this series (she’s on “V” now, however many books that is), Sue Grafton’s still got it. I marvel at her with each new book
that emerges, because usually, in my experience, authors go kind of flat
somewhere around book 11.
with the original timeframe to keep the chronology true. So this book is set in
1988. (Retro, baby.)
Millhone is likeable yet a bit ornery, and that makes her very real.
retired baker. In this book, he’s out of town due to a family emergency, and
she misses him.
Millhone cleans her home and office, and that stuff’s included in the book. For
some reason, I really like this. I guess because in so many books, it seems
like people are living in a bubble that doesn’t include housecleaning.
hires the detective to look into something, then changes his mind—but the PI is
too far in to let it go, so she keeps investigating on her own time (and her
own dime). And havoc ensues.
coming down the line. The only consolation is that at least this series is