Okay, I'm reading X (A Kinsey Millhone Novel) by Sue Grafton. I'm not actually sure why since I've grown tired of Grafton's writing style. Her protagonist never simply "makes coffee." She spends an entire paragraph detailing every moment of the coffee making process. And she goes into this sort of detail again and again for no good reason. The only reason I have for reading this is that once you've read 20+ books of a 26 book series, you kind of feel obligated to read the rest.
Please note: I pulled the blurb from Amazon, but I don't have a clue what book they think they published because I'm pretty far in and nowhere in the story is there any sign of a serial killer.
Sue Grafton’s X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.
Teddy Xankis would have to steal the painting. What other choice did she have? She believed it was a Turner--a possibility she couldn't confirm unless she shipped it tot the Tate in London, where the Turner scholars, Evelyn Joll and Martin Butlin in particular, could make a judgment about its authenticity. Unfortunately, the paining was currently in the basement of the house that was now solely in Ari's name, where it had sat for years, unrecognized and unappreciated. She might have blamed herself for the oversight, but why on earth would anyone expect to find a priceless painting in such homely company.
My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private detective by trade, doing business as Millhone investigations. I'm female, thirty-eight years old, twice divorced, and childless, a status I maintain with rigorous attention to my birth control pills.
Frankly, unless you're a hard core mystery buff, I don't recommend this series.
Please, God, let it be over soon.
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