What Her Fans Know

Newspaper reporter-turned-novelist Laura Lippman's 12th book may just make her into a celebrity - something the admirers of Tess Monaghan think she already is

No mystery about Lippman's success

April 05, 2007|By Tom Dunkel | Tom Dunkel,Sun Reporter

Asemiregular cast of characters drifts into Viva House in West Baltimore, quietly taking seats on folding chairs at long metal tables. They've come for the free lunch: hot dogs, salad and beans, plus a bonus sandwich to go.

"I haven't been here for a month," says one of their servers, a tall, loose-limbed woman with femme-fatale blond hair. "I feel awful."

If you go Laura Lippman will sign copies of her book, What the Dead Know, at 7 tonight at Borders Books & Music, 170 W. Ridgely Road, Timonium. Call 410-453-0727.

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