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Sunday, August 7, 2011

M Is For Malice (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries) by Sue Grafton

Good "basic" detective story

Sue Grafton
How much more "back to basics" can you get than this? A multi-millionaire dies. The current will is missing so an older one has to be used. The dis-inherited black sheep son is found and brought back to the mansion. Murder & mayhem follow.

Kinsey's personal life continues to evolve in M Is For Malice. Set in 1986, the total lack of laptop computers, internet & cell phones are a bit jarring and will probably confuse younger readers (why doesn't she just google this person?) who don't pick up on the clues, do the math and figure out what year it is.

I am an occassional reader of the Kinsey Millhone series rather than a hardcore fan, but it seems to me that they have a tendency to get better, rather than weaker like most series.

I rate this novel 4 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on March 24, 2008.

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