#TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for X by Sue Grafton #kinseymillhone #alphabetseries #mystery

 

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The fact I am reading X shows I have stuck with this series and it’s main character, Kinsey Millhone, and am therefore a fan. While it clearly goes against all the forces in the universe to not start at the beginning of a series, I suppose, if you absolutely had to, you could read these in any order, but why would you?

In X we find Kinsey in something of a dry spell workwise so she gets involved with helping a friend prepare for an IRS audit. She also gets a call from a potential new client who had been recommended by a friend.

However, as always with these mysteries nothing is ever as straight forward as it first appears.

The majority of the book covers the investigative process and there is little action but the writing is concise and I’ve always liked Kinsey’s voice. She’s no nonsense and resourceful.

There is the continuing background home life too (a strong reason for starting from the beginning of the series) and with the current drought conditions in Saint Teresa, Henry, Kinsey’s landlord, and friend, is making every effort to conserve water. New neighbours have moved in who soon enlist Henry’s help with every little thing they need but Kinsey is not so easy to persuade and soon discovers there is more to Edna and Joseph than they all realised.

A well known series this is an obvious one to recommend but despite what I said above I’d advise you to start at the beginning, A is for Alibi. Sadly, I only have Y to go and how I wish that wasn’t the case.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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