K is for Killer (Kinsey Millhone #11)
Janice Kepler is on the way home from the support group she joined after the death of her beloved daughter, Lorna. When she sees a light on in the offices of Millhone Investigations, she believes it’s a sign…and decides to knock on the door.
Janice has waited long enough for Lorna’s case to pick up steam, and she is relieved when Kinsey Millhone agrees to finish the work
**SPOILER ALERT** I had wondered whether something might happen between Kinsey and Cheney.....
I have read most of the series, and find them light relaxing reading. There is a little too much of Kinsey's life style at the expense of the plot, which can become repetitive. Is there an element of autobiography in her novels ?
A mother comes to Kinsey's office and begs her to take the case of her dead daughter. Dead daughter had a secret life where she was a prostitute. Kinsey has to submerge herself in the night life of said prostitute in order to find out what happened.
The story is about a private detective, Kinsey Milhone. In this book, Kinsey was approached by a mother whose daughter was found dead and would like to hire a private investigator to find her daughter's murderer.
The book started out okay. I quite enjoy it actually. It's kind of diffe ...more
Kinsey has been asked to by a mother to investigate the death of her daughter on which the police have not been able to make much headway. From there Kinsey gets sucked into the life of the night people in Santa Teresa. She meets hookers, night djs, nurses that work the night shift and waitresses that work at night. Her own life gets turned ...more
As Kinsey delves into the young woman's recent history, she uncovers a seedy past that would make her mother blush. Prostitution, high stakes money and the mafia round out this tale, not to mention sibling jealousy and possible unfaithfulness.
This is what Sue does best: fully rounded characters, even if they only share a fe ...more
Another satisfying mystery with our favorite busy-body, nosey, wise-ass; Kinsey Milhone.
I must say, this ending was most satisfying. Nice twists and turns throughout the story, with most of the characters being less than desirable and unrelatable... at least to me. I like tidy endings, especially when murder is involved. :)
The procedural parts of solving the crime were well done, as usual, and kept me turning the pages. I also appreciate that t ...more
I read much of this over one weekend when I was content to read and have the humidifier going to clear up a head cold. P ...more
Okay...putting aside the horrible ending, I really did enjoy the mystery. A couple pe ...more
It's one of the few times that I've actually longed for the classic bad-guy-soliloquy (that's the one that ends with "...and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids.")
Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievement award) in 2003.
Father: C.W. Grafton, born 1909, third son of Presbyterian Missionaries, born and raised in China, educated Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina; practicing attorney in Louisville, Kentucky with a 40-year specialty in municipal bonds. Au ...more