In a strange city
New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan must put her PI skills to the ultimate test when she falls into the crosshairs of a psychopath who knows everything about her.
For the past fifty years on the birth date of Edgar Allan Poe, a person wearing a cloak has placed three roses and a half bottle of cognac on the writer’s gravesite. PI Tess Monaghan has never witnessed the event. But when John P. Kennedy, an eccentric antiques dealer, asks her to uncover the identity of the caped visitor, who he believes has duped him with the sale of an inauthentic antique, Tess decides to hold vigil on the night the cloaked stranger is expected to make an appearance. But the custom takes on a bizarre, fatal twist when two cloaked figures arrive. The imitator leaves his tribute and then makes his escape…after shooting the first visitor.
Warning bells tell Tess to steer clear of this case. But when roses and cognac appear on her doorstep, Tess’s curiosity is piqued. She soon discovers that John P. Kennedy has vanished into thin air and much of what he told her was questionable. Then the identity of the shooting victim comes to light, and all clues seem to point to the possibility he was the target of a hate crime. But Tess isn’t convinced. What was his connection to the decades-long Edgar Allan Poe tradition and to the killer? When more cryptic clues are left at her home, Tess realizes that someone is watching her every move...someone who’s bent on killing again.
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|Grouping Title||in a strange city|
|Grouping Author||lippman laura|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-23 04:48:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 04:52:46AM|
|author||Lippman, Laura, 1959-|
|display_description||Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan becomes dangerously involved in the investigation of the murder of the Visitor, a Baltimore ritual in which an unknown person leaves roses and a half bottle of cognac on Edgar Allan Poe's grave every January 19th.|
|isbn||9780062403261, 9780380810239, 9780380978182|
|item_details||ils:.b20024939|.i21520318|Cherrydale Detectives|D LIPPM|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 14, 2018|hafd|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b20024939|Book|Books|First edition.|English|William Morrow,||x, 310 pages ; 25.|
|series||Tess Monaghan mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Tess Monaghan mysteries|6|
|subject_facet||Baltimore (Md.) -- Fiction, Baltimore (Md.) -- Juvenile fiction, Monaghan, Tess -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 -- Tomb -- Fiction, Women private investigators -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Fiction|
|title_display||In a strange city|
|title_full||In a strange city / Laura Lippman|
|title_short||In a strange city|