Friday, December 7, 2018
Baltimore Blues (Tess Monaghan #1)
by Laura Lippman
Rating: 3 out of 5
Tess is a former reporter (the newspaper closed) who knows every inch of her town. A city where someone is murdered almost every day. When attorney Michael Abramowitz's is murdered his death should have been just another statistic, but the slain lawyer's notoriety makes the case front-page news in every local paper. Tess's friend, Rock is now the prime suspect and Tess has to do some unorthodox snooping to clear his name. This is a solid first book in a series. As with most first books, the author has to introduce her to her main character and the setting. Having read a couple of the later novels in the series I know that the action and writing style-pick up in future works.