Baltimore Noir by Laura Lippman

By Laura Lippman

Brand-new tales through: David Simon, Laura Lippman, Tim Cockey, Rob Hiaasen, Robert Ward, Sujata Massey, Jack Bludis, Rafael Alvarez, Marcia Talley, Joseph Wallace, Lisa Respers France, Charlie Stella, Sarah Weinman, Dan Fesperman, Jim Fusilli, and Ben Neihart.

Laura Lippman has lived in Baltimore so much of her existence and she or he could have spent much more time there if the editors of the Sun had agreed to rent her past. She attended public colleges and has lived in numerous of the city’s detailed neighborhoods, together with Dickeyville, Tuscany-Canterbury, Evergreen, and South Federal Hill.

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