The call comes on a MOnday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. The weekend before, He'd bought a stack of cardboard boxes. In one, there was a collection of childhood memorabilia with Kinsey's name all over it. For thirty bucks, he was offering Kinsey the lot. Though she's never been one for personal possessions, curiosity is a powerful force. She agrees to meet the guy, then hands over a twenty (she may be curious, but she's also cheap and she loves a bargain). What she finds among the items is an old undelivered letter to her that will force her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marriage ... about the honor of her first husband ... and about an old unsolved murder. It will put her life in the gravest peril.l "O" Is for Outlaw: Kinsey's fifteenth excursion into the dark side of human nature.
"O" Is for Outlaw: a revealing excursion into Kinsey's past.
These are wonderful series that should be read from the beginning. "A is for Alibi."
Sue Grafton fans will enjoy this one as well as the others in the series.
One of my favorite writers. I am always anxious to read the next book of the series, though I can honestly say that each stands alone.
The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. The weekend before, he'd bought a stack of cardboard boxes. In one, there was collection of childhood memorabilia with Kinsey's name all over it. For thirty bucks, he was offering Kinsey the lot. What she finds among the items is an old undelivered letter to her that will force her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marriage...about the honor of her first husband...and about an old unsolved murder. It will put her life in the gravest peril.
You just can't stop reading from A-Z!
PI Kinsey Millhone recieves a call from a man who wants to sell her a box of papers and photos that have her name on them, from a sale in a storage depot. When Kinsey goes through the junk, which she is unable to resist buying for a few dollars, she finds that it is the remains of her belongings she had left behind when she left her husband, Mickey, 14 years previously. The pair hadn't been in contact for all of those years but when she learns that he is in a coma in a Los Angeles hospital, after being shot, her sense of decency as well as her sense of curiosity, impels her to pay a visit to the hospital. A visit from the police investigating the shooting, pushes her back into a world she'd left, all those years ago, meeting again with people with whom she and Mickey had socialised, and leaving her unable to resist the pull of starting her own investigation. It's a fast, edgy read which Kinsey Millhone fans will adore.
This book is a detective series where 2 cops one male and one female get married and divorced and both goes into being private detectives and they bust a man for killings that was done during the vietnam era. Great book.
Amazon.com: "Wise-cracking, staunchly independent, and chronically curious, Grafton's gritty gumshoe Kinsey Millhone is back. This time, the alphabet series star will take on the toughest case to date: her past. What begins as a random phone call from a "storage space scavenger" (someone who buys the contents of defaulted storage units) leads Kinsey to a box of old papers and personal effects that her ex-husband, Mickey Magruder, left behind. Inside, she finds a 15-year-old unsent letter from a bartender that, among other things, reveals her former hubby was having an affair. The letter also contains details about the murder of a transient--a crime for which Mickey was blamed. Although never convicted, Mickey was ruined--losing his job, wife, and friends. But 15 years later, Kinsey realizes that foul play may have been involved in the murder, a deadly temptation for her. Die-hard fans will especially enjoy Kinsey's self-disclosure--something she's infamous for not doing--about her childhood, the fate of her parents, and the randy details of her first marriage. A very vulnerable and interesting side to Kinsey's character is also revealed when her obsessive-compulsive fact-finding bent is mixed up with matters of the heart.
A fast, fun read, O Is for Outlaw is packed with Grafton's clear, colorful imagery and signature metaphors: "Our recollection of the past is not simply distorted by our faulty perception of events remembered, but skewed by those forgotten. The memory is like orbiting twin stars, one visible, one dark, the trajectory of what's evident forever affected by the gravity of what's concealed." --Rebekah Warren
From Publishers Weekly: "Grafton's fans will be thrilled with this knockout 15th Kinsey Millhone mystery, which deals with Kinsey's first marriage. In a complex story that zigzags between past and present, the California PI gets involved again with her first ex-husband, former cop Michael "Mickey" Magruder, who initially reappears in her life by chance when she comes across memorabilia he kept after their separation 14 years earlier. The mementos include an undelivered letter addressed to Kinsey, providing Mickey with an alibi for the beating death of Vietnam vet Benny Quintero, the unproven charge against Mickey that prompted Kinsey to leave him. Conscience-stricken, Kinsey looks up acquaintances from her early marriage, questioning her judgment and values at the time. Then two Los Angeles police detectives inform her that Mickey has been shot and is in a coma, and Kinsey decides to investigate. As usual in Grafton's novels, the PI encounters a string of offbeat characters who lead or mislead her in a gyre of confusion; here, many of them had motive and opportunity to shoot Mickey. In time, Kinsey stumbles on a clue, at first bewildering, that leads back to the Vietnam War and, eventually, points the way to Benny's killer and Mickey's assailant. In addition to her distinctive humor, sharp sense of place and crisp dialogue defining character, Grafton adds depth to this outing through unexpected details of Kinsey's past. Meanwhile, Kinsey's examination of her youthful self-righteousness and naivete initiates a provocative contemplation of guilt, morals and loyalty that graces one of the very best entries in a long-lived and much-loved series."Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Grafton has got a great series going. You should start from the beginning and have fun!
My first Sue Grafton book, But it will not be my last.
An excusion into Kinsey Millhone's past.
Excellent book worth reading