VJ Books Presents Author Laura Lippman!
Laura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and attended city schools through ninth grade. After graduating from Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Md., she attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
She was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at The (Baltimore) Sun. Her other newspaper jobs included the Waco Tribune-Herald and the San Antonio Light. She began writing novels while working full-time and published seven books about "accidental PI" Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001.
Her work has been awarded the Edgar Ś, the Anthony, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe and Barry awards. She also has been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Mayor's Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association.
Lippman returned to Baltimore in 1989 and has lived there since. She is the daughter of Theo Lippman Jr., a Sun editorial writer who retired in 1995 but continues to freelance for several newspapers, and Madeline Mabry Lippman, a former Baltimore City school librarian. Her sister, Susan, is a local bookseller.
Laura Lippman Bibliography
Tess Monoghan Series
Baltimore Blues - 1997
- Charm City - 1997
- Butchers Hill - 1998
- In Big Trouble - 1999
- The Sugar House - 2000
- In a Strange City - 2001
- The Last Place - 2002
- By A Spiderís Thread - 2004
- No Good Deeds - 2006
- Another Thing to Fall - 2008
- The Girl in the Green Raincoat - 2011
- Hush Hush - 2015
- Every Secret Thing - 2003
- What the Dead Know - 2007
- Life Sentences - 2009
- Iíd Know You Anywhere - 2010
- The Most Dangerous Thing - 2011
- And When She Was Good - 2012
- After Iím Gone - 2014
- Wilde Lake - May 2016
- Sunburn - 2018
Short Story Anthology
Laura Lippman Awards
- Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original for Charm City - 1998
- Nero Award for Sugar House - 2001
- What for Best Novel - 2004 - 2008
- Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original - 2000 - 1999
- Anthony Award for Best Short Story for Hardly Knew Her - 2008
- Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel for What the Dead Know - 2008
- Quill Award for Mystery/Suspense/Thriller for What the Dead Know - 2007
- Shamus Award for In Charm City - 1998
- Shamus Award for In Big Trouble - 2000
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