by Sue Grafton
The private detective, Kinsey Millhone, is framed for corruption while investigating a potential arson case. But as she meets the family that owns the company, Wood/Warren, she finds that the crime goes deeper than that: a personal vendetta is being aimed at Lance Wood, and the bodies start to pile up. It’s a brisk-paced thriller, and Millhone’s wry commentary from the cynical loner’s point of view propels it along. Fun to read, taut, full of twists and turns, fleshed-out characters, a twist ending, and some good action sequences.