• The Accidental Detective

  • A Short Story from 'Hardly Knew Her'
  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-09-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 2.5 (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"The Accidental Detective"A Sunday newspaper profile of Tess Monaghan, Baltimore's favorite private detective.
©2008 Laura Lippman; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Lippman shows herself to be a master of short fiction....read them fast, like a glutton, or slowly to savor each one. Either way, this is a treasure." (Library Journal)"Lippman fans won't be disappointed with these small treasures." (Kirkus Reviews)
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By Kenneth on 02-09-09

Not a short story but merely a character profile

This "story" is really just a clever way for the author to give readers an overview of her character Monaghan, in the guise of a newspaper feature story. It is also a paean of praise for the City of Baltimore and its attractions. However, if you were looking for an exciting plot, this isn't it.

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By Susanne on 06-25-12

A quick diversion

This was a nice story to listen to while I was driving across country. I would try another book by Laura Lippman.

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