Lady in the Lake

Laura Lippman
AUD $29.99
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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.

In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know - everyone, that is, except Madeline ‘Maddie’ Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life.

Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl - assistance that leads to a job at the city’s afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake.

Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie ...

Author bio:

Laura Lippman has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. Since the publication of What the Dead Know, each of her hardcovers has hit the New York Times bestseller list. A recent recipient of the first-ever Mayor's Prize, she lives in Baltimore, New Orleans and New York City with her family.
www.lauralippman.com

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571339440
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: August 2019
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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