Gopala1940 rao asked:
the novel is silent about his first wife (sanday).Grace search for her?.what happened bishop1s twin brother. his trial ??and fate james peter has not stated. The character of car thief unnecessary added just to increase the number of pages in the novel. on the whole the book is not worth reading .
Andrea If not for the car thief, which had to be developed to properly play his role in the book, Cleo would be dead. So Skunk was an extremely important part of the book, fall guy
Cliff The search for Sandy goes on in future books, although Grace and Cleo get together properly, and if I remember aright she is pregnant in a later book. It is unusual for a police procedural to follow through to a trial. If you can't see the point of the character Skunk, the car thief, then with respect you haven't read the book very carefully. He is not an unnecessary character.