"L" Is for Lawless

"L" Is for Lawless

Large Print - 1996 | Large print ed.
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Get ready for one of Kinsey Millhone's "wildest adventures yet" ("San Francisco Examiner") from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sue Grafton
L is for LIES...
When Kinsey Millhone's landlord asks her to help deceased World War II vet Johnnie Lee's family find out why the military has no record of his service, she thinks it'll be a cinch. But she is about to meet her match in world-class prevaricators who take her for the ride of her life.
L is for LARCENY...
When Lee's apartment in burgled and a man named Ray Rawson, who claims to be an old friend of Lee's, is beaten up, Kinsey soon finds herself on the trail of a pregnant woman with a duffel bag. Soon the intrepid P.I. is following leads halfway across the country and encountering another man from Lee's past--a vengeful psychopath.
"L is for LAWLESS
"Stalked by a new enemy and increasingly suspicious of Rawson--not to mention running out of time and money--now Kinsey must steer a collision course to solve a decades-old mystery that some would like better left unsolved....

Publisher: Anstey, [England] : Thorpe, 1996, c1995.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780708989173
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 24 cm.


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Mar 07, 2019

Okay story, not much of a case or mystery.
Henry asks Kinsey to help some neighbours file a benefits claim for a deceased vet…seems simple enough.
Kinsey tries to help out, and gets sucked into the mystery…was the vet really a vet? Who keeps breaking into his old apartment? Why was he so paranoid in life? Why is she helping people she doesn't really like? It's fun watching her incrementally get sucked in more and more, so natural. And then she's off toDallas, following a man and woman who robbed the apartment.
The story reads more like a treasure hunt than a mystery or a case. It's not terrible, but it's not really a mystery, and most of the main characters lie every time they open their mouth, with none of the stories being particularly interesting.
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

Nov 10, 2018

This book seemed to have ended rather abruptly. The author just briefly covered several things, which all could have used more explanation to sort of "wind up the loose ends." Maybe she will explain more in her next novel. The story itself was good.

Jul 24, 2011

"L" Is for Lawless ---- by Sue Grafton c - 1995 ---- A good read that is hard to put down. ----
Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

hermlou Nov 29, 2010

A friend of Kinsey's landlord died, and Kinsey is asked to help find his veteran's papers so that he can have a military burial. She begins a search which takes her to a hotel in Dallas, where she tries to find the mysterious duffel bag filled with money. Humour and danger are mixed in this adventure. It's not as good as her best, but it is still entertaining.

Mar 24, 2010

The book didn't pick up until about mid way through. Didn't like the ending too much. I'm going to try reading another one from the series and see how it goes.

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