Charm City

Somewhat charmless 2nd book in the Tess mystery series. She makes Tess grow up a bit, gives her a dog, has her break up with a perfectly sweet boyfriend, and further consolidates her business skills as an investigator. In this one she returns to the Baltimore newspaper to figure out who inadvertently published a major news story the editors had decided to hold off on. The threads of the story fray frequently but we’re all suspending disbelief as we read these, right?