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D Is For Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
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Jul 13, 2010

really liked it

WOW, what an ending. Bigger surprise than Alibi.
In Corpse, the client had more money than he knew what to do with. In this one, well, it's trailer time. Kinsey says to the witness/suspect, "It's just $8,000" to which the reply is made, "Do you have $8,000?"
The best part of the book is when Kinsey narrates why she will miss her gun. She goes into being raised by her aunt, who wholeheartedly believed that women should always be self-sufficient and never dependent on anyone. She was an eccentric woman who was glad when Kinsey failed Home Economics and felt girls should take Wood Shop. Her aunt also brought Kinsey to her first firing range.
I did have a few problems with the book, but nothing substantial. Too many suspects and the author really needs to remind me who these people are. A lot of times the suspect has a different name than, for instance, the car crash victim, or Grafton will refer to the person by a last name and later by a first name. It can get confusing on how everything is related.
And there is romance for Kinsey in this one too.
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July 13, 2010 – Shelved
January 17, 2011 – Started Reading
January 17, 2011 –
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January 23, 2011 – Finished Reading

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