PI Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore. Its a quirky city where baseball reigns, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular sport. Business tycoon Wink Wynkowski is trying to change all that by bringing pro basketball to townuntil a devastating exposé appears in the Baltimore Beacon Light. The newspapers editors thought theyd killed the piece. Instead, the piece killed Wink, whos found dead in his garage. Tess is hired to find the unknown hacker who planted the lethal story.
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Reporter-turned-p.i. Tess Monaghan loves every inch of her native Baltimore—a quirky city where baseball reigns, and homicide seems to be the second most popular sport. Business tycoon “Wink” Wynkowski wants to change all of that by bringing pro-basketball back to town—a laudable mission that’s greeted with widespread cheers . . . and a muckraking front page exposť of his past in the Baltimore Beacon-Light. The “Blight’s” surprised editors are sure they killed the piece. Instead, the piece kills Wynkowski, who’s discovered asphyxiated in his garage with his car’s engine running. Now the paper wants former newshound Tess to track down the rogue computer hacker whose prank took a human life. But there’s more than cyber-crime involved here—and Tess is about to discover firsthand that trying to stay alive in Charm City is murder these days.About the Author:
Laura Lippman: Laura Lippman was a Baltimore Sun reporter for twelve years. Her novels have been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. She first-ever recipient of the Mayor's Prize for Literary Excellence.
Deborah Hazlett: Deborah Hazlett's recent theatrical work includes Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, and Henry IV Parts I and II at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. Deborah's most recent audio work includes The Writer in the Garden, The Return to Macomb: Harper Lee, and To Kill a Mockingbird for National Public Radio's Weekend Edition.
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