
The Sugar House (2001) 701 cópias
The Most Dangerous Thing (2011) 688 cópias
Butchers Hill (1998) 686 cópias
No Good Deeds (2007) 646 cópias
Wilde Lake (2016) 625 cópias
In Big Trouble (1999) 608 cópias
In a Strange City (2001) 601 cópias
The Last Place (2003) 585 cópias
Hush Hush (2015) 488 cópias
Dream Girl (2021) 424 cópias
Hardly Knew Her (2008) 282 cópias
Prom Mom (2023) 199 cópias
Seasonal Work (2022) 124 cópias
Baltimore Noir (2006) — Editor — 117 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Editor — 93 cópias
The Book Thing (2013) 70 cópias
Slow Burner (2020) 57 cópias
The Babysitter's Code (2009) 47 cópias
Liza Jane and the Dragon (2018) 16 cópias
Black-Eyed Susan (2009) 7 cópias
Scratch a Woman (2009) 6 cópias
Five Fires (2014) 6 cópias
A Good Fuck Spoiled (2009) 6 cópias
Nasty Girls: Short Stories (2018) 5 cópias
The Crack Cocaine Diet (2009) 2 cópias
Easy as A-B-C (2009) 2 cópias
ARM and the Woman (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Orphans Court [short story] (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
What He Needed (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Ropa Vieja [short story] (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Histeri (2009) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2011) — Contribuinte — 536 cópias
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps (2007) — Introdução — 534 cópias
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (2004) — Contribuinte — 318 cópias
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
D.C. Noir (2006) — Contribuinte — 194 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 187 cópias
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (2008) — Posfácio — 173 cópias
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuinte — 173 cópias
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Contribuinte — 157 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
Dangerous Women (1998) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
Death Do Us Part: New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder (2006) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found (2014) — Prefácio — 126 cópias
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
Tart Noir (2002) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
Dublin Noir : The Celtic Tiger vs. The Ugly American (2003) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
The Mystery Box (2013) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
The Cocaine Chronicles (2005) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave (2007) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 (2021) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
First Cases: New and Classic Tales of Detection (1999) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Murderers' Row (2001) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Chesapeake Crimes (2004) — Prefácio — 34 cópias
Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir (2011) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology 2: The Body (2017) — Prefácio — 7 cópias
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


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[i'd know you anywhere] em Reviews of Early Reviewers Books (Julho 2011)
Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan series em The City That Reads (Baltimore. Yes, hon, Baltimore.) (Fevereiro 2011)


I liked this book; however, the ending was a bit confusing. When Amber goes to prom with her tutee in 1997, she gets sick and has to go to their hotel room. She delivered a baby that she didn't even realize she was pregnant with. When the baby is found dead, she gets labeled Prom Mom, and goes to prison over it. Joe, her prom date, was labeled as Cad Dad because he failed to check on her.

Move forward 23 years, and Amber travels back home after her stepfather passes away. After putting her old house with her stepfather up for sale, she realizes that she doesn't want to leave. She opens a gallery, and begins a life she loves, until she runs into Joe. Joe brings with him drama, narcissism, and a history she doesn't want to remember. It took a while for Amber to find that out. When she does, the real action begins.

Once I figured out the ending, it is one that you will not want to miss. I only gave it four stars because of the issue with the ending, otherwise, it was a great read.
… (mais)
tami317 | outras 10 resenhas | Mar 13, 2024 |
Wondering if I can write a review that balances the amount of enjoyment I derived from the book against the things that I found frustrating about it?

Briefly, the plot revolves around a 38yr old, privileged (beautiful, comfortably wealthy, well married) Jewish housewife (Maddie Schwartz) living in Baltimore in the 1960s who, in the course of realizing she wants more out of her life than throwing dinner parties, ends up pursuing journalism and becoming involved in the investigation of two murders.

Lippman's gimmick is short, brisk chapters that alternate between 3rd person limited (telling what Maddie is up to) and chapters told in 1st person by the various people she interacts with. These 1st person chapters are creative and diverting; what's more, many of them also end up communicating clues and other critical information. The fun is never knowing when something important is going to drop, and being cunning enough to recognize it when it does! Lippman knows how to keep things interesting, and how to keep readers reading.

If only the story lived up to the storytelling! And for the first 75% of the book, I thought it would. But as the novel progresses, Lippman's plotting starts getting sloppier and sloppier: motives become increasingly tenuous, suspects start confessing for no reason other than (seemingly) to further the plot, actions trigger increasingly improbable consequences, and Maddie starts manifesting superhuman abilities (an ability to leap to deductions that would dazzle even Holmes; a sudden, inexplicable capacity for literary genius) despite demonstrating no previous signs of brilliance. Indeed, I found Maddie's whole "character arc" becoming more and more annoying as the story progressed, her early demonstrations of self-awareness and self-actualization (engaging) becoming increasingly narcissistic and condescending (offputting).

What probably irked me the most, though, was the idea of setting a novel in Baltimore in the 1960s, stuffing it with authentic details about the city (lots of interesting references to specific stores, restaurants, neighborhoods, and city institutions) ... but then neglecting to address in any realistic way the simmering racial issues that were festering in the city at that time. While Lippman faithfully represents the structures of racism that existed at that time - institutionalized discrimination, laws preventing miscegenation - her characters, particularly Maddie, behave in ways that seem weirdly oblivious to the social, emotional, or cultural manifestations of those structures. Don't get me wrong - every novel that mentions race doesn't have to be about racism. But the history of Baltimore, especially in the 1960s, is inescapably entangled with social injustice; to ignore that hits as anachronistic. (Speaking of anachronism, what's the deal with the cover art? Would someone who hadn't read the book guess that the face in the background is supposed to be a stunningly beautiful black woman of the 1960s?)

I suppose you might say that reading this is a bit like eating your favorite junk snack food - delicious, as long as you don't make the mistake of thinking too hard about the ingredients or how many empty calories you are consuming.
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Dorritt | outras 53 resenhas | Feb 10, 2024 |
Tess is assigned to ?babysit? an actress in new series being staged in Baltimore. Not her best work.
bentstoker | outras 26 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |
(audio) Story of reappearance of one of two sisters who disappeared at 11 & 13. Is this really one of those sisters.
bentstoker | outras 124 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |



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