Private: “The most hard-boiled book to ever begin with a barbie doll”

Lizzie Skurnick reviews Laura Lippman’s latest novel and talks with the author. According to Skurnick: “Though not ripped from the headlines, Every Secret Thing combines the classic elements of an urban mystery with the depth and feeling of the best literary fiction.”

In June of this year, Lippman was a Slate diarist. From her first entry:

…the mystery-writing world is so tightknit. Writers drink together, blurb one another, share confidences and diet tips. (I owe my weight loss to Harlan Coben, who advocates a modified Atkins approach that allows fruits and juices.)