By Sue Grafton
A tough-talking former cop, inner most investigator Kinsey Millhone has arrange a modest detective supplier in a quiet nook of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few own possessions and less own attachments, she’s acquired a gentle spot for underdogs and misplaced factors. Eight years in the past, Nikki Fife used to be convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and wishes Kinsey’s aid to discover the genuine killer. If there is something that makes Kinsey consider alive, it is taking part in at the aspect. When her research turns up a moment corpse, extra suspects, and a brand new cause to kill, Kinsey discovers that the sting is closer—and sharper—than she imagined.
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I can leave those with you if you like. " We shook hands. Hers was cool and slight but her grip was strong. "Call me Nikki. " "I'll be in touch," I said. I had to go take some photographs of a crack in a sidewalk for an insurance claim and I left the office shortly after she did, taking my VW out the freeway. I like my cars cramped and this one was filled with files and law books, a briefcase where I keep my little automatic, cardboard boxes, and a case of motor oil given to me by a client. He'd been cheated by two con artists who had "allowed" him to invest two grand in their oil company.
I'm sure they both had a lot of feelings that were never resolved. Diane went straight into therapy. " She paused a moment. " "Oh no, I appreciate your candor," I said. " "Greg's living south of Palm Springs. Salton Sea. " "Well, he doesn't have to do anything. Laurence did provide for them financially. " "What about Diane? " "She's in Claremont, going to school. Working on another degree. She's interested in teaching deaf children and she seems to do very well. " "Wait a minute. I don't understand what you mean," I said.
There's a sort of egotism attached to being a mistress, I suppose. " "Look, they needed a conviction. I was it," she said with the first sign of energy. "I've just spent the last eight years with killers of one kind or another and believe me, the motive isn't apathy. You kill people you hate or you kill in rage or you kill to get even, but you don't kill someone you're indifferent to. By the time Laurence died, I didn't give a damn about him. I fell out of love with him the first time I found out about the other women.
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