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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 por Laura Lippman

What the Dead Know (2007) 2,552 exemplares
I'd Know You Anywhere (2010) 1,544 exemplares
Baltimore Blues (1997) 1,268 exemplares
Every Secret Thing (2004) 1,027 exemplares
Sunburn (2018) 890 exemplares
Lady in the Lake (2019) 865 exemplares
After I'm Gone (2014) 848 exemplares
Charm City (1997) 783 exemplares
Life Sentences (2009) 771 exemplares
And When She Was Good (2012) 760 exemplares
By a Spider's Thread (2004) 738 exemplares
Another Thing to Fall (2008) 727 exemplares
To the Power of Three (2006) 716 exemplares
The Sugar House (2001) 700 exemplares
Butchers Hill (1998) 685 exemplares
The Most Dangerous Thing (2011) 677 exemplares
No Good Deeds (2007) 646 exemplares
Wilde Lake (2016) 626 exemplares
In Big Trouble (1999) 608 exemplares
In a Strange City (2001) 601 exemplares
The Last Place (2003) 585 exemplares
Hush Hush (2015) 488 exemplares
Dream Girl (2021) 423 exemplares
Hardly Knew Her (2008) 283 exemplares
Prom Mom (2023) 198 exemplares
Seasonal Work (2022) 124 exemplares
Baltimore Noir (2006) — Editor — 117 exemplares
My Life as a Villainess: Essays (2020) 104 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) — Editor — 93 exemplares
The Book Thing (2013) 70 exemplares
Slow Burner (2020) 57 exemplares
The Babysitter's Code (2009) 47 exemplares
Liza Jane and the Dragon (2018) 16 exemplares
Hints of Heloise: Three Stories (2012) 14 exemplares
Black-Eyed Susan (2009) 7 exemplares
Scratch a Woman (2009) 6 exemplares
Five Fires (2014) 6 exemplares
A Good Fuck Spoiled (2009) 6 exemplares
Nasty Girls: Short Stories (2018) 5 exemplares
Femme Fatale and Other Stories (2009) 3 exemplares
The Crack Cocaine Diet (2009) 2 exemplares
Easy as A-B-C (2009) 2 exemplares
ARM and the Woman (2009) 1 exemplar
Orphans Court [short story] (1999) 1 exemplar
What He Needed (2009) 1 exemplar
Ropa Vieja [short story] (2009) 1 exemplar
Histeri (2009) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2011) — Contribuidor — 537 exemplares
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps (2007) — Introdução — 534 exemplares
Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading (2009) — Prefácio — 348 exemplares
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (2004) — Contribuidor — 318 exemplares
Games Creatures Play (2014) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
D.C. Noir (2006) — Contribuidor — 194 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (2008) — Posfácio — 173 exemplares
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Contribuidor — 157 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Dangerous Women (1998) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
Death Do Us Part: New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder (2006) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found (2014) — Prefácio — 126 exemplares
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Tart Noir (2002) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Dublin Noir : The Celtic Tiger vs. The Ugly American (2003) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Mystery Box (2013) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Cocaine Chronicles (2005) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave (2007) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (2007) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
First Cases: New and Classic Tales of Detection (1999) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Murderers' Row (2001) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes (2004) — Prefácio — 34 exemplares
Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Bookshop Mysteries: Five Bibliomysteries by Bestselling Authors (2017) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology 2: The Body (2017) — Prefácio — 7 exemplares
Moord uit het boekje (2013) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum



[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.
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tami317 | 10 outras críticas | 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 | 53 outras críticas | Feb 10, 2024 |
Tess is assigned to ?babysit? an actress in new series being staged in Baltimore. Not her best work.
bentstoker | 26 outras críticas | 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 | 124 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |



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