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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Baltimore Blues: The First Tess Monaghan Novel (Tess Monaghan Mysteries)

Baltimore Blues  - Laura Lippman I liked this first novel in Lippman's Tess Monaghan series. It's not perfect, the pace of the story is ackward, Lippman spends a big part of the novel establishing Tess' character, her inner circle of family. The plot has some holes and is wrapped up in haste in the last chapters. I like Tess, her inner struggle, her unusual family roots. Baltimore is also a huge character in the book and Lippman does make the reader feel like you are walking, driving, rowing with Tess in this American city at the end of the 1990's. Overall, a good first effort. I'm looking forward to the second book in the series.