Wilde Lake

Wilde Lake by Laura Lipman

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Luisa `Lu` Brant is the newly elected – and first female – state`s attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her revered father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It`s not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful Howard County doesn`t see many homicides.

As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man`s life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them. What details might have been withheld from her when she was a child?

The more she learns about the case, the more questions arise. What does it mean to be a man or woman of one`s times? Why do we ask our heroes of the past to conform to the present`s standards? Is that fair? Is it right? Propelled into the past, she discovers that the legal system, the bedrock of her entire life, does not have all the answers. Lu realises that even if she could learn the whole truth, she probably wouldn`t want to.

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Laura Lipman

A book by Laura Lipman

Laura Lippman was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite the fact that at the age of two she moved with her parents to the north of the United States, Laura constantly complains that she has not managed to get rid of the southern accent. In 1965, the writer`s family moved to Baltimore, where her father became editor of the Sun newspaper. After graduating from Northwestern University School of Journalism, Laura landed her first job at the Tribune-Herald in Waco, Texas. Two years later, Lipman moved to San Antonio. After spending a year in Mexico, Laura decided to return to Baltimore and in 1989 began working with her father at Sun. The closure of a newspaper in San Antonio, where she once worked, made Laura, in her own words, think about what else she can, besides journalism. In 1997, two of her books were published: "Baltimore Blues" and "Charming City". The plot of these books was born several years before their release, but the motivation for their creation was the confidence of Laura`s husband in her writing skills and the purchase of a new computer. The main character of her works is the journalist Tess Monaghan. Laura continues to work at the newspaper, so she gets up at 6 am every day to work on a new book for a couple of hours. She attended high school in Columbia, Maryland, where she was a captain at Wilde Lake High High School (Academy). Laura Lippman spent her childhood and adolescence in Baltimore, studying journalism at Northwestern University`s Medill School of Journalism. She spent twenty years as a reporter, including twelve years at The (Baltimore) Sun. During this time, she began writing novels and published seven books in the Tess Monaghan series. Over the course of her writing career, she has amassed a collection of virtually every major detective novel award (Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Agatha Award, Nero Wolfe Award, Shamus Award, Quill Award, Gumshoe Award, Barry Award), and has also been nominated for other prizes in the field crime genre including Hammett and Macavity. She was the first recipient of the Mayor`s Prize for Literary Excellence and is recognized as the first author of the year for this genre - Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association. Her latest novel, The Most Dangerous Thing, made the top 10 bestsellers in 2011. (Amazon Top Mystery & Thrillers of 2011). Author`s site http://www.lauralippman.net

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Laura Lippman was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite the fact that at the age of two she moved with her parents to the north of the United States, Laura constantly complains that she has not managed to get rid of the southern accent. In 1965, the writer`s family moved to Baltimore, where her father became editor of the Sun newspaper. After graduating from Northwestern University School of Journalism, Laura landed her first job at the Tribune-Herald in Waco, Texas. Two years later, Lipman moved to San Antonio. After spending a year in Mexico, Laura decided to return to Baltimore and in 1989 began working with her father at Sun. The closure of a newspaper in San Antonio, where she once worked, made Laura, in her own words, think about what else she can, besides journalism. In 1997, two of her books were published: "Baltimore Blues" and "Charming City". The plot of these books was born several years before their release, but the motivation for their creation was the confidence of Laura`s husband in her writing skills and the purchase of a new computer. The main character of her works is the journalist Tess Monaghan. Laura continues to work at the newspaper, so she gets up at 6 am every day to work on a new book for a couple of hours. She attended high school in Columbia, Maryland, where she was a captain at Wilde Lake High High School (Academy). Laura Lippman spent her childhood and adolescence in Baltimore, studying journalism at Northwestern University`s Medill School of Journalism. She spent twenty years as a reporter, including twelve years at The (Baltimore) Sun. During this time, she began writing novels and published seven books in the Tess Monaghan series. Over the course of her writing career, she has amassed a collection of virtually every major detective novel award (Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Agatha Award, Nero Wolfe Award, Shamus Award, Quill Award, Gumshoe Award, Barry Award), and has also been nominated for other prizes in the field crime genre including Hammett and Macavity. She was the first recipient of the Mayor`s Prize for Literary Excellence and is recognized as the first author of the year for this genre - Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association. Her latest novel, The Most Dangerous Thing, made the top 10 bestsellers in 2011. (Amazon Top Mystery & Thrillers of 2011). Author`s site http://www.lauralippman.net