Friday, April 18, 2008

“G is for Gumshoe” by Sue Grafton

G is for Gumshoe” by Sue Grafton
1990, Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0-8050-0461-0

G the 7th letter in the alphabet and in the series of books written by Sue Grafton about private eye Kinsey Millhone, but it’s the second one I’ve read. I swear I’m hooked.

Kinsey accepts a job to track down and, if she can, to bring home, a woman’s mother. The mother’s last known whereabouts is in a squatter’s camp in the Mojave desert. Once upon a time it was an army base, but after the troops left all that were left were the foundations of the buildings. Now, they call it, “The Slabs”.

At the same time that Kinsey is looking for Agnes she finds out there is a contract on her life. There are other folks who’ve also been included in the hit and one guy is already dead. She’s frightened, but even more frightened when an attempt is made on her life.

She asks Robert Dietz for help and during the course of the story the two of them fall for each other in a very big way.

G is for Gumshoe” is a terrific read. You won’t want to put it down. I’m looking forward to reading more of Sue Grafton’s books.

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