Wednesday, August 31, 2011

No Good Deeds

Crow, being Crow, befriends a young black man and invites him home for dinner.  Of course, this couldn't be a simple dinner date.  Oh no, Tess and Crow's guest attempts to help himself to Tess's car, computer and a marijuana stash after the couple goes to bed.

Tess can't leave it alone, especially since the kid reacted to the name of a dead federal prosecutor.  So, Tess being Tess, uses an elaborate setup with her pal Whitney to track down her former house guest and get him to spill his beans.

And spill his beans he does.  He tells them details about the murder of said prosecutor that would be of much interest to the public and so they call in their reporter friends to get his scoop.  What Tess wasn't banking on, was pissing of a head honcho at the paper who drags her into a messy situation where she and her family are threatened.

I really liked this book and am still a fan of the Tess Monaghan series by Laura Lippman.  I am almost caught up, which will make me sad like all of my series that I enjoy, but I shall just have to find another!

What would you do if you came into a large sum of money?

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