Lady in the Lake

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062390028

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About the Author

Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist who has won more than twenty awards for her fiction, including the Edgar Award--and been nominated for thirty more. Since her debut in 1997, she has published almost two dozen novels, a novella, a children's book, and a collection of short stories. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Laura lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon, and their daughter.

Reviews

“[Lippman] only seems to be getting better.”--Entertainment Weekly
"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
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
"...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 expected to be and what they aspired to be."--Stephen King
"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)
"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
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