Friday, January 9, 2009

T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton

T is for Trespass. This is the latest Sue Grafton novel about female-sleuth Kinsey Millhone. I've read all the books in the alphabet mystery series. I didn't like the "S" book too much, but I will have to read it again someday to see if I like it better.

Kinsey is a former cop turned private investigator living in California. She is 37 years old in this book. She loves to eat McDonald's quarter-pounders with cheese but decides that she should try to cut back on them out of concern for her health. She does what some of us do, and that is to cheat on our daily servings of fruits and vegetables. She counts french fries as a vegetable, and also thinks that a bread and butter pickle could be classified as a vegetable. Gotta love her!

This book starts out with Kinsey's cranky elderly neighbor, Gus Vronsky falling and having to go to the hospital. His home is a total mess and his doctor feels that Gus can no longer take care of himself. Gus' only living relative, a great niece from out east, wants to hire a private-duty companion/nurse to help take care of Gus. So she places a classified ad in the local paper.

We will see who turns up to take care of Gus. Early chapters indicate it's a woman who steals another woman's identity.