By Sue Grafton
A tough-talking former cop, inner most investigator Kinsey Millhone has manage 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 received a tender spot for underdogs and misplaced reasons. Eight years in the past, Nikki Fife used to be convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and wishes Kinsey’s aid to discover the true killer. If there is something that makes Kinsey think alive, it is enjoying at the area. 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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Gregory was into drugs for a while," Gwen said conversationally. "That's what his generation seemed to do while mine was playing house. But he's a good kid and I think he's okay now. 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.
That's Kathy, as you might have gathered," Gwen said. " Gwen began to spray Wuffles, turning her face away to avoid the fumes. "Sorry. " "Thirteen years. We met in college, his third year, my first. " "Good years? " "Well I'm mellowing some on that," she said. "I used to think it was all a big waste but now I don't know. " Gwen's look was wry. " Kathy glanced over at Gwen and smiled. Gwen laughed. "These two have heard my version about a hundred times," she said by way of explanation. "Neither has ever been married so I tend to play devil's advocate.
Laurence did provide for them financially. " "What about Diane? " "She's in Claremont, going to school. Working on another degree. She's interested in teaching deaf children and she seems to do very well. " "Wait a minute. I don't understand what you mean," I said. Gwen glanced up at me with surprise. " "Well, I talked to her once, " I said. "Didn't she tell you Colin was deaf? He was deaf from birth. I don't really remember what caused it, but there was nothing they could do about it apparently.