librarilyn, January 17, 2012 (view all comments by librarilyn)
Sue Grafton is not just an author, she is a craftsman which, perhaps, explains why we must wait so long for each installment in this series. Each one is worth the wait. Kinsey sees a woman shop-lifting lingerie and reports her. This seemingly innocuous act sets in motion a chain of events which none of those involved saw coming. Told from various points of view, the reader is given a glimpse into not only Kinsey's life but into other characters who are not so directly involved. An interesting and informative look at the high-stakes business that shoplifting can be.
Private detective Kinsey Millhone feels a bit out of place in Nordstroms lingerie department, but shes entirely in her element when she puts a stop to a brazen shoplifting spree. For her trouble she nearly gets run over in the parking lot by one of the fleeing thieves—and later learns that the one who didnt get away has been found dead in an apparent suicide. But Audrey Vances grieving fiancé suspects murder and hires Kinsey to investigate—in a case that will reveal a big story behind a small crime, and lead her into a web that connects a shadowy private banker,” an angry trophy wife, a spoiled kid with a spiraling addiction, and a brutal killer without a conscience
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