Since Laura Lippman‘s debut in 1997, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction and named one of the “essential” crime writers of the last 100 years. Her recent novel, Lady in the Lake, published in the summer of 2019, received stellar reviews and became an international bestseller. Her books have won most of the major awards in her field and been translated into more than twenty languages. In addition to brilliant novels, Laura also writes amazing essays. The collection, My Life as a Villainess, was published in August 2020. Lippman’s new novel, Dream Girl, a stunning and twisty psychological mystery about a novelist who is plagued by phone calls from a female prankster claiming you be the main character from his bestselling novel, will be published June 22, 2021.