Friday, February 20, 2009
G is for Gumshoe
G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
My love affair with Kinsey Millhone continues. I think I have a serious girl crush on her. In G is for Gumshoe Kinsey is celebrating Cinco de Mayo, her new apartment (because the other one was blown to bits) and her 33rd birthday. Although her celebrations are short lived because someone has taken out a hit on her. It is from an old case, and not one from any of the previous book, but I guess Kinsey made someone very mad because there is a very serious attempt on her life and it forces her to hire Dietz, another private eye, as a body guard. And you know sparks fly.
But of course, Kinsey has her own case to work on. This is where the novel got a little confusing for me. She is helping a woman who is very sick, although for no reason any one can figure out, track down her mother, who is also very sick for no reason any one can figure out. When she finds the mother it doesn't seem like there is more to it but of course there it. What unravels next plays such a back seat to the threat on Kinsey's life that I found it confusing and it took me a while to wrap my brain around it.
Not my favorite in the Alphabet Series but I love the relationship between Kinsey and Dietz and while the end of the novel makes it seem like the relationship ended I can't wait to see if he reappears. Also, because Kinsey is such a loner, her apartment, car and gun feel like real characters in the novels and her car was totalled in the book so I want to know what she replaces it with.
Cover Story: So I usually just post the covers with the letters on them because I think they are simple and I enjoy them. But I also love the original cover for G is for Gumshoe because, like I said, the car has felt like a character in the previous books. Which one do you prefer?
This book counts toward my Library Challenge