D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Aug 1991
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"Bright, brisk and thoroughly engaging." -- "The Washington Post," --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The fourth novel in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series, now with a stunning new look --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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It’s a Saturday in the fall and Kinsey is in her office trying to catch up on some paperwork. She isn’t expecting any new clients to walk in so she is surprised when she finds a man standing in her doorway. He introduces himself as Alvin and asks Kinsey to track down someone named Tony for him and give that person a check. Kinsey’s not sure she completely believes the story he tells about how he got the money and why he wants to give it to Tony, but she accepts the job along with an advanced check for her services. As Alvin is leaving, he lobs the first surprise Kinsey’s way – Tony is a teenager.
A couple of days later, her bank lets her know that the check from Alvin bounced. Frustrated, she treks down from her native Santa Teresa to Los Angeles to track down Alvin. Only then does she learn that Alvin isn’t his real name. His young wife says that he is back up in Santa Teresa, but before Kinsey can track him down, “Alvin” is dead. Will Kinsey find Tony? Who would want her client dead?
Maybe it’s just because I don’t read many PI novels, but making the connection from bounced check to murder and the complications it leads is not something I would ever come up with. And yet it works wonderfully here in this novel. The plot makes complete sense as it unfolds before us, and there are some fun twists along the way. I did feel the novel stalled out a little as it neared the climax, but the climax will leave you turning pages quickly.Read more ›
The book has hardly a mention of the other regular characters Kinsey knows, so there is no appearance from Henry and Rosie pops up only the once. That said, Kinsey finally cements her relationship with Jonah Robb whose wife, to both his and Kinsey's delight, as decided she wants an open relationship!
As I say this one isn't so light and "throwaway" as some of the other alphabet mysteries but is still very dramatic and very enjoyable.
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we love this series of books we have read and re-read them time and again.Published 7 months ago by Jackie Nicholls