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.
This is a part of a series but I was able to get into it right away! It's a very fun and quirky kind of mystery novel, not to mention quick! Tess is a pregnant, grumpy, and bored stiff private investigator that has been put on bed-rest. She's going completely insane being confined to bed. Especially since she's not completely convinced she is happy about the prospect of becoming a mother!
She requires something to do to occupy her time, so she starts people watching out of her window. Its then that she notices a woman in a green raincoat, walking her dog every day at the same time. This pattern repeats itself everyday until one day all Tess sees is the dog..running quickly dragging his leash. The woman has vanished! Has she been kidnapped or murdered? Tess doesn't know but she's determined to find out!
This is a quick and fun read. Very witty and at times funny as heck! If you are a mystery fan this will be a bit of an appetizer type of book, but if you are new to mystery * like me!* then I think you will thoroughly enjoy it!
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 18th 2011 by Avon A
(first published 2008)
ISBN:006193836X (ISBN13: 9780061938368)