By Laura Lippman
In a urban the place anyone is murdered nearly each day, lawyer Michael Abramowitz’s demise could be simply one other statistic. however the slain lawyer’s notoriety—and his style for illicit noon trysts—make the case front-page information in each neighborhood paper other than the Star, which crashed and burned ahead of Abramowitz did. A former megastar reporter who understands each inch of this town—from historical castle McHenry to the crumbling tasks of Cherry Hill—now unemployed journalist Tess Monaghan additionally is aware the fellow the law enforcement officials like for the killing: cuckolded fiancé Darryl “Rock” Paxton. The time is ripe for a occupation flow, so whilst rowing blood brother Rock desires to lease her to do a little unorthodox snooping to aid transparent his identify, Tess is of the same opinion. yet there are deadly secrets and techniques hiding within the appeal urban shadows. And Tess’ personal identify may turn out on that ever-expanding record of Baltimore useless.
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Cheyenne reached for the sheets but I didn’t release them. “You know, something like this is just what my book needs. If I end up writing it. ” 61 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM I handed her the sheets. ” Cheyenne returned the sheets to the folder, and the folders to the drawer. We faced one another across the room. Cheyenne seemed to be weighing something in her mind, perhaps trying to decide whether or not to offer me a drink. “Well,” she said when the silence became unbearable. ” She started to say something and stopped.
Several of her collages were on the wall, and I moved immediately to one of them. I don’t know all that much about art, only what I like and don’t like, and I didn’t like these much. Of course, this was the last thing in the world I’d tell her. But I felt compelled to say something. ” “No, I do. ” “I’m not sure there’s anything to understand,” Cheyenne laughed. ” She went to a desk, opened a drawer, and took out a stack of folders. She selected one and opened it. She brought out several sheets of yellow paper.
I know. Will you call me if you find out something? ” “I don’t expect to find anything earth-shattering. ” I didn’t finish my drink. I turned down a ride home so I could clear my head walking. At home I tried to get back into the screenplay but gave up after a few pages. Noise from the music and crowd drifted into the apartment. For a while it kept me awake. When I stopped struggling to shut it out, it was gone, and the next thing I knew was I staring at myself in the mirror, looking at a man who needed a shave.
Baltimore Blues (Tess Monaghan, Book 1) by Laura Lippman