The Girl in the Green Raincoat
In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor's orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane events she observes . . . like the young woman in a... show more
In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor's orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane events she observes . . . like the young woman in a green raincoat who walks her dog at the same time every day. Then one day the dog is running free and its owner is nowhere to be seen. Certain that something is terribly wrong, and incapable of leaving well enough alone, Tess is determined to get to the bottom of the dog walker's abrupt disappearance, even if she must do so from her own bedroom. But her inquisitiveness is about to fling open a dangerous Pandora's box of past crimes and troubling deaths . . . and she's not only putting her own life in jeopardy but also her unborn child's. Previously serialized in the New York Times, and now published in book form for the very first time, The Girl in the Green Raincoat is a masterful Hitchcockian thriller from one of the very best in the business: multiple award-winner Laura Lippman.
Publish date: January 18th 2011
Pages no: 163
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Tess Monaghan (#11)
I Have this thing about series. Is it my need for instant gratification? Fear of commitment? Low attention span? So I hadn't read any of the other books, and had no idea who Tess Monaghan was. She was a joy to discover. Courageous, determined, yet lost and afraid of a destiny she could not cont...
Tess Monaghan is a private investigator in Baltimore, but unfortunately as she enters the third trimester of her pregnancy she is put on complete bed rest. This is especially hard for a woman who uses her keen observations to solve crimes. Now all she gets to observe is what she can see out her wind...
This one was interesting. I was not aware that this came out chapter by chapter in a periodical before being put together in book form. Having listened to it now, that makes more sense. Each chapter was a bit of a story itself. I've read all the previous Tess novels, and I'm truly not sure how this ...
I always enjoy reading about Tess and Baltimore so was happy to see this finally published in book form since I had tried reading it when it was originally published on the New York Times website but found the format distracting. There was quite a bit of plot squeezed into 158 pages and I was surpr...
I don’t know what drew me to this book. I don’t normally read private investigator novels, and I’m usually not a fan of P.I. series — I like how Nick Hornby put it in The Polysyllabic Spree:My problem is that when I’m reading a novel, I have a need to believe that the events described therein are de...