Monday, May 16, 2022

Double Trouble Monday - Laura Lippman

It's a double header today for Laura Lippman. I browsed library shelves and found this new collection of short stories, plus a book of essays by Lippman. An immersive experience that proved entertaining. She's considered a top crime writer with her Tess Monaghan series. This collection offers brilliantly crafted stories of deception, murder, dangerous games, and love gone wrong. (cover blurb) Indeed, I enjoyed her clever twists of life on suburban soil. 
cover blurb - Meet the Woman Behind the Books...In this collection of new and previously published essays, NY Times bestselling author Laura Lippman offers her take on a woman's life across the decades. Her voice is wry and relatable.

My Life as a Villainess by Laura Lippman - I felt like I was hanging out with a friend as I read this book. The sharp observations, the humor, the general human foibles. ( P. 111  I managed to eke out an A-minus in gym class, thanks to written tests and the credit given for merely showing up and suiting up, which turned out to be a pretty useful life lesson)   Amen - that's me!

p. 156  Books are by betas, for betas, the wistful girls  on the fringes of things. I know this...currying favor with the brighter, prettier girls, who find temporary uses for my sharp tongue. 

I enjoyed my double header time with Laura Lippman, and appreciated home run writing.  


  1. Hi Joanne - good for you for letting us know about her - she sounds an interesting author. Fun reviews you've given us ... I'll keep my eye open for her - cheers Hilary

    1. I wish we could meet weekly for lunch and discuss books, etc. I think we'd have such fun!