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Baltimore Blues

Baltimore Blues

Author(s): Laura Lippman

Location(s): Baltimore

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

Until her newspaper, The Baltimore Star, crashed, Tess Monaghan was a first-rate reporter who knew her home town intimately – from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at 29 she’s willing to do any freelance job to pay the rent – including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her rowing buddy Darryl ‘Rock’ Paxton.

In a city where someone is murdered almost every day, attorney Michael Abramowitz’s death should be just another statistic. But the lawyer’s notoriety, and his trysts with Rock’s fiancée, make the case front page news – and make Rock the chief suspect …

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021