Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years. She began writing novels while working full time and published seven books about "accidental PI" Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her work has been awarded the Edgar, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe and Barry awards. She also has been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Mayor's Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association.

Books by Laura Lippman

Lady in the Lake

Published: August 2019

A stunning, multi-voiced thriller - tackling race, gender politics, and the volatility of mid '60s America - from one of today's most interesting crime writing voices.


Published: January 2019

Meet Polly, which may or may not be her real name, this year's most dangerous leading lady...


Published: March 2018

A superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals - and cold-blooded murder.

Wilde Lake

Published: July 2017

The brilliant, moving and psychologically complex new standalone novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of After I'm Gone, And When She Was Good, and What the Dead Know.

Hush Hush

Published: January 2016

New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman returns to one of American fiction's most memorable Private Investigators in a devastatingly powerful mystery.

After I'm Gone

Published: May 2015

New York Times best seller Laura Lippman returns with a classic story of murder and mystery, in which one man's disappearance echoes through the lives of his wife, daughters - and mistress.

And When She Was Good

Published: January 2015

And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman is the gripping new psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author.

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