By Sue Grafton
"SMART AND SASSY" (New York Times) P.I. Kinsey Millhone is at it back in another exciting event from the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Sue Grafton
Tom Newquist has died. A detective within the Nota Lake sheriff's place of work, Tom was once difficult, sincere, and revered by means of all. He used to be additionally a heavy drinker and a workaholic, a lot to his spouse Selma's misery. And now that Tom is long past, Selma can not help yet ask yourself what it fairly was once that was once troubling him….
What made Tom so stressed over the past six weeks of his lifestyles? Why used to be he up all evening and brooding all day lengthy? What―or who―was on the middle of his darkish moods? With the coroner's document in hand, Selma makes a decision to enlist the aid of Kinsey Millhone to discover the reality approximately what occurred to her husband.
But the citizens of Nota Lake continue their secrets and techniques close―and their enemies nearer. And the deeper Kinsey's research is going, the nearer she involves confronting the main risky final result of all: the truth…
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