"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters
The winner of every major literary award in crime fiction, Laura Lippman brings back her complex and vulnerably human Baltimore P.I., Tess Monaghan, in a tense, expertly spun tale of a family torn asunder by forces it can barely comprehend. Learn More
Roderick Misely wants desperately to pursue a career as a lawyer. He needs only to find an attorney mentor with whom to "read the law." But a scandal that unfairly sullied the family name has caused an absolute drought in apprenticeship opportunities. Learn More
As a practiced reporter until her newspaper went to that great pressroom in the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore, even the parts being slobbered on by the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. Learn More
Nick Giango and his best friend, Frank Favasi, first met in 1960 when they enlisted in the Marines together as two seventeen-year-olds who wanted to make their Baltimore neighborhood proud. Four years and two honorable discharges later, they return home and spontaneously decide to join the police force.