Another Thing to Fall (Tess Monaghan)

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9780061128882: Another Thing to Fall (Tess Monaghan)

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Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman s Tess Monaghan first introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues must protect an up-and-coming Hollywood actress, but when murder strikes on a TV set, the unflappable PI discovers everyone s got a secret.

[A] welcome addition to Tess Monaghan s adventures and an insightful look at the desperation that drives those grasping for a shot at fame and those who will do anything to keep it. San Francisco Chronicle

When private investigator Tess Monaghan literally runs into the crew of the fledgling TV series Mann of Steel while sculling, she expects sharp words and evil looks, not an assignment. But the company has been plagued by a series of disturbing incidents since its arrival on location in Baltimore: bad press, union threats, and small, costly on-set "accidents" that have wreaked havoc with its shooting schedule. As a result, Mann's creator, Flip Tumulty, the son of a Hollywood legend, is worried for the safety of his young female lead, Selene Waites, and asks Tess to serve as her bodyguard. Tumulty's concern may be well founded. Recently, a Baltimore man was discovered dead in his home, surrounded by photos of the beautiful if difficult aspiring star.

In the past, Tess has had enough trouble guarding her own body. Keeping a spoiled movie princess under wraps may be more than she can handle since Selene is not as naive as everyone seems to think, and instead is quite devious. Once Tess gets a taste of this world of make-believe with their vanities, their self-serving agendas, and their remarkably skewed visions of reality she s just about ready to throw in the towel.

But she s pulled back in when a grisly on-set murder occurs, threatening to topple the wall of secrets surrounding Mann of Steel as lives, dreams, and careers are scattered among the ruins.

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When private eye Tess Monaghan finds herself literally on a collision course with the makers of a TV series being shot in her native Baltimore, it's not only her introduction to the surreal world of television drama, but also the beginning of a case that only a crazed scriptwriter could have dreamed up for her.

Selene Waites, the glamorous but brittle young star of the show, has been the victim of a twisted stalker, and executive producer thinks Tess would be just the person to bodyguard her during filming. At first, Selene seems like a spoiled kook out of central casting and the babysitting job a PR sham, but as Tess gets sucked deeper into the show's labyrinthine web of deceptions and betrayals, she soon finds she's unwittingly become the main feature in a storyline featuring murder, kidnapping and sickening obsession...

Review:

"A juicy whodunit." -- Entertainment Weekly

[a] welcome addition to Tess Monaghan's adventures and an insightful look at the desperation that drives those grasping for a shot at fame and those who will do anything to keep it.--San Francisco Chronicle

You get everything in this book. There's a really good mystery which is almost secondary to the interaction of the characters - Hollywood's penchant for confusing illusion and reality is beautifully done - and the witty dialogue, full of smart film references, is totally believable.--Toronto Globe and Mail

"Lippman is incapable of writing an un-compelling mystery,"--Baltimore Sun

Like lunch at Atwater's, Tess's latest leaves you fully satisfied but looking forward to next time--Kirkus Reviews

"Tess--funny, smart, empathetic as hell, and a colorful, irreverent storyteller makes a wonderful companion for this tale, in which disturbing vandalism and a stalker are just the harbingers of much worse problems,"--Seattle Times

"After last year's acclaimed What the Dead Know, Lippman is back on home turf with the 10th installment of her popular series about Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan."--People

"A juicy whodunit."--Entertainment Weekly

Like lunch at Atwater s, Tess s latest leaves you fully satisfied but looking forward to next time--Kirkus Reviews"

Lippman is incapable of writing an un-compelling mystery, --Baltimore Sun"

Tess--funny, smart, empathetic as hell, and a colorful, irreverent storyteller makes a wonderful companion for this tale, in which disturbing vandalism and a stalker are just the harbingers of much worse problems, --Seattle Times"

A juicy whodunit. --Entertainment Weekly"

After last year s acclaimed What the Dead Know, Lippman is back on home turf with the 10th installment of her popular series about Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan. --People"

[a] welcome addition to Tess Monaghan s adventures and an insightful look at the desperation that drives those grasping for a shot at fame and those who will do anything to keep it.--San Francisco Chronicle"

You get everything in this book. There s a really good mystery which is almost secondary to the interaction of the characters - Hollywood s penchant for confusing illusion and reality is beautifully done - and the witty dialogue, full of smart film references, is totally believable.--Toronto Globe and Mail"

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