Kinsey Millhone #22
I’ve missed the last four or five books in this series, but
did not feel lost at all in this one. While Kinsey Millhone’s
friends and neighbors make their regular appearances here,
the story line works quite well as a standalone.
The story starts with Kinsey witnessing a shoplifter and reporting her to store security. Soon after the woman is arrested, she dies. This woman’s fiancée shows up on Kinsey’s doorstep asking her to look into the death. The story spirals out into organized retail theft and further into family run organized crime and police corruption. Nearly everyone gets what’s coming to them by the end. And Kinsey is left with the means to get vengeance on her worst enemy.
If you’ve never read one of Grafton’s alphabet mysteries, I’d surely suggest picking up a few of the early ones just to get a feel for the recurring characters. If you’ve read them all, you’re going to love this one too!