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Monaghan, Tess (Fictitious character)

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Works: 40 works in 383 publications in 3 languages and 32,304 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Suspense fiction  Biography 
Classifications: PS3562.I586, 813.6
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Publications about Tess (Fictitious character) Monaghan
Most widely held works about Tess (Fictitious character) Monaghan
    Another thing to fall by Laura Lippman( Book )
    21 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 2,821 libraries worldwide
    When private eye Tess Monaghan finds herself literally on a collision course with the makers of a TV series being shot in her native Baltimore, it's not only her introduction to the surreal world of television drama, but also the beginning of a case that only a crazed scriptwriter could have dreamed up for her. Selene Waites, the glamorous but brittle young star of the show, has been the victim of a twisted stalker, and executive producer Flip Tumulty thinks Tess would be just the person to bodyguard her during filming. At first, Selene seems like a spoiled kook out of central casting and the babysitting job a PR sham, but as Tess gets sucked deeper into the show's labyrinthine web of deceptions and betrayals, she soon finds she's unwittingly become the main feature in a storyline featuring murder, kidnapping and sickening obsession
    No good deeds by Laura Lippman( Book )
    18 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,453 libraries worldwide
    For Tess Monaghan, the unsolved murder of a young federal prosecutor is nothing more than a theoretical problem, one of several cases to be deconstructed in her new gig as a consultant to the local newspaper. But then her boyfriend brings home a street kid who doesn't even realize he holds an important key to the man's death. Tess agrees to protect the boy's identity no matter what, especially when one of his friends is killed in an apparent case of mistaken identity. But with federal agents determined to learn the boy's name at any cost, Tess finds out just how far even official authorities will go to get what they want. Soon she's facing felony charges--and her boyfriend has gone into hiding with his protégé, so Tess can't deliver the kid to investigators even if she wants to.--From publisher description
    By a spider's thread by Laura Lippman( Book )
    21 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 2,314 libraries worldwide
    Private detective Tess Monaghan gets more than she had bargained for when she is hired by Mark Rubin, an Orthodox Jew, to find his missing wife and three children, who had apparently walked away from Rubin with the help of an ex-con named Zeke
    The last place by Laura Lippman( Book )
    20 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 1,830 libraries worldwide
    Someone is stalking feisty Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan. Tess is working for the foundation of moneyed college chum Whitney (who just got Tess involved in an escapade that has her in court-ordered therapy), investigating five seemingly unrelated open murder cases throughout Maryland to see whether there is a domestic homicide angle. Off the job, despite being happy with her younger boyfriend, Crow, Tess is having nightmares about seeing a former lover killed in front of her two years earlier. A Toll Authority cop who is obsessed with one of the murders (after finding the victim's decapitated head) becomes Tess's sidekick, and they follow a trail that eventually ties up all threads of the plot and leaves Tess with new nightmares
    In a strange city by Laura Lippman( Book )
    20 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,793 libraries worldwide
    Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan becomes dangerously involved in the investigation of the murder of the Visitor, a Baltimore ritual in which an unknown person leaves roses and a half bottle of cognac on Edgar Allan Poe's grave every January 19th
    The girl in the green raincoat : [a Tess Monaghan novel] by Laura Lippman( Book )
    17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,693 libraries worldwide
    Pregnant Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan probes the disappearance of a chic blonde green-raincoated dog walker she'd been watching from her comfy prison. Tess also takes in the missing woman's abandoned green-slickered Italian greyhound from hell and unravels a complex scam
    In big trouble by Laura Lippman( Book )
    22 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,427 libraries worldwide
    Tess receives a clipping featuring her musician ex-boyfriend, prompting her to investigate his disappearance and that of the woman who was with him, as well as the victims of a killer who dances to his own deadly tune
    Baltimore blues by Laura Lippman( Book )
    22 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
    Unemployed journalist Tess Monaghan accepts an assignment from a suspected killer who would have her engage in unorthodox snooping in order to clear his name
    Butcher's Hill by Laura Lippman( Book )
    15 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
    Starting an official business as a private investigator for hire, Tess Monaghan helps a repentant vigilante who wants to make amends to a group of teens who witnessed his shooting of a boy five years earlier, an effort that is complicated when someone begins killing the witnesses
