The Resource Lady in the lake : a novel, Laura Lippman

Lady in the lake : a novel, Laura Lippman

Label
Lady in the lake : a novel
Title
Lady in the lake
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lippman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman returns with a new stand-alone novel about a middle aged housewife turned aspiring reporter Maddie Schwartz, who is determined to solve the murder of a forgotten young woman in order to make her own reputation"--
  • "The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with 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. In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she 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. Maddie's going to find the truth about Cleo's life and death. Cleo's ghost, privy to Maddie's poking and prying, wants to be left alone. Maddie's investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life--a jewelry store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people--including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows"--
  • 1966, Baltimore. Last year Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. When she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl, it leads to a job at the city's afternoon newspaper, the Star. This is Maddie's 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. Cleo's ghost, privy to Maddie's poking and prying, wants to be left alone. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
A divorced reporter in racially torn 1966 Baltimore triggers unanticipated consequences for vulnerable community members while investigating the murder of an African-American party girl
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2019.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785395
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lippman, Laura
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.I586
LC item number
L33 2019eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Murder
  • African American women
  • Housewives
  • Journalists
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Lady in the lake : a novel, Laura Lippman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes author's note
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1110105937
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062390035
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
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not applicable
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Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4D575FB2-B8B8-4F9E-8E3F-BDF1C934A477
Label
Lady in the lake : a novel, Laura Lippman
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes author's note
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1110105937
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062390035
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4D575FB2-B8B8-4F9E-8E3F-BDF1C934A477

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