January 29, 2012

Series Sunday: B is for Burglar

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name. 
My Series Sunday pick is B is for Burglar, the 2nd book in the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mystery series by Sue Grafton. Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone should have followed her instincts. Instead she took on a case to locate Beverly Danziger's sister Elaine Boldt. Beverly claims she needs Elaine's signature on an inheritance document. The more Kinsey digs into the disappearance, the more serious it gets with a brutal murder, a burglary, a vandalism, a deadly fire and a missing cat. Kinsey tries to figure out if it's all related.

Although the series began in 1982, the story line, setting and characters seem up to date. If you like murder mysteries, there is plenty of it in B is for Burglar. My only gripe was the too descriptive scenes as mentioned in my review of the first book in the series A is for Alibi. But it was definitely enough to keep me reading and to order the third book.

I hope the main character continues to develop, get involved in more mysteries and maintain her ordinary down-to-earth personality. I like how Sue Grafton keeps Kinsey's personal life to a minimum so it won't distract readers attention from the mystery at hand. But there is just enough personal details to still relate to the main character. Well done!

Author: Sue Grafton
Published: 1985
Pages: 320
Edition: Paperback
Rating: ♥♥♥

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