By Sue Grafton
A tough-talking former cop, inner most investigator Kinsey Millhone has organize a modest detective company in a quiet nook of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few own possessions and less own attachments, she’s acquired a tender spot for underdogs and misplaced explanations. Eight years in the past, Nikki Fife was once convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and wishes Kinsey’s support to discover the genuine killer. If there is something that makes Kinsey suppose alive, it truly is enjoying at the part. When her research turns up a moment corpse, extra suspects, and a brand new cause to kill, Kinsey discovers that the sting is closer—and sharper—than she imagined.
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Or as okay as he'll ever be. " "I hope so," Gwen said lightly. "He can afford to do anything he wants, so if the leisure begins to pall, he'll find something useful to do. He's very smart and he's a very capable kid, in spite of the fact that he's idle right now. " Gwen was startled at that, the first time she'd seemed disconcerted by anything. " "I may have to at some point," I said. " "I suppose it would be all right," she said, but her tone was full of misgivings. "We can talk about it later.
I just want to look. " "I've given you information more times than that and you know it," I said. " "Then you shouldn't have any objections. " His smile then was slow and humorless and he tapped a pencil idly, loving, I imagined, the power to turn me down cold. "She killed him, Kinsey. " "You told her to get in touch with me. " "My doubts have nothing to do with Laurence Fife," he said. " "There's more to this one than meets the eye," he said evasively. " "Oh I got more secrets than you ever dreamed about," he said.
They were almost college age by then. In fact, Gregory had left that fall and Diane left the year after. But they were very messed-up kids. Laurence was a strict disciplinarian. Not that I have any quarrel with that – I think kids need structure but he was a very controlling person, really out of touch with anything emotional, rather aggressive in his manner of dealing with anyone, the kids in particular. So the two of them, after five years of that regime, were both withdrawn and shut-down. Defensive, uncommunicative.