The Sugar House

The Sugar House

A Tess Monaghan Mystery

eBook - 2006
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A client named Ruthie--who seems to know Tess's father a little too well--asks the newspaperwoman-turned-p.i. to investigate a year-old "Jane Doe" murder and its grim aftermath. Ruthie's low-life brother, Henry, confessed to killing a teenager runaway over a bottle of glue--and, a month into his prison term, he met the same fate as his victim. Following a precious few tantalizing clues, Tess sets off on a path that is leading her from Baltimore's exclusive Inner Harbor to the city's seediest neighborhoods. But it's the shocking discovery of the runaway's true identity that turns her hunt deadly. Suddenly a supposedly solved murder case is turning up newer, fresher corpses and newer, scarier versions of the Sugar House--places that look sweet and safe ... but only from the outside.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2006
ISBN: 9780061808746
0061808741
9780061193361
0061193364
9780061193354
0061193356
Characteristics: 1 online resource (306 p.)

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Dec 15, 2009

Very complex mystery. The denouement takes considerable time to wind up all the parts of the story. However, Lippman juggles all the parts of her story admirably and ties up all the loose ends in a satisfying manner. Tess Monaghan manages to confront the villains and disarm them figuratively so that they are not a threat to her family.

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