Laura Lippman’s chronicles of Baltimore—and the human heart—shine in this collection of 12 short stories that examine betrayal and emotional blackmail that can spiral out of control ... The amusing, twisty 'Just One More' is the perfect finale to this collection ... Long-time fans of Lippman will devour “Seasonal Work,” which also serves as an entry point for new Lippman readers.
With the release of this collection of brilliant short stories, bestselling and award-winning author Laura Lippman gets an opportunity to really strut her stuff ... just sit back and enjoy Lippman working in the short form, where she can be fearless and provide something for each of her loyal fans ... Lippman may have saved the best—certainly the most poignant and timely tale—for last. 'Just One More' ... This story really hits home; it’s extremely relatable to all the new habits and survivor skills we had to learn during our lockdown period. For me, it was TV shows, jigsaw puzzles and, of course, terrific books like this one to get me through. Thank you, Laura Lippman, for taking the time to share your experiences through Kelley and Tom with us!
With an effortless and unassuming style, Laura Lippman slips readers into a story like a master magician. Her prose is simple and beguiling. She shape-shifts into her characters’ heads with ease ... ultra-juicy, and timely ... Reading [these stories] within one hardcover spine showcases Lippman’s tremendous—but always unforced—range ... Like much of Seasonal Work, 'Just One More' demonstrates the power of storytelling in our everyday lives and how it might be a good idea to listen more carefully to the stories that others are telling us.
... a dozen delightful stories ... Even when readers see the punchline coming, they will enjoy the intricate characterizations, excellent sense of place, and eagle-eyed cultural references. The last three stories in the collection are the strongest, especially 'Slow Burner,' about a cheating husband, a suspicious wife, and an extra cell phone ... A must for Lippman fans and devotees of female-empowerment crime fiction.
Bestseller Lippman...displays her uncanny understanding of human nature and all its foibles in this worthy collection of 12 stories involving deceit, violence, and psychological mayhem ... Not every entry is top-notch, but anything from Lippman is worth reading