L is for Lawless
"THIS IS ONE OF GRAFTON'S MOST FUN-TO-READ BOOKS. . . . One of [Kinsey Millhone's] wildest adventures yet."--San Francisco ExaminerWhen Kinsey Millhone agrees to do a favor for Henry Pitts, her lovable octogenarian landlord, she literally gets taken for the ride of her life. The family of a... show more
"THIS IS ONE OF GRAFTON'S MOST FUN-TO-READ BOOKS. . . . One of [Kinsey Millhone's] wildest adventures yet."--San Francisco ExaminerWhen Kinsey Millhone agrees to do a favor for Henry Pitts, her lovable octogenarian landlord, she literally gets taken for the ride of her life. The family of a recently deceased WWII veteran wants her to find out why the military has no record of his service. All Kinsey has to do, she thinks, is cut through some government red tape. But when the dead man's house is ransacked and his old army buddy is beaten up, she quickly realizes he was not all he seemed. Before long Kinsey is trailing crooks halfway across the country, impersonating a hotel maid, tangling with a baseball bat-wielding grandmother, and running from one very dangerous character. With her money almost gone and her nerves frayed, Kinsey's got to solve a decades-old crime and make it back home in time for Henry's wedding . . . if she can make it back at all. . . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 31st 1996
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Kinsey Millhone (#12)
Have to say that this one was pretty good though the usual suspects are not in it much (Rosie, Henry, William, etc.). We have Kinsey following someone who stole something from a neighbor/client's home and then gets caught up with I guess you can just say are a family of not so bright thieves. Kins...
I admit it: I haven't read a Sue Grafton novel since 2012. Why do I know that so clearly? That's when Grafton quite notably referred to indie authors as lazy. The original interview, on LouisvilleKy.com, is no longer available, but various commentaries and quotations from it are on the internet fore...
San Francisco Examiner called this novel one of Kinsey Millhone's "wildest adventures yet." I have to disagree. If I wasn't so invested in this series, I would have stopped reading early on. The mystery of an already deceased person simply did not grab my interest.
In the 12th book of the series, Kinsey tries to do the right thing and helps a friend who wants to find out why the military has no records of one of his veterans friends who served in WWII. This was simple enough, so why is it that a few days later she ended up having a gun pointed at her face? F...
Kinsey gets herself in another weird and interesting situation in L is for Lawless. By trying to help a neighbor, pro-bono, she ends up in a cross-country trip with plenty of danger and mystery.Her landlord Henry asks her to help a neighbor down the street with a little problem of trying to get dea...