Baltimore Blues

Baltimore Blues

eBook - 2006
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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 unemployed at twenty-nine, she's willing to take any freelance job to pay the rent -- including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her rowing buddy, Darryl "Rock" Paxton.

In a city where someone is murdered almost everyday, attorney Michael Abramowitz's death should be just another statistic. But the slain lawyer's notoriety -- and his noontime trysts with Rock's fiancee -- make the case front page news...and points to Rock as the likely murderer. But trying to prove her friend's innocence couls prove costly to Tess -- and add her name to that infamous ever-growing list.



Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2006
ISBN: 9780061193606
0061193607
9780061193583
0061193585

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jandt_mcmurray
Apr 23, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: impending murder, murder, suicide

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jandt_mcmurray
Apr 23, 2018

Sexual Content: sexual scenarios, infidelity

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jandt_mcmurray
Apr 23, 2018

Violence: murder, suicide

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jandt_mcmurray
Apr 23, 2018

Coarse Language: profanity

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jandt_mcmurray
Apr 23, 2018

Tess Monaghan is a young woman searching for herself. But as long as she's searching for herself, she may as well do what she really loves & use her reporter skills to search for answers to a friend's murder. Just as you would expect, she seems to be failing in a major way until the big clue breaks near the end of the story. But just when you think the story is over & details are about to be cleaned up, a quick turn of events takes your recently settled stomach back in to overdrive.

It was a good mystery, but I've decided that I am definitely partial to more dated period pieces, those that are set in years prior to 1970. I did enjoy all of the intertwining of various people & groups & the setting of the story in Baltimore, MD. I liked that the primary investigating character was a single woman that doesn't have everything figured out. She is forced to rely on the help of several friends, both old & newly acquired ones. I like that she finds the strength she needs to conquer weaknesses & fears when she ultimately is faced with them.

Age recommendation: 16 & up (sexual scenarios, profanity, suicide, infidelity)

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 7.

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rgally
Jan 13, 2011

likeable character, good plot with a twist. A good if not great read. Will keep going with the series

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jandt_mcmurray
Apr 23, 2018

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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kaijene
Mar 10, 2018

How do I start being sexual, much less homosexual, at age forty-two?

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