Jennifer Reese
March 07, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Another Thing to Fall

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Laura Lippman
publisher
William Morrow
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B+

In Another Thing to Fall, Down-to-earth Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan signs on as the bodyguard for a spoiled starlet in town to film an inane new TV series. The show appears to be jinxed: Someone detonates a smoke bomb in the production office, the vain male lead claims his face cream was replaced by Nair, and a diligent young assistant is bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. Aside from several nasty murders, Laura Lippman has fun with her Hollywood material (she’s married to The Wire‘s creator, David Simon), spoofing anorexic bimbo actresses and rampant showbiz ambition while cooking up a juicy whodunit. B+

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