"L" Is for Lawless

"L" Is for Lawless

Paperback - 1996
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"THIS IS ONE OF GRAFTON'S MOST FUN-TO-READ BOOKS. . . . One of [Kinsey Millhone's] wildest adventures yet."
--San Francisco Examiner
When Kinsey Millhone agrees to do a favor for Henry Pitts, her lovable octogenarian landlord, she literally gets taken for the ride of her life. The family of a recently deceased WWII veteran wants her to find out why the military has no record of his service. All Kinsey has to do, she thinks, is cut through some government red tape. But when the dead man's house is ransacked and his old army buddy is beaten up, she quickly realizes he was not all he seemed. Before long Kinsey is trailing crooks halfway across the country, impersonating a hotel maid, tangling with a baseball bat-wielding grandmother, and running from one very dangerous character. With her money almost gone and her nerves frayed, Kinsey's got to solve a decades-old crime and make it back home in time for Henry's wedding . . . if she can make it back at all. . . .
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Crest, 1996, c1995.
ISBN: 9780449221495
Characteristics: 322 pages ;,18 cm.


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Jul 04, 2019

A plus.

Mar 07, 2019

Okay story, not much of a case or mystery.
Henry asks Kinsey to help some neighbours file a benefits claim for a deceased vet…seems simple enough.
Kinsey tries to help out, and gets sucked into the mystery…was the vet really a vet? Who keeps breaking into his old apartment? Why was he so paranoid in life? Why is she helping people she doesn't really like? It's fun watching her incrementally get sucked in more and more, so natural. And then she's off toDallas, following a man and woman who robbed the apartment.
The story reads more like a treasure hunt than a mystery or a case. It's not terrible, but it's not really a mystery, and most of the main characters lie every time they open their mouth, with none of the stories being particularly interesting.
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

Nov 10, 2018

This book seemed to have ended rather abruptly. The author just briefly covered several things, which all could have used more explanation to sort of "wind up the loose ends." Maybe she will explain more in her next novel. The story itself was good.

Jul 24, 2011

"L" Is for Lawless ---- by Sue Grafton c - 1995 ---- A good read that is hard to put down. ----
Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

hermlou Nov 29, 2010

A friend of Kinsey's landlord died, and Kinsey is asked to help find his veteran's papers so that he can have a military burial. She begins a search which takes her to a hotel in Dallas, where she tries to find the mysterious duffel bag filled with money. Humour and danger are mixed in this adventure. It's not as good as her best, but it is still entertaining.

Mar 24, 2010

The book didn't pick up until about mid way through. Didn't like the ending too much. I'm going to try reading another one from the series and see how it goes.

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