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Laura Lippman on Baltimore’s Many Lives and Layered Literary Myths
Few people know the city like this novelist-reporter.
the crime scene
If I Hate Violence So Much, Why Do I Love Writing About It?
Writers of violent thrillers reflect on — and reaffirm — the ethics of what they do.
the true crime wave
When Crime Comes for the Crime Writer
There was a problem with my personal ethics policy: It was steeped in the hubris of a crime writer who had little firsthand experience with crime.
Marathon Led to Anthony Bourdain Writing for
Writer Laura Lippman on the “ruse” she and her husband David Simon concocted to meet Anthony Bourdain.
Novelist Laura Lippman on Her New Book and Morbid Imagination
“I think I’m part of a generation of crime writers, all of whom woke up independently and recoiled with horror at the fact that we’d chosen this very conservative genre.”