The Girl in the Green Raincoat - Laura Lippman

The Girl in the Green Raincoat

By Laura Lippman

  • Release Date: 2011-01-18
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 3.5
From 185 Ratings


“Lippman is a writing powerhouse. ”

—USA Today

“I love her books.”

—Harlan Coben

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman—winner of the Edgar® Award and every other major literary prize given for mystery and crime fiction—embroils Baltimore p.i. Tess Monaghan in the strange case of The Girl in the Green Raincoat. Originally serialized in the New York Times, The Girl in the Green Raincoat is now in book form for the very first time—a masterful thriller in the Alfred Hitchcock mode that places a very pregnant, homebound Tess in the center of a murderous puzzle that could cost her her life and the life of her unborn child.


  • Loved it!

    By Rileybug3
    I finished The Girl in the Green Raincoat in one day. I love reading, but I especially love anything written by Laura Lippmann. I have The Wire to thank. I had a number of her books waiting around to be read, but it took seeing her book a couple of times on that show for me to get around to reading them. I love crime series. Tess is the main character. She is a private detective who loves her job. And, oops, she finds out she's pregnant. She's having difficulties so she's placed on bed rest. She's a people watcher, and she watches a "girl in a green raincoat" walk her dog every night, until one night Tess doesn't see the girl anymore. That gets her to wondering and speculating. And that leads to the story. You can picture every character in Ms. Lippman's books, and I love Tess. Tess and the other characters make a lot of references to a lot of famous people (in her other books also), which I like. If I don't know what or whom they are talking about, I look it up. She has gotten me to read several books by other authors just by reading this series. I can't wait for her next book!
  • Rivoting

    By Lawyer05
    I have to say the twists involved in writing this book were dividing. I imagined various outcomes as I read but none matched the actual ending. I didn't realize the author's intention of intermingling human relationships as I was reading, but upon completion I appreciate how the various relationships molded a well-rounded book. Kudos on a great read!