This is the first of the Kinsey Millhone books I've read, so my comments should be taken with that in mind. Grafton is touted for her 'offbeat humor' and 'tough but compassionate' style and I guess those phrases fit. Let me add my own phrase: "mystery lite". A few other authors come to mind in that sub-genre, particularly some of the works of Harlan Coben and Lawrence Block. Kinsey is a former cop turned private eye and in this tale at least she comes off as a bit of a diletante in spite of her spartan living conditions and old volkswagen sedan. In many respects she most closely resembles Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr character...especially in the way she's drawn deeper into the mystery in spite of both her inclinations and intentions. An okay read, but not one I'd return to until I've given up my preferred espresso for decaf.
Another good one by Grafton. These remind me of back in the old days when I couldn't wait to read the next Nancy Drew mystery!
Another great one by Sue Grafton, love her twists and red herrings!
Another Kinsey Millhone adventure! I loved this one. It's fun getting to know the character better as I work my way through the series.
Really get into the Kinsey Millhone character. Author quite descriptive and gets you into the story. Reading all books and all good.