In the epilogue, the third contract killer hired by Tyrone Patty is apprehended, and Patty himself dies as a consequence of a jail altercation. A good story, but sometimes she gets into situations where she should definitely know better, given her background. Irene suffers a serious panic reaction when she sees a tea set Kinsey found among her mother's possessions, and Kinsey suspects this has triggered a buried childhood memory. All this comes just as Kinsey takes on a job for Irene Gersh, an uptight lady who wants her to find the mother she'd left behind three years before, then living in a desolate trailer park, once a Marine base, on the edge of the Mojave Desert. It's the last that convinces Kinsey even she can't handle whoever's been hired to whack her, and she gets herself a bodyguard: Robert Dietz, a Porsche-driving P.
But it turns out there's a bit more to the cases than she signed up for - and if she doesn't act fast, she might not get out of them alive. Knows when to back off, but still finds a way to push her agenda in the background, which always ends up being a good thing -- except when she gets caught in the crossfire. If you're not totally committed to listening, you find your mind wondering during the gaps. Though it's a five star read, I awarded this score knowing that it doesn't break into my top 20 books. It's really too bad, because I've been wanting to continue reading the alphabet series for awhile now.
A fun, funny, believable strong female main character who refuses to buy into conventional ideas of femininity. She does take the threat seriously. Her practicality makes her very endearing to me and it makes for great pacing in the book because the narrative is never bogged down by any external distractions. Romping aside, Grafton has once again given us a great whodunnit, with her usual crack-me-up, dry witticisms and the quirky, believable characters I've come to expect. Maybe I have missed some sort of literary verbiage or crime speak? Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? I was anxiously waiting to see what came next and Grafton excels at building the suspense in this one.
In January of this year, 2016 , I vowed to get caught all the way up on this series by the end of the year. I couldn't be satisfied until I made it to the end. This would explain why, after five months of intensive work, the unveiling had finally been scheduled with all the fanfare of a movie premiere. Dietz and Rochelle have managed to get Eric away from Messinger, and Messinger's stated intention is to use Kinsey as a hostage to exchange for Eric. With Dietz watching her for the merest sign of her usual recklessness, Kinsey plunges into her case. I really enjoy these books.
I hoped he and Kinsey would get together. This hit-man was sent to kill Kinsey by a villain from a prior book's plot. If I were asked to rate my looks on a scale of one to ten, I wouldn't. It's not you, Sue, it's me. And she is then told she and several others are on a hit list. Kinsey trying to investigate a missing woman realizes she can't investigate and watch her back at the same time. Good and bad things seem to be coming in threes for Kinsey Millhone: on her 33rd birthday she moves back into her renovated apartment, gets hired to find an elderly lady supposedly living in the Mojave Desert by herself, and makes the top of ex-con Tyrone Patty's hit list.
She's such a great character. Sounds G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton is a 1997, originally published in 1990 , Ballantine Books publication. Daily News of Los Angeles. After her first night in her new place, Kinsey heads out early the next day in search of Mrs Gersh's mother, Agnes Grey, who lives in a trailer in the desert. I knew what the exterior looked like-two stories of cream-colored stucco with rounded corners in a style I'd have to call Art Deco. While the central mystery in this one felt a bit more muddled and hard to follow, it was just good to spend a few hours in the company of Kinsey Millhone.
It's simply a small setback that this 7th book is not up the Grafton's usual standard. I'm really glad I discovered this series. In Kinsey has to take on a body guard to protect her from a death threat and this has its up and its down side for her! In fact, the book begins to drag in the middle, although it certainly picks up near the end. She's realizing Jonah is not what she wants. Premise was good, but I was ultimately disappointed by the ending. It was all going so well, then she stepped into the proverbial dog poop. It's very noticable and very irritating.
I'd been accustomed to wearing it short, but I'd been letting it grow out just to see what it would look like. The travails of a young female high school redel turned private investigator. Kinsey Millhone turns 33, moves back into her apartment, takes a new case, and ends up on a hit list. The reconstruction of my apartment was completed and I moved back in. She's the kind of detective I'd want working on my case, if I ever needed to prove my innocence.