January 26, 2014

After I'm Gone

cover image of After I'm Gone
Laura Lippman

Rather than face prison time, gambling boss Felix Brewer goes on the lam in 1976, leaving behind his wife, Bambi, his three daughters, and his mistress, ex-stripper Julie Saxony. Ten years later, Julie disappears. Everyone suspects she joined Felix--until her body is discovered in 2001 in a park near Bambi’s childhood home. Investigating cold cases for some extra cash, retired Baltimore detective Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez finds himself untangling a web of greed, jealousy, and deceit. Lippman (And When She Was Good, 2012) returns with an enticing stand-alone.