Being a twice-divorced, happily independent loner has worked like a charm for P.I. Kinsey Millhone—until holiday weekends like this one roll around. What she needs is a little diversion to ward off the blues. She gets her much-needed distraction with a case that places her career on the line. And if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, her ex-husband, who walked out on her eight years ago, pops back on the radar...
It all begins with a $5,000 deposit made into Kinsey’s bank account. Problem is she’s not the one who deposited the money. But when she’s accused of being on the take in an industrial arson case, Kinsey realizes someone is framing her…
Now Kinsey’s working for herself. But with new evidence—and corpses—surfacing around her, she’s going to have to act quickly to clear her name before she loses her career, her reputation—and quite possibly her life…
""Exceptionally entertainingâ€¦an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice.""
--San Francisco Chronicle
""Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hireâ€¦P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creatorâ€¦are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes.""
--The Buffalo News
""Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found.""--Los Angeles Herald Examiner
""Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye.""--Library Journal
""Tough but compassionateâ€¦There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone.""--Best Sellers
""A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner.""--Newsweek
""Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhoneâ€¦The best detective fiction I have read in years.""--The New York Times Book Review
""Smart, tough, and thoroughâ€¦Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure.""--The Bloomsbury Review
""Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operativesâ€¦She's refreshingly free of gender clichÃ©s. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it.""--Boston Herald
""What grandpa used to call a class act.""--Stanley Ellin
""Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator.""--Dorothy Salisbury Davis
""Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor.""--Kirkus Reviews