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By Sue Grafton

ISBN-10: 0312353812

ISBN-13: 9780312353810

A tough-talking former cop, inner most investigator Kinsey Millhone has arrange a modest detective service provider in a quiet nook of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few own possessions and less own attachments, she’s acquired a gentle spot for underdogs and misplaced reasons.  Eight years in the past, Nikki Fife used to be convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and desires Kinsey’s support to discover the genuine killer.  If there is something that makes Kinsey think alive, it truly is taking part in at the area. When her research turns up a moment corpse, extra suspects, and a brand new cause to kill, Kinsey discovers that the sting is closer—and sharper—than she imagined.

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Out of court, he had a reputation as a killer of another kind and the rumor was that he had mended many a broken heart in that difficult period between interlocutory and final decrees. I had found him shrewd, nearly humorless, but exact; an easy man to work for because his instructions were clear and he paid in advance. A lot of people apparently hated him: men for the price he extracted, women for the betrayal of their trust. He was thirty-nine years old when he died. That Nikki was accused, tried, and convicted was just a piece of bad luck.

Kathy glanced over at Gwen and smiled. Gwen laughed. "These two have heard my version about a hundred times," she said by way of explanation. "Neither has ever been married so I tend to play devil's advocate. Anyway, in those days I was the dutiful wife, and I mean I played the part with a dedication few could match. I cooked elegant meals. I made lists. I cleaned the house. I raised the kids. I'm not saying I'm anything unique for that, except that I took it awfully to heart. " She stopped and laughed at the image of herself, pretending to pull a string from her neck.

I have no idea. His ex-wife is here in town. You might check with her if you're curious. " She leaned forward, her manner intense. "Everyone blamed me. Everyone believed I was guilty. And now I take it Con Dolan thinks I killed Libby Glass too. " "Who cares what Dolan thinks? I don't think you did it and I'm the one going to work on this thing. Which reminds me. We ought to get the financial end of it clarified. I charge thirty bucks an hour plus mileage. I'd like to have at least a grand up front.

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