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Publisher's Summary

Laura Lippman won the Nero Wolfe Award for this powerful mystery. Former journalist turned P.I. Tess Monaghan thought she knew Baltimore like the back of her hand - but what she doesn't know just might kill her in this grim yet irresistible novel.
Solve another case with Tess Monaghan.
©2000 Laura Lippman (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"A rare find: a puzzle so finely calibrated that each new disclosure brings revelation and deepening mystery at the same time." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn L on 03-18-15

Great Story, Don't Like the Narrator

What made the experience of listening to The Sugar House the most enjoyable?

I love this series. I think Laura Lippman is brilliant. I enjoy the character development and the wonderful world building.

What did you like best about this story?

Character development.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator is very talented, but does not suit this story, in my opinion. She sounds like a contralto woman who has smoked for a long time. She does a great job with the "world weary" characters in the story, but everyone else sounds goofy.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I love the writing,

Any additional comments?

This is a great series.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Candace Russell on 07-08-15

What was Barbara trying to do?

Barbara Rosenblat has narrated a number of the books in my library, but seems something was really going wrong during this reading - like someone was goosing her or giving electroshocks. Or some kind of chemical? The tone was totally wrong for the story. I'm still listening, so hopes she settles down soon. The plot and story seem interesting. That's what I want in a detective story, so will try to ignore the reader.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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