By Laura Lippman

As a practiced reporter till her newspaper went to that fab pressroom within the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan understands and loves each inch of her local Baltimore, even the components being slobbered on through the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. it is a quirky urban the place baseball reigns, yet in recent times murder seems the second one hottest neighborhood game. enterprise multi-millionaire "Wink" Wynkowski is making an attempt to alter all that by means of bringing professional basketball again to city, and everybody's rooting fro him -- till a devastating, muckraking divulge of his lurid earlier seems at the entrance web page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. it is a shock even to the Blight's editors, who proposal they might killed the piece. as a substitute, the piece killed Wink -- who is present in his storage with the auto operating. Now the Blight desires to nail the unknown desktop hacker who planted the deadly tale, and the project is correct up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. however it does not take lengthy for her to find deeper, darker secrets and techniques, and to gain that this case is de facto extra approximately whacking than hacking. it truly is simply homicide in Baltimore nowadays -- and Tess Monaghan herself will be subsequent at the checklist. As a practiced reporter until eventually her newspaper went to that fab pressroom within the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan understands and loves each inch of her local Baltimore, even the components being slobbered on via the sad-sack greyhound she's minding for her uncle. it is a quirky urban the place baseball reigns, yet in recent years murder looks the second one preferred neighborhood game. company mogul "Wink" Wynkowski is making an attempt to alter all that by way of bringing seasoned basketball again to city, and everybody's rooting for him -- until eventually a devastating, muckraking reveal of his lurid earlier looks at the entrance web page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. it is a shock even to the Blight's editors, who inspiration they would killed the piece. in its place, the piece killed Wink -- who is present in his storage with the automobile operating. Now the Blight desires to nail the unknown laptop hacker who planted the deadly tale, and the project is true up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. however it does not take lengthy for her to find deeper, darker secrets and techniques, and to gain that this case is absolutely extra approximately whacking than hacking. it really is simply homicide in Baltimore nowadays -- and Tess Monaghan herself should be subsequent at the record.

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Tess didn’t care much about the monument, but she liked the pretty park outside her office window, the strains of classical music that drifted over from Peabody Conservatory, and the good restaurants in the neighborhood. Last fall, fate and circumstances had brought her here, in what was to be a temporary job. Tess had ended up staying on, although Tyner reminded her every day that her goal should be to obtain a private investigator’s license and open her own office. As she came through the heavy front door at 9:15, she could hear the whine of the old-fashioned elevator only Tyner used.

She remembered it vaguely. The city’s orange-and-white wastebaskets had been decor-ated with slo 3 gans such as Jam One! or Dunk One! Then they’d ended the cam-paign and collectors of Baltimorebilia had stolen the trash cans before they could be taken off the streets and repainted. Another man limped out on stage, an aging athlete whose cane gave his garish warm-up suit a strangely aristocratic look. “Toooooooooooch. Toooooooooooch,” men yodeled and a few women actually screamed when he acknowledged the cheer with a thumb’s-up.

Miss Monaghan, your uncle has something that belongs to us. It is ours, and we want it back. ” The man on the passenger side smiled and held up a gun. LAURA LIPPMAN CHARM CITY For John I am fortunate to work at a place where my generous colleagues and conscientious editors bear little resemblance to the workers at the oh-so-fictional newspaper in this book. In particular, I am in-debted to the following co-workers for their help and technical advice: Joan Jacobson, Mike James, Peter Hermann, Arthur Hirsch, Jon Morgan, Mike Littwin, Dan Rodricks, Kate Shatzkin, and William F.

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