Read in 2011

The Girl in the Green Raincoat - Laura Lippman
I Have this thing about series.  Is it my need for instant gratification?  Fear of commitment?  Low attention span?
So I hadn't read any of the other books, and had no idea who Tess Monaghan was. She was a joy to discover. Courageous, determined, yet lost and afraid of a destiny she could not control. That made this a mystery unlike any other, and for that, I am grateful. I'm also glad I didn't know this was a series before I bought it.  i would have missed out on a gem.