2005: #6 – D is for Deadbeat (Sue Grafton)
Series: Kinsey Millhone #04
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on November 29th 2005
Genres: private investigator
Also by this author: E is for Evidence, F is for Fugitive, G is for Gumshoe, H is for Homicide, I is for Innocent
Also in this series: E is for Evidence, F is for Fugitive, G is for Gumshoe, H is for Homicide, I is for Innocent
When Alvin Limardo walks into P.I. Kinsey Millhone's office, she smells bad news. He wants Kinsey to deliver $25,000. The recipient: A fifteen-year-old boy. It's a simple matter. So simple that Kinsey wonders why he doesn't deliver the money himself. She's almost certain something is off. But with rent due, Kinsey accepts Limardo's retainer against her better judgment…
When Limardo's check bounces, Kinsey discovers she's been had big time. Alvin Limardo is really John Daggett—an ex-con with a drinking problem, two wives to boot, and a slew of people who would like to see him dead. Now Kinsey is out four hundred dollars and in hot pursuit of Daggett.
When Daggett's corpse shows up floating in the Santa Teresa surf, the cops rule the death an accident. Kinsey thinks it's murder. But seeking justice for a man who everyone seemed to despise is going to be a lot tougher than she bargained for—and what awaits her at the end of the road is much more disturbing than she could've ever imagined…
I also managed to finish book number 6 in the hotel last night. It was Sue Grafton’s D is for Deadbeat, the fourth book in her Alphabet/Kinsey Millhone Mystery series.
These books are quick reads. The plots aren’t overly complex, they’re just good little mystery stories. It’s the kind of book I consider a “beach read”. I have the rest of these books (up to the current one, “R”), and I plan to continue reading them.
Page count: 1,884/15,000