Tess Monaghan by Laura LippmanRead about another entry on the list.
Ex-journalist-turned-P.I. Tess Monaghan isn’t your typical boozin’ detective, bemoaning her lot in life. With charm, bravery, and a bit of luck, Tess takes readers in and around Baltimore, with the city playing a key role in the series from page one. Lippman’s strong characters and well-paced plotting make it seem easy, but a body of work so consistently strong and still able to surprise and engage can only be the work of a true master.
Must-reads: Baltimore Blues and Hush, Hush
The Page 69 Test: Another Thing to Fall.
The Page 69 Test: Hush Hush.