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No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9)
No Good Deeds - Tess Monaghan, Bk 9
Author: Laura Lippman
No good deed goes unpunished... — Working as a consultant for a Baltimore newspaper, P.I. Tess Monaghan seems far removed from the unsolved slaying of a young federal prosecutor -- until her well-meaning boyfriend, Crow, brings a street kid into their lives, a juvenile con artist who doesn't even realize he holds an important key to the sensation...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060570736
ISBN-10: 0060570733
Publication Date: 3/1/2007
Pages: 400
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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cosmichomicide avatar reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If you have never read a Tess Monaghan novel, please don't start with this one. Not because it can't stand alone (it can) or because it is a bad book (it definitely isn't) but because seeing Tess and Crow's relationship up to this point is important to enjoying all its elements. Tess and Crow inadvertently wind up in the middle of a high profile case that everyone wants to have just disappear - and discover "the other Baltimore" in the process of exposing the killer.
BethG avatar reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 108 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Crow brings home a street kid named Lloyd, trying to help him out. The kid tries to steal from them and gets into an accident with Crow's car. And that should have been the end of that.

But while Tess is talking to Lloyd, she realizes that he knows something about the current red ball, the murder of a Federal Assistant District Attorney!

Tess forces him to tell most of what he knows, but even telling reporters who swear they won't reveal his name turns out to be way too dangerous.

So Crow goes off on a spur of the moment romantic road trip with Lloyd and leaves Tess to take all the serious heat and pressure that comes down.

Given everything Tess goes through, I thought she should have been furious with Crow. But it was nice to see part of the plot through his eyes.

This book is excellent, just as most of Ms. Lippman's books are. You won't regret reading it.
luvbooks avatar reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 126 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Terrific suspense novel! You dont want to miss reading this one!
barbsis avatar reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
PI Tess Monaghan really steps into it this time. She unexpectedly finds a witness to a murder and proceeds to do all in her power to protect him. US Attorney's office, DEA, FBI and local cops are all somehow involved. Her live-in boyfriend, Crow, is also caught up in the adventure of protecting Lloyd. A very layered tale with lots of characters both good and bad. A really good read.
myanniecat avatar reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 218 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This 9th book in the Tess Monaghan series is well written and hard to put down. I always enjoy her books and this one was no exception.
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reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 88 more book reviews
A thoroughly enjoyable mystery .
This is the first of the Tess Monaghan books I have read and now I am hooked.
Skip avatar reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 43 more book reviews
I've enjoyed some of the books in this series, but I just couldn't get into this one. I read three chapters and gave it up.
reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 67 more book reviews
Laua Lippman gets better and better - this is really a good read! A lot of the book is from Crow's point of view, which I thought was a good twist.
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I love the Tess Monaghan books. This was no exception. More of the focus was on Crow so it seemed to drag a little for me in the middle. Highly recommend.
jjares avatar reviewed No Good Deeds (Tess Monaghan, Bk 9) on + 2508 more book reviews
While Tess Monaghan gives a workshop at the Baltimore Beacon-Light, her boyfriend Crow is busy making his regular deliveries to the area soup kitchens. He meets a young black teen who offers to change the slashed tire on the car Crows been driving.

During the course of changing the tire, Crow learns that Lloyd drifts because he no longer feels welcome at home. His mother has a new man in her life who doesnt accept most of Lloyds stories of innocence (no matter what the issue or problem).

Its a brutally cold day out and Crow takes Lloyd to eat the evening meal and then to Crow and Tess' home. Tess isnt nearly as accepting of the young man as Crow but agrees to let him spend the night. During casual conversation, Tess mentions the death of an assistant US Attorney, Gregory Youssef.

Lloyd has a strange reaction to the information. During the early hours of the morning, Lloyd decides to rob Tess and Crow. Instead of stealing a few items and making a getaway in Tess Lexus, Lloyd is involved in a wreck and runs away on foot.

Lloyds strange reaction to Youssefs name bothers Tess and she sets out to find him. Tess curiosity brings a number of unexpected legal and moral consequences. Crow takes Lloyd out of Baltimore while Tess faces a dangerous threesome from the government.

They threaten to take her life apart and do the same with her parents, Crow, his parents, their relatives, etc. By the time they started overturning the rocks in Tess and Crows lives, I was boiling mad. If the government can do even a portion of what is outlined in this book, John Q Public is in serious jeopardy.

This is a slick story with lots of red herrings. Crow takes a more central position in this book and the reader learns more about Crows character. I enjoy the fact that there are returning characters who grow and change, adding a new dimension. 4 Stars
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Tess Monaghan/Baltimore novel of suspense


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