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Everything You Have Is Mine (Lauren Laurano #1)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  371 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Lauren Laurano, lesbian PI in New York City, gets obsessed by her cases. Lovely, shy Lake Huron refuses to talk about her rape, then is killed. As Lauren moves closer to the truth, her own life is endangered and she discovers a family's past can't always stay buried.
Paperback, 307 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Fawcett Books (first published 1991)
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Eric Plume
2.5 stars and that's a shame, because after the first two chapters I really wanted to like this book.

It started out strong for a variety of reasons. First, it was one of the best if not the best use of first-person present-tense I've yet seen. Scoppettone writes great stream-of-consciousness narrative; reading it made me feel like I was bombing about in Lauren Lurano's head, rather than listening to her tell the story later. The you-are-here urgency made some situations page-turners; when Laure
Elaine Burnes
This is the first in the Lauren Laurano mystery series. It might have gotten four stars if it weren't for Micky Knight. This lesbian PI is fun and interesting and even has a tragic past, but doesn't hold a candle to Ms. Knight. I did like that her relationship with her longtime partner, Kip, is right out there and depicted as perfectly normal (Kip is no Cordelia!). Set in NYC at the height of AIDS, it's fascinating to go back to a time when you had to search street corners for a payphone, comput ...more
At the time this was written it may have been cutting edge in it's crime, killer(s) and certainly technology (written the in the days of BBSs and 2400 baud modems) but the MO's have been worked to death in the past 20 years, which is certainly not the fault of this work. But if, like me, this is your first exposure to this series, the outdated specifics can be off-putting. Yet underneath it all there is a certain satisfaction with the protagonist, a lesbian feminist P.I with a dark past who stru ...more
La seconda lettura del libro risente del passare del tempo. Sono passati quasi 20 anni per me e per il libro e si sentono tutti.

Il libro è decisamente datato almeno nella sua ambientazione, la New York della fine degli anni '80 e dei primi anni novanta e soprattutto le descrizioni delle prime "bulletin boards" che non so se abbiano mai preso piede in Italia, di sicuro tutta la parte descrittiva dl mondo dei computer appare distante anni luce dalla realtà odierna, più degli annunci sui giornali.
This was a pretty decent book. The fact that it was published and took place in the early 90s made for an interesting juxtaposition, especially when the main character, Lauren Laurano is trying to learn how to work a computer and the internet. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, read it in less than 24 hours and cannot wait to get the other books in the series.
Jun 27, 2014 Hope rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: lgbt
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. The tense threw me at first, because usually present tense writing bugs me (mostly because people slip up and switch tenses erratically) but it was done well and really suited the P.I. ambiance. The characters were interesting and the lead was likeable but not outrageously skilled - believable as a regular P.I. with good instincts. It also seemed like there was a good balance of mystery and more cheerful/home life plot. There were a couple annoying t ...more
I read this for January '11 Bitch book group, which I didn't even attend. Absolutely would not have picked this up (or finished it) otherwise.

I've never read mystery before.
My first reaction was almost disgust. The awful similes, the classist and obnoxious Lauren Lorano's continuous narrative on New York and private investigating made it hard for me to read past the first five chapters. The rape scenes were thrown in towards the start of the book and I kept having a hard time with it, I was irr
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Short review: This almost wasn't worth the zero dollars I paid for it. It was another of my desperate attempts at finding decent lesbian genre fiction, and mysteries in general. And it's probably the worst entry to date. I didn't mind the characters, but the plot. Oh good god, the plot. What the actual fuck happened in this book? Admittedly, I read the book on and off over the course of several weeks, but still, I have no idea what happened. There's this scene in the middle-- the pre-climax reca ...more
Nancy Oakes
This is the first installment in a series featuring Lauren Laurano, a 42-year old private eye. She is a lesbian, living with her partner Kip in New York City. The case she is working on begins with the rape of a woman with the improbable name of Lake Huron. As Lauren begins investigating, the case grows incredibly complex and takes her back into the 1960s, especially when murder rears its ugly head and Lauren must work fast to prevent another.

Just so you know, the book is somewhat dated (the int
I really enjoyed reading this book and i usually find it hard to concentrate while reading a book, but Sandra Scoppettone made it impossible to put down! I would sedentary recommend her for good books! I cannot wait to read the next book in the Lauren Laurano series
This book has been on my shelf forever. I don't know why I've never read it or any of her other ones. This introduces lesbian P.I. Lauren Laurano (Scoppettone has written many other series and non-series). Lauren is hired by a woman to find her sister's rapist. Before she can even get started the sister is murdered and then Lauren is abruptly fired. But, the case goes one and it turns out this family is in the dictionary as an example for the word dysfunctional. There was a lot to like about thi ...more
Frankly, I came to this book with some skepticism because mysteries that are written with the sleuth's sexuality/race/gender/etc. in the forefront sometimes focus on that to the detriment of the story and its characters. However, that was not the case with this book, and so I was therefore able to enjoy both the mystery itself and the role of the lesbian P.I. in it. The characters and family dynamics pulled me in and made me want to stay up all night to finish it. Talk about dysfunctional famili ...more
Primo romanzo della serie che ho letto naturalemtne per ultimo.
Bella la storia le protagoniste i dialoghi gli ambienti e la narrazione.
Non c'è una virgola fuori posto.
Lana Del Slay
Sep 03, 2015 Lana Del Slay marked it as dnf
Either this isn't my genre, or some elements of the book have gotten campier over the last twenty-four years.
It was ok (beach read). The story was a little convoluted and it was awfully dated too -- so 90s. The heroine had to explain how dial-up BBSs worked (when the internet was still young) and modems and such. As an anthropological explanation for the young ones, I could see it having value but mostly it just felt excessively dated (Tab and leg warmers probably didn't help that feeling). I liked that the main character's lesbian relationship was quite normal in a time when it wasn't all that normal. ...more
Dec 15, 2014 Cindy added it
I found this a ultimatly delightful read! instead of being one of those hard boiled P.I's like sue grafton or sara paretsky, this one named Lauren. She is afraid of insects, computers, and blood. She's pretty, quirky, She lives in the heart of Grenwich village with her lesbian parner Kip, a psychotherapist. They bicker often and, sometimes, playfully. In typical p.i form, Lauren solves crimes, but we aqlso get to know her gay tenants who live upstairs.
Roger N.
This book is so much of a time and place, of a shift in the world, that it brings it all back to me in a rush. I can't separate it from the person I was then and the life I was having -- not better or worse than this life, just different. I originally bought this book on the other side of the US, in a tiny bookshop I wasn't sure I belonged in, a bookshop that's now gone like so many other things.
Enjoyed the story. it is dated though. The tech in the story is so old my 20-something niece looked at me like I was nuts when I asked if she had ever heard about some of it.
May 21, 2015 Megan added it
Shelves: lesbian-mystery
See my full review of this novel in the Lesbian Mystery Reading Group.
Dec 13, 2011 Bri rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want a mystry to the last chapter
I am still confused! Who's who? Had me guessing until the end! I wasn't a bog fan of the style of writing at first but I did enjoy the story.
Eh. Not that well written. Main character is not that compelling. Plot had far too many twists, each one more improbable.
cheeky NY lesbian PI deals with rape & abuse, very dated computer stuff, almost nostalgic
Loved Lauren and Kip.
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Also wrote as Jack Early.

Sandra Scoppettone first emerged as one of the best hard-boiled mystery writers using the name Jack Early for her first three novels that included A Creative Kind of Killer (1984) that won the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America for best first novel. She had started writing seriously since the age of 18 when she moved to New York from South Orange, New Jer
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