Laura Lippman's new novel is And When She Was Good.
From her Q & A at the Independent:
Choose a favourite author and say why you admire him/herVisit Laura Lippman's website and blog.
Philip Roth. With a lot of writers, I can say 'I'm done now', like you would in a relationship. With Roth, I'm in it for the long haul.
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Which fictional character most resembles you?
Francie Nolan from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, whose love of writing and reading saves her from grim poverty. My most valuable lessons have come from books.
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Who is your hero/heroine outside literature?
My babysitter without whom I couldn't work, and a Baltimore couple, Brendan Walsh and Willa Bickham. He's a former priest, she's a former nun. They've run a soup kitchen for 40 years....[read on]
Laura Lippman's top 10 memorable memoirs.
The Page 69 Test: Another Thing to Fall.
The Page 69 Test: What the Dead Know.
The Page 69 Test/Page 99 Test: Life Sentences.
The Page 69 Test: I'd Know You Anywhere.
The Page 69 Test: The Most Dangerous Thing.