The Baltimore area gets a heavy schedule of author appearances, thanks mainly to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and events such as the Baltimore Book Festival and the CityLit Festival. Bookstores also offer some interesting events, and none is more intriguing than tonight's double-billing: Laura Lippman in conversation with Sujata Massey at The Ivy Bookshop.
Both women have bceome well-known for developing a mystery series with a female protagonist: Lippman's Tess Monaghan and Massey's Rei Shimura. Both provide a great sense of place in their writing. And both are former Sun alums.
The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Ivy, 6080 Falls Road in north Baltimore.