T is for Trespass
In an effort to help, Gus's neighbor, private investigator Kinsey Millhone, runs a check on an applicant for the job, Solana Rojas. Social Security, driver's license, nursing certification: I...more
4 of 5 stars to T is for Trespass, the 20th book in the "Kinsey Millhone Alphabet" mystery series, written in 2007 by Sue Grafton. A great addition to the thriller series with this release. And a few things begin to change. Grafton introduces some updates to the format, including a different perspective and point of view by introducing the thoughts of the villain. A very timely book too, focusing on elder care and the abuse that happens once people start to need assistance in orde ...more
However, "T" has redeemed the series for me. It offers a fresh perspective (viewing from the villain’s point of view as well) and two separate mysteries to keep the reader engaged. Graft ...more
The 20th book in the Kinsey Millhone series. This one was a little different than others in the series because we get some chapters from the villain's viewpoint. A good, quick read, but a little dark. The topic of elderly care was a central theme.
and found it was released in December 2005, so I guess I was right.
It's 1987, and Kinsey's elderly neighbour Gus Vronsky has had a fall and been hospitalized. Kinsey manages to track down his great-great-niece who lives in New York. She flies out to Santa Teresa and hires a home-aide, charging Kinsey with the responsibility of checking her references, telling her that only a basi ...more
This book felt a bit darker than most in the series, with topics such as identity theft, elder abuse, etc. But I always find this series and its characters a comforting read. Maybe this one slightly less comforting, but it was interesting and I really liked it. Intend to read the e ...more
There was an accident case quite separate as well, and lots of nosy neighbor work by Kinsey amid ...more
In T is for Trespass, Kinsey gets caught up in a case of Elder Abuse when her crabby old neighbour (No, not the amazing Henry) takes a fall & is in need of an in-home carer & we meet Solana Rojas (or that’s who Kinsey thinks she is, even after doing a light background check on her). Not your usual criminal/bad guy but certainly evil. Will Kinsey be able to prove ...more
Another good case. This time a home health aide that does anything but render aide. I think it is an elder persons worse fear, to be at the mercy of an angel of death. To be at the mercy of a predator and be all alone. *shudders*
Sue Grafton is in my standard cannon of authors. I enjoy her books but not so much that I have to b ...more
The Millhone series begins with A is for Alibi and each book thereafter is titled after a letter of the alphabet. ’T is for Trespass’ is definitely one of the best of the series.
Once again we are reading about Kinsey’s 1987 life in Santa Teresa, 95 miles north of Los Angeles, California. She is a 37-year-old private detective, living in a building behind her landlord, 87-year-old Henry Pitt. Her pare ...more
The only other Grafton book I've tried was A is for Alibi, so I am not a fan. And I think you have to be a fan to forgive all the silliness that went on in this book. I was not charmed by Kinsey. She seems to want to be alone in the world except for her two almost-ninety year old friends, even though she's only 37. And although she's all of 37, she still only likes to eat quarter pounders with cheese ...more
By the way, if you're looking for a fast-paced mystery series in which the PI is someone most any reader can identify with, slightly more than slightly badass who pr ...more
In this story, Kinsey and Henry's grumpy neighbor Gus has a fall that injures him and he is going to need in-home care. His only is Melanie, his great niece in New York. She only reluctantly ...more
Solana is the b ...more
That said, I'm becoming a little weary that Kinsey is stuck in the '80s. A cell phone and the Internet would seriously help this girl out. Elder abuse, identity theft and pedophilia are complex issues, and they could ...more
2nd impressions - What I remembered about this book was that it was creepy and it took a long time for me to get to that part of the story. I did enjoy getting into the villain's head. I liked how the other subplots fed into the ...more
Reading a Kinsey Millhone novel is a bit like going home to your smart aleck sister. Really enjoyable and very comfortable.
Don't be fooled by the three stars, I quite enjoyed the audiobook presentation of this and Grafton knew what she was doing, but honestly the sort of mystery is generally no more than 3 stars for me which means I liked it.
From the start we are introduced to a sociopath, so we know who the criminal is right away and are obviously supposed to be able to predict where she will end up working. In the meantime, Kinsey is getting extra work by serving eviction notices and is working on findin ...more
Story, Kinsey has her great neighbour and landlord Henry, and then there is grumpy old Gus who lives next door. Gus is more than grumpy, he is a hoarder and mean to everyone, but he is also getting sick as he gets older. Henry and Kinsey get some medical help for him, try and clean up the place and ...more
T is for Trespass is a different kind of mystery. We actually know throughout the story who the bad guy is and what they're doing. The question is how Kinsey Millhone will stop the bad stuff going on. In fact, there's more than o ...more
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