October 4, 2015

Series Sunday: M is for Malice

(Kinsey Millhone Alphabet #13)

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 M is for Malice, the 13th book in the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series by Sue Grafton. I wasn't too enthused about the previous installment in this series so I gave it a long break, one year to be exact. Head clear. Ready for a good mystery. Wanting to get lost in a familiar character's fictional world.

Malek Construction is a $40 million company that remains in family hands. Eighteen years ago, one of the sons of the family went missing. Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone has been hired to trace the lost son's whereabouts. Of course she succeeds in her search but the family does not welcome the prodigal son back into their life or the family business. Before you know it, "m" stands for murder.

"What's done is done. What is written is written. Their work is finished. Ours is yet to do." ~ pg. 220

Sounds like a good summary, right? Le sigh; nope. So much disappointment when I unlocked the eBook and started reading. It was too predictable. Thank goodness it was only 220 pages long. Nevertheless, Sue Grafton pulled me back in with no repetitive background info and writing more about Kinsey's personal life. I enjoyed this part of the book far more than the mystery case itself. For this reason alone—my nosy curiosity into the main character—I will continue reading the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series.

Title: M is for Malice
Author: Sue Grafton
Published: November 1997
Pages: 220
Edition: eBook
Challenge: Perpetual Kinsey Millhone Challenge
Rating: ♥♥


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