Thursday, October 16, 2008

O is For Outlaw by Sue Grafton

'First there was a phone call from a stranger, then a letter showed up fourteen years after it was sent. That's how I learned. I'd made a serious error in judgement and ended up risking my life ...' The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. Last weekend he bought a stack. They had stuff in them - Kinsey stuff. For thirty bucks, he'll sell her the lot. Kinsey's never been one for personal possessions, but curiousity wins out and she hands over a twenty (she may be curious but she loves a bargain).What she finds amid childhood memorabilia is an old undelivered letter. It will force her to re-examine her beliefs about the break-up of her first marriage, about the honour of her first husband, about an old unsolved murder. And it will put her life in the gravest peril.

To be fair, I'll leave my Super Cruncher's review till I actually finish it ... but by half way thru I felt in dire need of an easier, lighter read. And Estoril had had a sale where I added another of Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series to my collection.

As a forensics / murder mystery reader primarily, I have a growing collection of these three staples: Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone / Alphabet Series, Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series and Kathy Reich's Temperance Brennan series, and the Bones TV Series! Make no mistake, I'm also definitely looking to add Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhymes series and Jonathan Kellerman's Dr Alex Delaware series.

Anyhoo, so it turns out I'd read this one .. no surprises there. But still, I haven't read one of these in ages and it was a pleasure. One day (when I own them all ... and she's finished the series) I'm going to read them from A to Z ;)

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