I was thrilled to learn that award-winning local author Laura Lippman will be stopping at the Cecil County Public Library on Friday, February 27th at 7 pm, as part of her latest book tour. Best known for her Baltimore-based mystery series featuring private investigator Tess Monaghan, Hush Hush will be the first Tess Monaghan story since 2008. But that doesnt mean she hasnt been writing. In 2008 the author wrote what would become her first best-selling novel, What the Dead Know. Set in and around Baltimore, she wrote of a time and a place right out of my own past and evoked such a sense of nostalgia that I was transported right back to my childhood. In her best selling novel to date, Id Know You Anywhere, the author wrote a complex psychological thriller, one that left me with many questions. These questions and the feeling of a shared experience make me eager to meet the author and hear more about her stories and life. I wont be missing this opportunity!
Since the last Tess Monaghan novel, both she and Laura Lippman have become mothers. It is this experience she draws on in Hush Hush. It is a story of suspense about mothers; good mothers, bad mothers, homicidal mothers. It promises to be every bit as complex and psychological as her latest book.
During An Evening with Laura Lippman, a fundraiser benefiting the CCPL Foundation and the Friends of the Cecil County Public Library, the author will discuss her latest book and answer questions from the audience. In addition, each ticket holder will receive a hardback copy of Hush Hush, with a book signing to follow. Tickets can be purchased at any CCPL branch or online via our website.
If you cant get enough of murder and mayhem be sure to check out A Day in the Life of a Forensic Scientist at the Elkton Library on Thursday, February 5th at 7 pm and Homicide Detective and Cases at the Perryville Library on Thursday, February 12th at 7 pm.
Laura Lippman photo credit Jan Cobb.