"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
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.
In New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s electrifying thriller, PI Tess Monaghan discovers she might’ve gotten herself into a dangerous situation for which there’s no way out. . . . Learn More
A former professional boxer, actor, horse trainer and radio announcer, Charles Willeford (1919-1988) is best known for his Miami-based crime novels featuring hard-boiled detective Hoke Moseley, including Miami Blues and Sideswipe. Learn More
A serial killer with a penchant for severed hands. A watch that runs backward and forward – at the same time. An Eastern European gangster known only as Rumplestiltskin. The Nazi invasion of Prague, Soviet-era Czech secret police, 16th century alchemy and black magic – mild-mannered American Lee Holloway never thought any of these would intrude upon his ordinary life.