The Last Place: A Tess Monaghan Novel

3.82 avg rating
( 2,461 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062403278: The Last Place: A Tess Monaghan Novel

When New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan investigates five cold case murders, she doesn’t expect the investigation to become personal

Tess Monaghan agrees to look into a series of unsolved homicides that date back over the past six years despite the fact that the assignment originates from a troubling source: wealthy Baltimore benefactor Luisa O’Neal, who was both instrumental in launching Tess’s present career and intimately connected with the murder of Tess’s former boyfriend.

Apart from the suspicion that each death was the result of domestic violence, nothing else seems to connect them. Five lives—four women, one man—ended in various ways. The only thing the five cases seem to have is that they are now ice cold. Tess’ search for the connecting threads takes her beyond the Charm City limits and into dangerously unfamiliar territory. With the help of a police officer obsessed with bringing a murderer down, she follows scant leads into the remotest corners of Maryland, where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny, rough-hewn fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of bustling Baltimore.

As she strays far from everything that’s familiar and safe in her life, Tess is suddenly cast into a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with an ingenious slayer who changes identities as often and effortlessly as clothing. But at last, a single link to the murders emerges. Unfortunately, it's Tess. 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

In hot legal water—and court-ordered therapy—private investigator Tess Monaghan accepts an assignment with a local nonprofit organization to review police documents for inconsistencies and investigative blunders surrounding five unsolved Baltimore homicides. The cases seem unconnected except for the suspicion that each brutal death was the result of domestic violence.

But curiosity is soon pulling Tess off the paper trail and into dangerously unfamiliar territory, as she joins forces with a police officer obsessed with bringing a murderer down. Scant leads and intuitions are pointing the disgraced p.i. toward the most remote corners of Maryland, where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of Charm City. And a single, shocking common thread seems to be tying all the loose ends together into one bloody knot: Tess Monaghan herself.

Review:

Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan knows what to do with a jerk who prowls the Internet looking for love in all the wrong places: pretend to be smitten, slip one of his own date-rape drugs into his drink, cover him with depilatory cream, and leave him in a public place so he'll be too ashamed to do it again. It's hard to follow an opening chapter like that, but Lippman manages it nicely, putting her smart-mouth series sleuth in court-ordered anger-management counseling. The sessions with her shrink spur a most uncharacteristic—-for Tess--reflection on five cold-case homicides she's investigating for a foundation lobbying for increased funding for domestic abuse programs. They don't seem to be connected, but with the help of the retired Toll Facilities cop who discovered the head of one of the victims in the middle of his bridge, Tess discovers a serial killer no one even knew existed--until he made Tess his next target. This is the seventh outing in a lively, original series that keeps getting better and better. --Jane Adams

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lippman, Laura
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks 2016-06-14 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Paperbacks 2016-06-14, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 0062403273. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062403273ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lippman, Laura
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062403273. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062403273ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lippman, Laura
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062403273. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062403273ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Laura Lippman
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800624032780000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lippman, Laura
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062403273

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lippman, Laura
Published by Harpercollins (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 2016. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780062403278

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Laura Lippman
Published by William Morrow Company, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Company, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman s Tess Monaghan investigates five cold case murders, she doesn t expect the investigation to become personal. Tess Monaghan agrees to look into a series of unsolved homicides that date back over the past six years despite the fact that the assignment originates from a troubling source: wealthy Baltimore benefactor Luisa O Neal, who was both instrumental in launching Tess s present career and intimately connected with the murder of Tess s former boyfriend. Apart from the suspicion that each death was the result of domestic violence, nothing else seems to connect them. Five lives--four women, one man--ended in various ways. The only thing the five cases seem to have is that they are now ice cold. Tess search for the connecting threads takes her beyond the Charm City limits and into dangerously unfamiliar territory. With the help of a police officer obsessed with bringing a murderer down, she follows scant leads into the remotest corners of Maryland, where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny, rough-hewn fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of bustling Baltimore. As she strays far from everything that s familiar and safe in her life, Tess is suddenly cast into a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with an ingenious slayer who changes identities as often and effortlessly as clothing. But at last, a single link to the murders emerges. Unfortunately, it s Tess. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062403278

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Laura Lippman
Published by William Morrow Company, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Company, United States, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. When New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman s Tess Monaghan investigates five cold case murders, she doesn t expect the investigation to become personal. Tess Monaghan agrees to look into a series of unsolved homicides that date back over the past six years despite the fact that the assignment originates from a troubling source: wealthy Baltimore benefactor Luisa O Neal, who was both instrumental in launching Tess s present career and intimately connected with the murder of Tess s former boyfriend. Apart from the suspicion that each death was the result of domestic violence, nothing else seems to connect them. Five lives--four women, one man--ended in various ways. The only thing the five cases seem to have is that they are now ice cold. Tess search for the connecting threads takes her beyond the Charm City limits and into dangerously unfamiliar territory. With the help of a police officer obsessed with bringing a murderer down, she follows scant leads into the remotest corners of Maryland, where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny, rough-hewn fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of bustling Baltimore. As she strays far from everything that s familiar and safe in her life, Tess is suddenly cast into a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with an ingenious slayer who changes identities as often and effortlessly as clothing. But at last, a single link to the murders emerges. Unfortunately, it s Tess. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062403278

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Laura Lippman
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Paperbacks. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 352 pages. In hot legal waterand court-ordered therapyprivate investigator Tess Monaghan accepts an assignment with a local nonprofit organization to review police documents for inconsistencies and investigative blunders surrounding five unsolved Baltimore homicides. The cases seem unconnected except for the suspicion that each brutal death was the result of domestic violence. But curiosity is soon pulling Tess off the paper trail and into dangerously unfamiliar territory, as she joins forces with a police officer obsessed with bringing a murderer down. Scant leads and intuitions are pointing the disgraced p. i. toward the most remote corners of Maryland, where a psychopath can hide as easily in the fabric of a tiny fishing community as in the alleys and shadows of Charm City. And a single, shocking common thread seems to be tying all the loose ends together into one bloody knot: Tess Monaghan herself. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062403278

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Laura Lippman
Published by William Morrow & Company
ISBN 10: 0062403273 ISBN 13: 9780062403278
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Company. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Last Place: A Tess Monaghan Novel, Laura Lippman. Bookseller Inventory # B9780062403278

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book