A Tess Monaghan Mystery
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by Laura Lippman
Butcher's Hill (1998)
Tess Monaghan becomes an official P.I. and her first client is Luther Beale, the notorious vigilante who five years ago shot a boy for vandalizing his car. Just sprung from jail, he wants to make reparations to the kids who witnessed his crime, so he needs Tess to find them. But once she starts snooping, the witnesses start dying. Is the "Butcher of Butchers Hill" at it again, or is there another, even more sinister force at work?
Baltimore Blues (1997)
Losing her job as a reporter, Tess Monaghan accepts a friend's request to follow his fiancée. Utilizing her journalist's instincts, Tess learns that the woman is a kleptomaniac and may be having an affair with her boss. After revealing her findings, the boss is murdered and Tess's friend is accused. Now it is up to Tess to learn the identity of the real killer.
Charm City (1997)
Former reporter and Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan is hired by the Baltimore Beacon-Light to find the unknown hacker who sneaked a muckraking story about local business tycoon "Wink" Wynkowski onto the front page, triggering his apparent suicide. But she soon realizes the full story deals with murder-- and she may be next on the hit list.
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