G Is for Gumshoe

G Is for Gumshoe

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

Book - 2007
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"When Irene Gersh asks PI Kinsey Millhone to locate her elderly mother Agnes, whom she hasn't heard from in six months, it's not exactly the kind of case Kinsey jumps for. But a girl's gotta pay her bills, and this should be easy money—or so she thinks. Kinsey finds Agnes in a hospital. Aside from her occasional memory lapses, the octogenarian seems fine. And frightened. Kinsey doesn't know what to make of Agnes's vague fears and bizarre ramblings, but she's got her own worries. It seems Tyrone Patty, a criminal she helped put behind bars, is looking to make a hit. First, Kinsey's car is run off the road, and then days later, she's almost gunned down, setting in motion a harrowing cat and mouse game…So Kinsey decides to hire a bodyguard. With PI Robert Dietz watching her 24/7, Kinsey is feeling on edge…especially with their growing sexual tension. Then, Agnes dies of an apparent homicide, Kinsey realizes the old lady wasn't so senile after all—and maybe she was trying to tell her something? Now Kinsey's determined to learn the truth…even if it kills her."--
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2007
Edition: St. Martin's paperbacks ed
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780312946203
0312946201
Branch Call Number: PB
GRAFTON S
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 18 cm

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Giddyfeet
Aug 24, 2017

Quick and fun my husband said! (Which is better than slow and unfun!) She's the kind of writer that doesn't get too complicated - but isn't so simple that you want to use the book to wrap up your chewing gum...

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Ubalstecha
Feb 19, 2014

Kinsie Milhone is back! This time she is trying to track down an elderly mother for a concerned daughter. This takes her to a community of vagrants and vagabonds. Kinsey goes further down the rabbit hole as the old woman has links to a long forgotten series of murders.

But while she does this, she finds herself in the crosshairs of a hired killer. Forced to hire a bodyguard, Kinsey chafes at the limiting of her freedom. But this killer is serious about taking Kinsey down. Can she unravel her mystery while keeping herself alive.

Good addition to the series, putting Kinsey in the position of trying to solve a mystery while hamstrung by a minder. No mention of Rosie and minimal Henry are detractors for the long time fans of this series. Tense, quick moving, it is still a good read.

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