Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel

As promised, here comes the avalanche of Tess Monaghan mysteries by Lippman. This is our intro to the intrepid reporter turned detective, out of work from newspaper reporting and picking up the odd assignment from her rowing pal Rock to investigate his finacee who started acting weird. Tons of Baltimore locales and accents and highlights brighten up the tale, great writing.