In her latest stand-alone mystery, Lippman, author of the iconic Tess Monaghan series and one of crime fiction’s most decorated writers, returns to her Baltimore beat for a book that’s as much a compelling character study as it is a riveting thriller. Set in 1966, the story follows Maddie Schwartz as she leaves her marriage in search of a more fulfilling life. She seems to find one when she locates a missing girl and takes a job on the local paper. But her next assignment—investigating the death of an African-American woman—leads her into unforeseen complications, many related to blind spots in her own character.
Lippman will be in conversation with Neely Tucker, Washington Post staff writer and author of Only the Hunted Run; Murder, D.C.; and The Ways of the Dead.