No Good Deeds by Laura Lippman
(Tess Monaghan Mysteries, No. 9)

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No good deed goes unpunished . . .

Working as a consultant for a Baltimore newspaper, p.i. Tess Monaghan seems far removed from the unsolved slaying of a young federal prosecutor—until her well-meaning boyfriend, Crow, brings a street kid into their lives, a juvenile con artist who doesn't even realize he holds an important key to the sensational homicide. But Tess's ethical decision to protect the boy's identity no matter what could have dire consequences—especially when one of his friends is murdered in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity.

With federal agents threatening her with felony charges—and a killer threatening far worse—Tess couldn't deliver the kid to investigators even if she wanted to once Crow goes into hiding with his young protégé. So her only recourse is to get to the heart of the sordid and deadly affair while they're all still free . . . and still breathing.


About Laura Lippman

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Laura Lippman has lived in Baltimore most of her life and she would have spent even more time here if the editors of the Sun had agreed to hire her earlier. She attended public schools and has lived in several of the city's distinctive neighborhoods, including Dickeyville, Tuscany-Canterbury, Evergreen, and South Federal Hill.
Published March 17, 2009 by William Morrow. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Not content with delivering fresh produce to every soup kitchen in Baltimore, Edgar “Crow” Ransome offers homeless 15-year-old Lloyd Jupiter, whom he suspects of running the old I-don’t-know-who-slashed-your-tire-but-for-five-bucks-I’ll-help-change-it scam, a bed at the Roland Park bungalow he sh...

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The consequences of long-buried secrets involving misogyny, motherhood, and morality play out in this excellent stand-alone set in suburban Maryland from Edgar-winner Lippman (The Most Dangerous Thing).

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Crow really wants to domesticate Lloyd, but Lloyd has simply pulled a Trojan Horse maneuver on Crow to get into the house so he can steal stuff.

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While Lippman is certainly skilled enough as a writer that the reader doesn’t need to have read the entire series in order to enjoy NO GOOD DEEDS, one is inclined to believe that there are certain elements of backstory that would bring more depth to the characters if the reader had read the rest ...

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Her boyfriend, Crowe, and the teen go into hiding - even Tess does not know where they have gone.

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When Lloyd happens to see Youssef's photo among Tess's paperwork, he obviously does not recognize Youssef.

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