Lady in the Lake

Laura Lippman (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
July 23, 2019
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.06 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062390011

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About the Author

Since Laura Lippman's debut in 1997, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction and named one of the essential crime writers of the last 100 years. Her books have won most of the major awards in her field and been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family.

Reviews

"Don't miss this novel."--Anna Quindlen, New York Times bestselling author
"[Lippman] tells a classic mystery through the prism of many characters, all feeling the reverberations of dawning feminism and racial tension in civil-rights-era Baltimore...Lady in the Lake is aching, thoughtful, and compulsively readable."--Vanity Fair
"Baltimore in the mid-1960s is the setting of Lady in the Lake, the latest novel from the ever impressive Laura Lippman...Lippman's book is revelatory, too, in showing the personal and professional costs to others--friends, loved ones, sources, witnesses--of Maddie's single-minded quest for achievement and recognition."--Wall Street Journal
"A cavalcade of narrators--including Cleo's ghost, who wants Maddie to stop poking into her world--and Lippman's expert storytelling bring the city's tensions wondrously to life."--People
“...the closest writer America has to Ruth Rendell.... What makes this book special, even extraordinary, is that the crossword puzzle aspect is secondary...[Lady in the Lake] reflects the gulf which then existed between what women were exptected to be and what they aspired to be.”--Stephen King
“[Lippman] only seems to be getting better.”--Entertainment Weekly
“Elegantly written, the novel moves with an eye to how people adapt to changes in culture, or maybe how an evolving culture causes shifts in people...Lippman again proves she's a sharp observer of people, with an affinity for shaping complicated people in a refined plot.”--Associated Press
“Inspired by the unsolved death of Shirley Parker... Lippman's ambitious novel weaves some 20 points of view into a seamless, vivid whole. The novel demonstrates that Lippman, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, is both a skilled journalist and a masterful novelist.”--Washington Post
“Lippman's fans will devour this sophisticated crime novel, which captures the era's zeitgeist while painting a striking portrait of unapologetic female ambition.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The story is bigger than the crime, and the crime is bigger than its solution, making Lippman's skill as a mystery novelist work as icing on the cake. The racism, classism, and sexism of 50 years ago wrapped up in a stylish, sexy, suspenseful period drama...”--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“...as much a mystery as it is a stylized look at life in 1966 Baltimore. Another must read from Lippman.”--Popsugar
“Riveting...This is a superb character study, a terrific newspaper novel, and a fascinating look at urban life and racial discrimination in the '60s...Lippman's critical acclaim and sales figures continue to climb, and this genre-crossing thriller will extend her reach still further.”--Booklist (starred review)
Praise for Sunburn
“Suspenseful as hell, and she writes like a dream. . . . Lippman's always good, but this is a cut above.”--Stephen King
“A masterful mix from a total pro.”--People
Praise for Sunburn: “Fast-paced and unpredictable, Sunburn is a smart, sly riff on love in a world of trouble that's puzzling until the very last piece falls into place.”--O, the Oprah Magazine