(Kinsey Millhone Alphabet #12)
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 L is for Lawless, the 12th book in the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series by Sue Grafton. Kinsey is asked to find out why the military has no record of a deceased World War II vet named Johnny Lee. Should be an easy investigation, right? Until his apartment is burglarized, an old friend is beaten up, a pregnant woman with a duffle bag is on the run and a vengeful psychopath pops up. Kinsey is following leads across the country to solve a decades-old mystery that apparently someone would prefer left unsolved.
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.
Le sigh. I have the same gripe with the meaningless lengthy descriptions. I understand the author chooses to give background info on the main character for readers who start a series in the middle; however, this is the 12th installment. We don't need pages upon pages of background info on Kinsey. Let's just assume readers know who she is.
Nevertheless, I will continue reading the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mystery series.
Title: L is for Lawless
Author: Sue Grafton
Published: September 1995