Mystery Book Club
Davis Library @ 7 pm
Thursday, October 15, 2015
After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman
Twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web stretching over three decades that connects five intriguing women. And at the center is the missing man Felix Brewer. Somewhere between the secrets and lies connecting past and present, Sandy will find the truth. And when he does, no one will ever be the same.
Author website: http://lauralippman.com/
Reviews: “Lippman is as skillful at plot as she is at characters and setting, and the twists in the novel’s final pages are both surprising and satisfying,” writes reviewer Jonathan Yardley in the Washington Post. You can read the review here.
New York Times review says “The characters in Laura Lippman’s “After I’m Gone” are so well drawn that it’s easy to forget why they happen to be connected.”
This is how Cindy Bagwell of Dallas Morning News describes Lippman’s style – “As always in a Lippman mystery, you think you know who did it. Then, oh, now you know. And then OH. OK, now you REALLY know. And you still don’t know.”
Baltimore County Public Library posted this interview they had with the author where she talks about the real crime story that was her inspiration for After I’m Gone.
Here’s Laura Lippman’s interview with Scott Butki of Blogcritics.org about her book.
Jon Gordon talks to Laura about writing and her other job as a journalist.
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