Grafton mystery leads four by women
Sue Grafton is nearing the end of the alphabet, and mysteries are afoot in China, New Jersey, and post-Katrina New Orleans. Reviewer Charles Finch checks in on four talented female authors with new books.
By Sue Grafton
A Marian Wood Book/Putnam, 403 pp.
3 stars out of four
Admit it – you were hoping for Xylophone. But Sue Grafton’s superb and beloved Alphabet Mystery series (A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar…) is above all level-headed, its tough-minded California private eye, Kinsey Millhone, smart and hard to fool, and by book’s end the simple X of its title feels right. In this 24th... read more
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