Sue Grafton books are always interesting - having worked her way from A to, now, V, she has done a great job of developing her protagonist,
The plots - well, some grab me more than others. But I have to say having read some but not all of this series that she's definitely
gotten better as an author fleshing our characters more, having plots that are full of more depth and interesting details.
There's at least two types of the vengence from the title going on, possibly more.
As the book starts Kinsey catches a lady shoplifting fancy clothing. She realizes there'a second person involved but the second person
gets away. The first is arrested and then either is killed or kills herself depending on who you believe. What transpires is the two are
part of a much larger scheme and are affiliated with a shady character named Dante. This book becomes more of a thriller than I remember
some of Grafton's books being, or at least it is for the last 100 pages or so. The first half is more of what I remember - lots of talkingand frustration from Kinsey as, for example, she is hired by the boyfriend of the woman who died, who is convinced she is innocent of
doing anything more than maybe a small shoplifting incident, certainly not part of a larger criminal enterprises. But Kinsey's investigations
overturn other rocks and you know what happens then? That's right - mayhem ensues.
While Grafton's books sometimes disappoint me in not having the depth of, say, Laura Lippman's recent books maybe it's unfair to complain
about what they are not and I should instead just focus on what they are - interesting books that entertain and intrigue and at times fun.
If you're a Grafton fan I think you're going to really like this one. If not it's not a bad one to give a try anyway. And meanwhile we'll all wait to see both what titles she can come up with x (xenopohiba? xylophone) and Z (z is for zoology?)