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The Girl in the Green Raincoat (Tess Monaghan Series #11)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

the latest Tess Monaghan mystery is a wonderful sort of family affair

Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan requires plenty of bed rest due to her high risk pregnancy as she has signs of preeclampsia which can lead to life threatening seizures. Sleuthing is out of the question, but resting proves more difficult than a tedious surv...
Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan requires plenty of bed rest due to her high risk pregnancy as she has signs of preeclampsia which can lead to life threatening seizures. Sleuthing is out of the question, but resting proves more difficult than a tedious surveillance for someone as hyper as Tess is. She needs something to occupy her mind, but finds nothing of interest.

That is until she watches from her window a female stranger in a green raincoat walking an Italian greyhound wearing green also. Playing a mental game about the woman helps pass time. However when Tess notices the woman's dog running loose, she fears something happened to the owner who has been very careful with walking her canine on a leash. Tess persuades her support crew - her boyfriend Crow, best friend Whitney Talbot, middle-aged assistant Mrs. Blossom, and researcher Dorie Starnes to seek clues as to what happened to The Girl in the Green Raincoat that they are to bring back to her to analyze.

With nods to the films Rear Window and the teen remake Disturbia, the latest Tess Monaghan mystery is a wonderful sort of family affair as she directs her team with assignments; some being comical. Tess is wonderful working the convoluted case through her agents who doubt there is any wrong doing but humors her as she struggles with prenatal trimester mental and physical issues; pity Crow with the postpartum blues. This is a great novella that has Tess at her best even at rest in this life changing novella.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 7, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Last of the series

Good story but it is short. Would have preferred if it was longer and more detailed. In fact this is a novelette. Sorry this is the last of the series hope Laura Lippman writes some more stories about Tess and her family.

posted by 6007089 on July 19, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Last of the series

    Good story but it is short. Would have preferred if it was longer and more detailed. In fact this is a novelette. Sorry this is the last of the series hope Laura Lippman writes some more stories about Tess and her family.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

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    recommend

    cute story

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  • Posted February 24, 2011

    All over the place

    I had high hopes for this one but it was as if the author couldn't decide if she wanted to write about the main character's pregnancy and the relationship with her boyfriend or the murder mystery. Wasn't worth the effort despite the good premise.

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