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SUGAR HOUSE
A Tess Monaghan Mystery
 
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DETECTIVE DATA

Name of Detective
Tess Monaghan

Sidekick
The human sidekicks vary, but her greyhound Esskay is always along for the ride.

Hometown
Baltimore, MD, aka Charm City, Mobtown and Tiny Town.

Age
30

Occupation
Private investigator

How did you get involved in sleuthing?
Got a good friend indicted for murder, thought I owed him the favor of clearing his name.

Pet Peeves
Anyone who dumps on my hometown. Only I'm allowed to make fun of it.

Role Model
My aunt Kitty, the compleat hedonist and the happiest person I know.

Hobbies
Hobbies are for children, I have compulsive behaviors-- rowing, lifting weights, running.

Distinguishing characteristics
Thirty-six inch inseam, hair worn in a braid, big mouth.

Marital Status
Single

Quote
"Baltimore can be an interesting town, if you have the right guide." Or so Dr. Frederick Chilton told Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.
I also coined the motto: "Baltimore, where trends come to die."
 
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