Club Book Episode 72 Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman is author of the chart-topping Tess Monaghan series. Plucky, resourceful Baltimore private eye Tess Monaghan is a consistent New York Times bestseller, and the dozen installments so far have garnered Lippman an international following. She has also published ten standalone books, including the acclaimed Every Secret Thing (2004) and After I’m Gone (2014), and an intertwined anthology called Hardly Knew Her (2006). Lippman’s mysteries have won her a staggering number of industry honors, including the Shamus Award, Edgar Award, and seven Anthony Awards. Her latest departure from Tess Monaghan, Sunburn, is a psychological thriller about a pair of lovers with dark secrets and darker intentions. In a starred review, Booklist lauds Sunburn as “an homage to classic noir, showcasing a writer at the height of her powers.” Library Journal concurs, promising “it will delight old-movie lovers, and reward Lippman’s legion of fans.” It hit shelves in late February.