Laura Lippman has long been fascinated by the dangerous vulnerability of teenage girls. In “The Babysitter's Code”—the inspiration for her critically acclaimed novel, To the Power of Three—an adolescent girl decides to take a gun to school. In “Hardly Knew Her,” Lippman's homage to Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding, a tomboy learns that growing up means learning how to lie and deceive. And in “Ice*”—a prequel to The Most Dangerous Thing—a young girl is literally haunted by a child who drowned in a mysterious accident. Available singly or as a collection.