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Lady in the lake / Laura Lippman.

Lippman, Laura, 1959- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

3 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library M LIP (Text) 33500013097639 New Checked out 10/10/2019
Detroit Lakes Public Library M LIP (Text) 33500013097647 New Checked out 09/28/2019
Warroad Public Library LIP (Text) 35500006201618 New Checked out 09/21/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062390011
  • ISBN: 0062390015
  • ISBN: 9780062390028
  • ISBN: 0062390023
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes author's note.
Summary, etc.: "New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman returns with a new stand-alone novel about a middle aged housewife turned aspiring reporter Maddie Schwartz, who is determined to solve the murder of a forgotten young woman in order to make her own reputation"-- Provided by publisher.
"The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman. In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl--assistance that leads to a job at the city's afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie--and the dead woman herself. Maddie's going to find the truth about Cleo's life and death. Cleo's ghost, privy to Maddie's poking and prying, wants to be left alone. Maddie's investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life--a jewelry store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people--including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* Laura Lippman and Thomas Perry have something in common. As good as their crime series are, they both show the full range of their talents more completely in their stand-alones, as Lippman demonstrates in this riveting historical thriller set in Baltimore in the 1960s. In A Doll's House fashion, Madeline Maddie Schwartz walks away from a seemingly happy marriage to carve a life for herself, landing a clerical job at a Baltimore newspaper and setting the goal of becoming a reporter. It happens, but slowly and not without causing significant injury to the lives of others in her wake. Maddie becomes obsessed with the story of Cleo Sherwood, an African American cocktail waitress whose body is found in the lake of a city park. As she jumps between Cleo's life before her body is discovered and Maddie's attempt to solve the crime (in which her paper has little interest), Lippman does some innovative things with narrative: not only does the ghost of Cleo speak directly to the reader, excoriating the reporter for digging into the past that Cleo wants left undisturbed, but we also hear from a Greek chorus–like assembly of voices, some fictional, some historical (including former Baltimore Oriole Paul Blair and Violet Wilson Whyte, the first black person to be appointed to the city's police force), who add texture to the portrayal of the city's racial politics. In the middle of all that is Maddie, a significantly flawed—especially in her relationship with her black lover, a Baltimore cop—but always compelling figure, an utterly human mix of compassion and self-centered ambition. This is a superb character study, a terrific newspaper novel, and a fascinating look at urban life and racial discrimination in the '60s.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Lippman's critical acclaim and sales figures continue to climb, and this genre-crossing thriller will extend her reach still further. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Reporters and reporting > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
African American women > Crimes against > Fiction.
Housewives > Fiction.
Journalists > Fiction.
Baltimore (Md.) > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Suspense.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

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