Writers Who Read

1 March 2020

Lady in the Lake
by Laura Lippman

Writers Who Read

1 March 2020

Lady in the Lake
by Laura Lippman

“Everything is factual except for what isn’t.”
- Laura Lippman





Lady in the Lake - Laura Lippman

  • Marketing: Historical Mysteries, Ghost Suspense
  • Genre: Realistic, 1960s, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 91,303
  • Print Pages: 352
  • Reading Level: 7th grade

  • POVs: Maddie (3rd person; past)
  • Cleo and 18 others: (1st person; present)

  • Publish date: July 23, 2019
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Sold By: Harper Collins
  • Awards previously won: Agatha, Anthony, Edgar, Nero, Gumshoe, Macavity, Shamus, and Strand
  • Bawlmer, Baldamore (Baltimore)

  • Det. 'Bunk' Moreland - The Wire - created by David Simon

Author/Publisher Intent

Stylistic Choices

Structure, Pacing

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