Advance reader reviews of The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman.

The Girl in the Green Raincoat

A Novel

By Laura Lippman

The Girl in the Green Raincoat
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2011,
    208 pages.

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  • Sue J. (Wauwatosa, WI)


    The Girl in the Green Raincoat
    This is my first encounter I've had with Tess Monaghan, the strong-willed former reporter tuned PI. Laura Lippman is a good storyteller, it was a fun light read. The plot was unusual and the characters were interesting. I would recommend this book if you like mysteries.
  • Vivian Q. (Greer, SC)


    Engaging Read
    It's been a long while since I visited with Tess Monaghan and her beloved city of Baltimore. A short novella, reminiscent of Rear Window, that was a quick and easy read. Bedridden in her final months of pregnancy, Tess watches a woman in a green raincoat walk her dog in the park across the street everyday. When she doesn't show up for a few days and her dog is found loose in the park, Tess is determined to find out what happened to her. I was immediately pulled into the story. An engaging read, whose ending I never saw coming.
  • Eileen F. (Drexel Hill, PA)


    Rear Window
    This book was short and very enjoyable. it was filled with charismatic characters who I didn't want to leave. The story is familiar with some surprising twists but the people kept you moving forward.
  • Karen B. (Pittsburgh, PA)


    Charm City Mystery Keeps You Guessing
    Found Laura Lippman's latest mystery engrossing and finished it in one rainy fall afternoon! Ms. Lippman succeeds in her approach to provide a modern twist on "Rear Window" placing Tess Monaghan, private investigator, in the Jimmy Stewart role; obsessed with solving a "crime" they've witnessed while being confined to their home. The mystery at the center of the novel unfolds at a nice pace and the reader is treated to a number of pleasant scenarios of those assisting Tess in her investigation. I'm an avid reader of mysteries and this one kept me guessing until the very end. I am going out now to purchase her first Tess Monaghan novel, "Baltimore Blues". Enjoy!
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