|Pages/Publication Date:||352 / 2019|
Maddie Schwartz wants to make a difference, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world—which may explain why she's left behind a marriage of almost twenty years and a comfortable life in 1960s Baltimore. After helping the police find a murdered girl, she takes a job at the city's afternoon paper, the Star, and now hopes to make her name by tracking down the story of Cleo Sherwood, whose body was found in a park fountain. But in this noir psychological mystery from the creator of Tess Monaghan, peopled with intriguing off-beat characters, Maddie can sometimes miss what's right in front of her, while Cleo's own ghost takes issue with her motives in solving the case.
"The racism, classism, and sexism of 50 years ago wrapped up in a stylish, sexy, suspenseful period drama."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"[Laura Lippman] tells a classic mystery through the prism of many characters, all feeling the reverberations of dawning feminism and racial tension in civil-rights-era Baltimore.... Lady in the Lake is aching, thoughtful, and compulsively readable."—Vanity Fair