Imagine dealing with a mother who thinks that being an everyday housewife is a perfect cover for criminal activity.
Trying to resist the temptation of going through your husband’s secret cell phone.
Attempting a playful diversion with your partner and confronting expected consequences.
Fortunately, readers don’t have to do the imagining because the New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman has plenty of imagination — and a fondness for fierce female characters dealing with those dilemmas.
That flare is on suspenseful display in her new collection of short fiction, Seasonal Work. Deception, murder, dangerous games and love gone wrong. What could be more delicious on a midwinter day than hearing from Lippman about the sources of her boundless ingenuity?
Best known for her novels set in Baltimore featuring reporter turned private investigator Tess Monaghan, Lippman is one of America’s top crime writers.
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.