    Another thing to fall by Laura Lippman( Sound Recording )
    13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
    A Hollywoood-based TV production company filming a new miniseries in Baltimore is hitting a steady stream of unexpected snags. With unions grumbling and less than favorable press, the staff also finds itself beset by vandalism and a growing number of accidents on set. Worried for the safety of his cast, Flip Tumulty hires Tess Monaghan to keep an eye on the show's saucy 20-year-old starlet, Selene. When Tess discovers photos of Selene--all taken by the same stalker--Tess goes on high alert. Then a murderer strikes, and Tess must reassess the situation to avert disaster
    Charm city by Laura Lippman( Book )
    18 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
    When a lurid exposé mysteriously appears on the front page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light and causes a business tycoon to commit suicide in his garage, private investigator Tess Monaghan takes on the case
    No good deeds by Laura Lippman( Sound Recording )
    14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
    When P.I. Tess Monaghan learns that a mysterious teenager has information about the murder of a U.S. Attorney, she leaks the information to the media. But then an associate of the teen is murdered, and the feds threaten Tess with jail time unless she reveals her source.--
    By a spider's thread by Laura Lippman( Sound Recording )
    23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 953 libraries worldwide
    Tess Monaghan is called to help Mark Rubin, a wealthy Orthodox Jew who grudingly gives important information, find his family that simply vanished. Tess is able to locate the runaway wife and family, moving furtively with an unremarkable stranger. An intricate web of betrayal and vengeance unravels as memory leads to rage to murder
    Hush hush : a Tess Monaghan novel by Laura Lippman( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
    "On a searing August day, Melisandre Harris Dawes committed the unthinkable: she left her two-month-old daughter locked in a car while she sat nearby on the shores of the Patapsco River. Melisandre was found not guilty by reason of criminal insanity, although there was much skepticism about her mental state. Freed, she left the country, her husband and her two surviving children, determined to start over. But now Melisandre has returned Baltimore to meet with her estranged teenage daughters and wants to film the reunion for a documentary. The problem is, she relinquished custody and her ex, now remarried, isn't sure he approves. Now that's she's a mother herself--short on time, patience--Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But her mentor and close friend Tyner Gray, Melisandre's lawyer, has asked Tess and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, to assess Melisandre's security needs. As a former reporter and private investigator, Tess tries to understand why other people break the rules and the law. Yet the imperious Melisandre is something far different from anyone she's encountered. A decade ago, a judge ruled that Melisandre was beyond rational thought. But was she? Tess tries to ignore the discomfort she feels around the confident, manipulative Melisandre. But that gets tricky after Melisandre becomes a prime suspect in a murder. Yet as her suspicions deepen, Tess realizes that just as she's been scrutinizing Melisandre, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well" --
    In a strange city by Laura Lippman( file )
    10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
    When a murder occurs during the annual visit of a cloaked individual to Edgar Allan Poe's grave, PI Tess Monaghan is drawn into unearthing a killer
    The last place by Laura Lippman( file )
    13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
    Baltimore investigator Tess Monaghan has her hands full with five murder cases that have gone cold. Each has a domestic violence angle, and the cases also share a disturbing connection--one that points to Tess herself
    The sugar house by Laura Lippman( file )
    12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
    Former journalist turned P.I. Tess Monaghan thought she knew Baltimore like the back of her hand--but what she doesn't know just might kill her in this grim yet irresistible novel
    The girl in the green raincoat by Laura Lippman( Sound Recording )
    9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
    On bed rest for the last two months of her pregnancy, Tess Monaghan watches day after day as a girl in a green raincoat plays in the park with her greyhound. Then one day Tess ominously notices the dog running loose and soon becomes dangerously obsessed with learning the girl's fate. In this modern twist on Rear Window, Tess Monaghan has been put on bed rest for the last two months of her pregnancy
    Hush, hush by Laura Lippman( Book )
    7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
    Baltimore private detective and new parent Tess Monaghan is plunged into a disturbing case involving murder , a manipulative mother, and a judgmental stalker that has been watching her every move
 
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