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An evening with detective fiction writer Laura Lippman

September 2, 2011

Best-selling detective fiction writer Laura Lippman will be speaking in Fort Collins at 7 p.m. September 8, at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect.

The event is free and open to the public – no tickets are required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and seating will be on a first come, first served basis (maximum capacity of 500 people). A book signing and sales will follow the program. 

novel - the most dangerous thingTess Monaghan series

Lippman, best known for her Tess Monaghan series, will be speaking about her latest book, The Most Dangerous Thing  was released last month.

Reporter for twenty years

Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at the Baltimore Sun.  Her Tess Monaghan books: By a Spider's Thread, The Last Place, The Sugar House, Baltimore Blues, Charm City, Butchers Hill, No Good Deeds, and In Big Trouble have won every major mystery prize including the Edgar, Shamus, Agatha, Anthony, and Nero Wolfe awards, and her novel In a Strange City was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

She is also the author of four previous stand-alone novels: To the Power of Three, Every Secret Thing and What the Dead Know (winner of the Quill Award for Best Mystery) and Life Sentences both of which were New York Times bestsellers.  In 2008 Lippman’s award-winning short stories were anthologized for the first time in one volume, along with an original novella, under the title Hardly Knew Her.  Fall 2008 also marked Lippman’s serialization in the New York Times Magazine with The Girl in the Green Raincoat—a continuation of her P.I. character Tess Monaghan.  A recipient of the first Mayor’s Prize for Literary Excellence and the 2003 Maryland Author Award, she and her husband, David Simon, divide their time between Baltimore and New Orleans.

Laura LippmanFree author evenings

This is part of a series of free author evenings presented by sponsored by Friends of the CSU Librariesthe Poudre River Friends of the Library, and sponsored by KUNC Radio and the Hilton Fort Collins.

Contact: Jane Barber
Phone: (970) 491-5712