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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tess Monaghan Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9780062027221
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This entertaining romp leaves plenty of hints of detective-mother exploits to come.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Another winning entry in the series…It’s always an event when Laura Lippman, who has won every major crime-fiction award going, delivers a new Tess Monaghan story.”


  • “Lippman's trademark crisp prose, smart plotting, and appealing protagonist—whose physical limitations here make her no less feisty and resourceful when faced with danger—make this an essential addition to a winning series.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lippman's slender tale, serialized previously…brings back her feisty star detective at her most belligerent, most vulnerable and perhaps most appealing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/17/2011

    " a chick-lit mystery with a pregnant protagonist. now THIS is my niche!. it was light and very enjoyable: i finished it in 2 days. it gets 4 stars for being fun, not for being world-class literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/12/2011

    " While on bed rest for a difficult pregnancy, Tess watches a girl in a green raincoat walk her dog everyday. One day the dog appears dragging his leash and there is no sign of the girl, which leads her to investigate her disappearance from her bed. Small easy reading book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 5/7/2011

    " Good audio book. Only 4 CD's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 5/3/2011

    " The story involves the last months of Tess's pregnancy. This book was originally installments in a paper and now is available in book form. This is a very short book; however, it is excellent as always. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 5/2/2011

    " This writer was off on tangents so much I lost the thread of the story. Then the resolve of the story (Where did the girl in the green raincoat go?) was way before the end of the story. I finally figured out the real story was about having a baby, whilst solving a mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debi | 5/1/2011

    " I gave this book a 3.5 stars and really enjoyed it. I will continue with the series :D!! This one was a test run if I was even going to start the series or not, I AM :D!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 4/27/2011

    " This book was pretty good. Not great, but certainly not bad, either. It's actually more of a novella than a book, since it's a very short, quick read. It was a nice little mystery though, with a bit of a twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 4/26/2011

    " Quick easy read. Nothing special but enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suneeta | 4/25/2011

    " Quick and read. story of a pregnant PI on bed rest that solves a mystery from he chaise lounge. Not gripping at all, but a light and fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline | 4/24/2011

    " A small book packed with a great story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jolynne | 4/22/2011

    " I probably would give it 2 1/2, but... I read it on the plane to Boston, and put it down without finishing the last 3 pages - so it must not have been that great... I didn't have the mystery figured out, so that was good. "

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About the Author
Author Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at the Baltimore Sun. She began writing novels while working full time and published seven books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers, and her work has been awarded the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Shamus, Nero Wolfe, Gumshoe, and Barry Awards. She has also been nominated for other prizes in the crime fiction field, including the Hammett and the Macavity. She was the first-ever recipient of the Baltimore Mayor’s Prize for Literary Excellence and the first genre writer recognized as Author of the Year by the Maryland Library Association. Ms. Lippman lives in Baltimore.

About the Narrator

Linda Emond is an award-winning actress of stage, film, television, and audiobook narration. Her performances on Broadway earned her nominations for the Tony Award in 2003 and 2012 and for the Drama Desk Award in 1997 and 2002. She was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for her roles in plays at theaters in Chicago. Her film credits include roles in Julie & Julia, Dark Water, and Across the Universe, among others. Her television credits include such series as Elementary, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as movies such as A Dog Named Christmas. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks, winning three Earphones Awards and being named a finalist four times for the prestigious Audie Award. In 2011 she was named by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense for her reading of Flash and Bones.