P is for Peril by Sue Grafton

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The middle of a (proposed) 26 book series isn’t the place to look for innovative fiction, or anything other than more of the same. So I wasn’t particularly disappointed to find Kinsey Millhone on much the same form as ever. Nothing fabulous but a reasonable mystery for the most part and pretty much what I expected.

The thing that seemed odd: The only distinguishing factor between these books is their titles – why not have someone actually *in peril* in this one? If there was, it went over my head.

Also the ending seemed a bit unplanned, rushed, as if the author suddenly realised 5 pages from the end that having given the most likely party a get out clause meant that someone else needed to be implicated.

I’ll probably go back for Q at some point anyway. (I know, not exactly a ringing endorsement!)

More information about this book can be found on goodreads.

Read on October 20, 2007


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