Edgar Award-winning author Laura Lippman has created a winning character in Baltimore-based P.I. Tess Monaghan. This time Tess, a smart-mouthed, uninhibited woman with a taste for pleasure, leaves her familiar Baltimore backdrop and heads to the Lone Star State, where her former boyfriend, a musician, has disappeared. Without her usual support system in place, Tess makes some quirky new friends, notably her Vietnamese landlady, who's addicted to Spanish soaps, and Hispanic lawyer Rick Trejo. Deborah Hazlett's reading is just right for this lighthearted fare. Her rendering of Tess is upbeat, and the stereotypical Asian accent she gives to Mrs. Nguyen works for her ditzy character. Because this is not Lippman's best Monaghan adventure, fans will appreciate Tess's latest outing but may be happier once she's back in Baltimore. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]
Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CS ISBN 978-0-7927-5104-5 $59.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4491-7 $79.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5086-4 $49.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7927-5147-2 $49.95
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