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Laura Lippman, author of Lady in the Lake

Drawing on her own secrets, Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl --- assistance that leads to a job at the city’s afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie --- and the dead woman herself.

Week of June 22, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 22nd include LADY IN THE LAKE by Laura Lippman, a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman; THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO, an unforgettable novel from Christy Lefteri that puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable; Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul's THE TITANIC SECRET, a riveting thriller that finds legendary detective Isaac Bell attempting to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men --- and encountering a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world; and J. Ryan Stradal's THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA, a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer.