Third in the “Tess Monaghan” series of detective novels by Laura Lippman,

Butchers Hill

sends Tess on quests that will challenge her assumptions about her past and the way it prepared her for being a detective. She steps into the future by launching a new venture in professional independence, and, as consequences proliferate, this step will bring doubts about the rightness of her task. And her new clients will force her to re-examine the past, of both her new community, and her Jewish-Irish family. As a result of these quests, she’ll come to a new understanding of the family she suffers and loves, and she’ll learn how supportive and resourceful that family can be. Moreover, her professional search will engage her in conflicts with the police department, the press, and some…

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Citation: Dougherty, David C.. "Butchers Hill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 March 2015 [, accessed 19 June 2024.]

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