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Lady in the lake : a novel

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"The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman. In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl--assistance that leads to a job at the city's afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie--and the dead woman herself. Maddie's going to find the truth about Cleo's life and death. Cleo's ghost, privyto Maddie's poking and prying, wants to be left alone. Maddie's investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life--a jewelery store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people--including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows"--
"New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman returns with a new stand-alone novel about a middle aged housewife turned aspiring reporter Maddie Schwartz, who is determined to solve the murder of a forgotten young woman in order to make her own reputation"--

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  • 3 of 21 copies available at OWWL.

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Avon Free Library FIC LIP (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300504899
Checked out
09/03/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC LIP (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300217417
Checked out
08/29/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clifton Springs Library Mys Lip (Text)
Mysteries
52115300369876
Reshelving
-
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Geneva Public Library LIPPMAN (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300985238
Checked out
08/31/2019
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Gorham Free Library FIC LIPPMAN (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300199986
Checked out
08/28/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library MCN FIC LIP (Text)
McNaughton
52139000870512
Checked out
09/09/2019
Livonia Public Library FIC LIP (Text)
Adult New
52140300570935
Checked out
09/06/2019
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Lyons Public Library F Lip (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300542429
Checked out
08/27/2019
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Macedon Public Library FIC LIP (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300731347
Checked out
08/26/2019
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Naples Library FIC LIP (Text)
New Fiction
52124300373227
Checked out
09/07/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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