Hardly Knew Her

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“Lippman is a writing powerhouse.”

USA Today


New York Times bestselling author and winner of every major prize awarded for crime fiction—including the Edgar®, Anthony, Shamus, Agatha, and Nero Wolfe Awards—Laura Lippman brilliantly demonstrates her astonishing agility as a short story writer with Hardly Knew Her. A sterling collection of sixteen suspenseful short fictions and novellas—most set in and around her beloved Baltimore and several featuring her popular series character private investigator Tess Monaghan—Hardly Knew Her was called, “Riveting…One of the best collections released in some time” by the Boston Globe. The Seattle Times says, “something in the short-story form brings out the wicked in Laura Lippman,” and this exceptional collection is indisputable proof that Lippman is without peer as she walks boldly on the dark and dangerous side.


  • 01 The Crack Cocaine Diet

    Duration: 27min
  • 02 What He Needed

    Duration: 20min
  • 03 Dear Penthouse Forum (A First Draft)

    Duration: 19min
  • 04 The Babysitter's Code

    Duration: 26min
  • 05 Hardly Knew Her

    Duration: 34min
  • 06 Femme Fatale

    Duration: 36min
  • 07 One True Love

    Duration: 39min
  • 08 Pony Girl

    Duration: 21min
  • 09 ARM and the Woman

    Duration: 29min
  • 10 Honor Bar

    Duration: 28min
  • 11 A Good Fuck Spoiled

    Duration: 27min
  • 12 Easy As A B C

    Duration: 24min
  • 13 Black Eyed Susan

    Duration: 25min
  • 14 Ropa Vieja

    Duration: 35min
  • 15 The Shoeshine Man's Regrets

    Duration: 29min
  • 16 The Accidental Detective

    Duration: 28min
  • 17 Scratch A Woman

    Duration: 59min
  • 18 Two hours later,...

    Duration: 55min
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