- Author Sue Grafton
I read this book in quick succession after the first one, so that just as in the story, it feels like only a few days have passed since the events of that first Kinsey Millhone outing. Still raw from how that adventure ended, Millhone ends up in the midst of another mystery to solve. At first it seems like any other missing persons report, but gradually leads to different states, different personalities and a different ending.
I do love Kinsey for her no nonsense attitude, and the way she interacts with others. It’s also interesting to go with her through the motions of a case, through every detail really, because you get to really feel the frustrations when it’s stalling and the elation when it starts moving forward.
I also like how the books are the total opposite of agist - with Kinsey having a self-confessed crush on her landlord, and the antics of the older Florida condo neighbour being the highlight of the story. Great stuff, bring on book three!