Book Reviews of The Sugar House (Tess Monaghan, Bk 5)

The Sugar House (Tess Monaghan, Bk 5)
The Sugar House - Tess Monaghan, Bk 5
Author: Laura Lippman
ISBN-13: 9780380810222
ISBN-10: 0380810220
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Tess is back - and life is grand....well, if not grand, then great....well, ok it's.........ah nuts, some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed! Tess and her Dad butt heads and attitudes in this one. Baltimore is shadowed by the Domino Sugar sign - but murder is never sweet. This is the first Tess Monaghan story for me, but won't be the last.
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Good read
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A clent named Ruthie who seems to know Tess's dad toooo well....asks Tess to investigate a year-old Jane Doe murder and grim aftermath
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This book held my interest. Characterization is fairly good, and the messages about eating disorders are candid and detailed. The mystery was not too hard to figure out, but I liked the protagonist and her best friend very much.
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Another great book in the Tess Monaghan series. She investigates a year old Jane Doe murder.
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I liked the quiet strength and integrity of the heroin, Tess.
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Interesting mystery.
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Tess Monaghan's life is back on course. She is beginning to make a name for herself as a PI, she's even banking good money. And then her father asks her a favour: to investigate the death in prison of a friend's brother convicted of killing an unidentified girl, otherwise known as 'Jane Doe'. Tess's search leads her to 'the Sugar House', a brutal institution where she discovers Jane Doe's real identity. And then Tess's father begs her to drop the case . . . It is not until her parent's house is set on fire and a body pulled from the wreckage, that she realises that her life may have taken a very wrong turning indeed - one from which there is no going back ...
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Great if you love Baltimore.
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An enjoyable read, moves along nicely, just a nice relaxing book.
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Baltimore locals recognize the Sugar House as a stubborn and defiant legacy of the city's past. Tess Monaghan thought she knew it too-until she was forced to take on the most disturbing case of her accidental career...
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Tess explores the real heart of Baltimore. Sometimes sad, sometimes heart-racing, I stayed up way past my bedtime, but it was worth being bleary-eyed the next day at work.
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Ex newspaper-woman turned P.I., Tess Monaghan, is brought in to investigate a year old "Jane Doe" murder as a favor to her father. Tess sets off on a path that leads her from Balitmore's exclusive Inner Harbor to the city's seediest neighborhoods. But it's the shocking discovery of the Jane Doe's true indentity that turns her hunt deadly.
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Tess investigates a year-old "Jane Doe" murder. Fifth in the series.
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Interesting and fast moving - Tess ends up from the seediest to the richest areas of Baltimore.
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Great read! Lots of twists and turns in the plot.
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Very well done, and goos story! Tess is investigating a murder where they don't know the name of the victim. This leads to a whole other can of worms to be sorted out!
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It took nerve to do what Tess Monaghan did to get to the bottom of the murder of the nameless girl. When the first clue was found the puzzle started fitting together. The trick was to find the pieces.
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Baltimore local Tess Monaghan thought she knew the Sugar House-the abandoned factory that remains a stubborn and defiant legacy of the city's past-until a client named Ruthie asks the newspaperwoman-turned-p.i. to investigate a year-old "Jane Doe"murder and its grim aftermath. Ruthie's low-life brother, Henry, confessed to killing a teenage runaway over a bottle of glue-and, a month into his prison term, met with the same fate as his victim. Following a precious few tantalizing clues, Tess's hunt for the truth is leading her from Baltimore's exclusive Inner Harbor to the city's seediest neighborhoods-a hunt that turns deadly with the shocking discovery of the runaway's true identity. Suddenly a supposedly solved murder case is turnig up newer, fresher corpses and newer, scarier versions of the Sugar House-places that look sweet and safe...but only from the outside.
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I give this book 4 stars, it was hard to put down, I really like Laura Lippman has an author, haven't read anything of hers that I don't like yet.