Laura Lippman's new novel is And When She Was Good.
From her Q & A with Rosalind Sykes at the Financial Times:
What book changed your life?Visit Laura Lippman's website and blog.
Lolita. I read it for the first time when I was 12 because I heard it was really dirty. It has allusions to Edgar Allan Poe and it actually plays by the rules of a detective novel.
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Who are your literary influences?
Anything I read between the ages of eight and 20 because that’s when your mind is really sponge-like. I began reading Philip Roth as a teenager, and I loved dirty novels by Jacqueline Susann [Valley of the Dolls]. And any book about girls who want to be writers, such as Little Women.
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Which literary character most resembles you?
I think of myself more as being that archetype in movies, the snappy, dry-witted actress who played Doris Day’s best friend.....[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.