Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Giveaway - The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman

“The Girl in the Green Raincoat is an excellent novel with witty dialogue, fantastic characters, and a thrilling plot.” – from my original review of the novel. I highly enjoyed this novel and am pleased to offer a new copy to one of my readers, courtesy of Harper Collins Publishers.

Book Description (from Harper Collins Publishers):

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.

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.

Giveaway Details

Harper Collins Publishers has been kind enough to offer one copy of The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman for a giveaway.

If you would like to win a copy of The Girl in the Green Raincoat, please leave a comment about what intrigues you about the novel.

As part of your comment, you must include an email address. If I can't find a way to contact you I will draw another winner.

For an additional entry, blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. Provide a link to this post in your comment.

I will be using random.org (or a monte carlo simulation in excel) to pick the winners from the comments.

This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents (Sorry!).

No P.O. Boxes.

The deadline for entry is midnight, Friday March 11th.

Good luck!


  1. Laura, I am always ready for a book with witty dialog and great characters, and I remember from your earlier review the comparison to Hitchcock's Rear Window. This sounds like a wonderful novel. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I love Laura Lippman's novels therefore would love to add this book to my library. Would love to read it obviously!!!

    pocokat AT gmail DOT com

  3. A thriller in the Alfred Hitchcock mode sounds like a winner!

  4. I would love to find out what happened to the dog walker.
    Love & Hugs,

  5. Who doesn't love thrillers? And plus the secrets, I really want to find out!


  6. I always love following those investigators in murder mysteries book or film. They are usually on the level or a little seedy. I'd love to see which Tess is. Thanks!


  7. oops! here's my email
    Margaret (goodreas) singitm@hotmail.com

  8. I would have to find out what happened to the girl in the green raincoat who wasn't with her dog for sure! Intriguing.

    I posted this to my blog with a link back -

    dancealert at aol dot com

  9. I love mysteries, especially ones that are comparable to Hitchcock's. Thanks for the giveaway!

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

  10. Mystery/Thrillers happen to be one of my most favorite genre of books to read. Add to that, the fact that I really enjoy Laura Lippman's work - I really enjoyed her "What The Dead Know" by her. Plus the entire premise of this book seems amazing, given that the protagonist happens to be bed-ridden, pregnant and yet can't help herself from being who she really is - an investigator. Oh, did I also mention - I LOVE GREEEEEN! :)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)

    Email: Enamoredsoul@gmail.com

  11. One of my favorite movies is an Alfred Hitchcock movie...The Rear View Window. The plot of The Girl in the Green Raincoat reminds me of the plot of that particular movie. I just have to read it!


  12. What intrigue me with this novel is the title. This novel's title is similar to this novel I really like called the girl in the red coat. So I found this novel interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.

    email: kabao.vue@hotmail.com

  13. anyting in hitchcocks style is for me!!

  14. you had me at Alfred Hitchcock anything comparable to hitchcock I know will be a great read.


  15. Oh can't wait for the thrill of the thriller :)


    I am also a new follower.

  16. I'm with Book Flame--you sold me on this one when you said it was "Hitchcockian!"


  17. I love love love the cover, and adore the name Tess. Plus anything thriller-esque with Hitchcock vibes is a surefire winner in my books.

    ashley (at) ashleymaclennan (dot) com

  18. I love all the books in the Tess Monaghan series, and I would love to read this latest one!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  19. A Hitchcock-like thriller with witty dialogue and fantastic characters -- please count me in.


  20. I have never read a book by this author before and I would like to start with this one.
    The storyline intrigues me to read this novel.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  21. I can imagine her doing Hitchcockian very, very well and I can't wait to read it. She has such well-defined characters that this book should be a treat.

  22. This book sounds very interesting. I like the modern twist on an older type of mystery.


  23. I have watched 'The Rear View Window' so many times, it is one of my favorites. This is an interesting variation on the main character being a woman and one who is confined to bedrest because of a pregnancy complication. I had to go through the bedrest thing too so it would be very easy to to feel empathy for the heroine.

    Would love to win this book!!!!


  24. That's weird. I thought I posted up here yesterday. Anyway, please enter me in contest. I have your link up on my sidebar as well.

    I am also having a giveaway on my blog if you want to check it out. It's for Elizabeth Kostova's The Swan Thieves.

  25. oops. email is litendeavors@gmail.com

  26. Thanks for the chance to win!

    I posted this giveaway on my sidebar under "Other Blog Giveaways".


  27. It's intriguing that the PI heroine in this novel is pregnant while working on a case!


  28. I like Laura Lippman and I live near Baltimore, so I'd love to read this book. Thanks!


  29. I'm not entering, but will link your contest to my blog. Hope it'll help generate some more entries! :)

  30. This just sounds like a terribly fascinating book. I always wonder things about people I see every day and what happens to them when I just stop seeing them.

    Amy // artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  31. I love the author and am intrigued by her having a new book and can't wait to read it.
    laura.leahj@gmail dot com

  32. Wonderful timing! I am new to this blog, but had just read a wonderful review of author Lippman from another blog blogger in Canada and was 'sold'!Kerry Clare,of Pickle Me This..."Lippman’s writing is so smart, the prose bursting with the stuff of the world, with facts and ideas, and her characters usually jump off the page" and she added that she is not usually a mystery reader! Count me in - ddalton41@gmail.com

  33. This book looks great. I am currently reading another book by her and it's really good. I'd love to read this one too!

  34. I've read only one book by Laura Lippman so far and loved it. But it wasn't one featuring Tess Monaghan and I want to read those Lippman books. And then in your terrific review you wrote that this book is in the Alfred Hithcock mode. That's all you have to say to get me on board! lol

    Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you!


  35. This sounds like an exciting book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. I love thriller/mysteries and would love to read this. I haven't read one of Lippman's novels so am very curious and drawn to read one of her books considering her accolades.
    polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com

  37. Simply the concept and dialogue itself is fascinating :) It really pulls me in.


  38. I'm absolutely riveted by the idea that this woman's disappearance may be entirely innocent, or it may be the tip of a dangerous iceberg. I want to know the answer! :)

  39. It intrigues me because it is written in the style of a Alfred Hitchcock movie.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  40. I think what intrigues me most about this book is the idea of what we can actually see...if we slow down...stop...and LOOK around.

    nowakoski at sbcglobal dot net