Tess Monaghan (11 books)

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Tess Monaghan is a fictional character. She is a private investigator in Baltimore, Maryland and features in a series written by crime author Laura Lippman.

 

Baltimore Blues

Tess Monaghan #1

by Laura Lippman

Until her paper, the Baltimore Star, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was a damn good reporter who knew her hometown intimately -- from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully...


Charm City

Tess Monaghan #2

by Laura Lippman

As a practiced reporter until her newspaper went to that great pressroom in the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore, even the parts being slobbered on by the sad-sack greyhound...


Butchers Hill

Tess Monaghan #3

Agatha Award for Best Novel 1998

by Laura Lippman

Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her shingle as a p.i.-for-hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the best address in Baltimore, but you gotta start somewhere, and...


In Big Trouble

Tess Monaghan #4

Shamus Best P.I. Paperback Original 2000

by Laura Lippman

Join the world of New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan in the Shamus and Anthony Award-winning fourth book in the acclaimed series

In Big Trouble

Tess Monaghan has learned the hard way...


The Sugar House: A Tess Monaghan Mystery

Tess Monaghan #5

by Laura Lippman

A client named Ruthie -- who seems to know Tess's father a little too well -- asks the newspaperwoman-turned-p.i. to investigate a year-old "Jane Doe" murder and its grim aftermath. Ruthie's low-life brother,...


In a Strange City

Tess Monaghan #6

by Laura Lippman

It is a treasured Charm City tradition. Every year on Edgar Allan Poe's birthday a figure wrapped in a dark cloak visits the renowned author's Baltimore gravesite and leaves behind three roses and half a bottle...


The Last Place

Tess Monaghan #7

by Laura Lippman

Five lives in the Baltimore area have been brutally destroyed over the past six years -- five unsolved homicides, seemingly unconnected except for the suspicion that each death was the result of domestic violence....


By a Spider's Thread

Tess Monaghan #8

by Laura Lippman

Mark Rubin claims he and his beautiful wife had a flawless, happy marriage. Yet one day, without warning, Natalie gathered up their children and vanished. The police can't do anything because all the evidence...


No Good Deeds

Tess Monaghan #9

Anthony Best Novel 2007

by Laura Lippman

No good deed goes unpunished . . .

Working as a consultant for a Baltimore newspaper, p.i. Tess Monaghan seems far removed from the unsolved slaying of a young federal prosecutor—until her well-meaning boyfriend,...


Another Thing to Fall

Tess Monaghan #10

by Laura Lippman

The California dream weavers have invaded Charm City with their cameras, their stars, and their controversy. . . .

When private investigator Tess Monaghan literally runs into the crew of the fledgling TV series...


The Girl in the Green Raincoat

Tess Monaghan #11

by Laura Lippman

In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor's orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window,...


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