Baltimore blues

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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 couls prove costly to Tess -- and add her name to that infamous ever-growing list.

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seriesTess Monaghan mysteries
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subject_facetBaltimore (Md.) -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Electronic books
Lawyers -- Crimes against -- Fiction
Monaghan, Tess -- (Fictitious character)
Monaghan, Tess -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Women detectives -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Fiction
Women journalists -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Fiction
Women private investigators -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Fiction
title_displayBaltimore blues
title_fullBaltimore Blues
Baltimore blues / Laura Lippman
Baltimore blues [electronic resource] / Laura Lippman
Baltimore blues [electronic resource] Lippman, Laura, 1959-
title_shortBaltimore blues
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Investigation
Lawyers
Monaghan, Tess
Murder
Mystery
Women detectives
Women journalists
Women private investigators