D is for Deadbeat Author:Sue Grafton He called himself Alvin Limardo, and the job hehad for Kinsey was cut and dried: locate a kid who'd done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. It was only later, after he'd stiffed her for her retainer, that Kinsey found out his name was Daggett, John Daggett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Drunk. And dead. The cops called it an accident... more » - death by drowning. Kinsey wasn't so sure.
Pulled into the dead man's life, Kinsey realized he had lots of enemies. The daughter who grew with a cheating drunk for a father, and wife who's become a religious nut in response to an intolerable marriage. There's the lay who thought she was Mrs. Daggett- and has the bruises to prove it - only to discover the legal Mrs. D. Drug dealers out $25,000. Most of all, there are the families of the 5 people John Daggett killed, victims of his drunk driving. the D. A. called it vehicular manslaughter and put him away for 2 yrs. Families called it murder and had good reason to want John Daggett Dead.« less