Since Laura Lippman's debut, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction and named one of the "essential" crime writers of the last 100 years. Stephen King called her "special, even extraordinary," and Gillian Flynn wrote, "She is simply a brilliant novelist." Her books have won most of the major awards in her field and been translated into more than twenty-five languages. She lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her teenager.
"Despite the murder at its center, this is less a suspenseful whodunit than a masterly novel of character, with secrets skillfully and gradually revealed. Revel in the pace and pleasures of this book [...] that should add to Lippman's literary luster." -- Library Journal (starred review)"Lippman is a bet you just can't lose." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"I never miss Laura Lippman's novels." -- Anna Quindlen, New York Times bestselling author"She's one of the best novelists around, period." -- Washington Post"smart and mesmerizing [...] an involving and elegant novel of the psychological ravages of crime" -- Booklist"Equal parts love story, tragedy and murder mystery, Lippman's latest thriller delivers twist and emotional depth with its tale of a philandering scheemer whose long-time mistress turns up dead years after he skipped town." -- Entertainment Weekly"Lippman is as skillful at plot as she is at characters and setting, and the twists in the novel's final pages are both surprising and satisfying. [...] Like everything else Lippman has written, "After I'm Gone" transcends the limits of genre." -- Washington Post"In this edge-of-your seat tale, a man's disappearance has unexpected consequences for the women he's left behind." -- O, the Oprah Magazine"pure delight." -- People"enthralling" -- Houston Chronicle"Lippman is one of the deftest hands at whodunit around, and the great characters make for an engaging read." -- Dallas Morning News