Friday, January 18, 2008

Read Lately: T Is For Trespass by Sue Grafton

  • Whenever a new Sue Grafton book shows up, it's like an unexpected holiday has arrived. My mood is automatically brighter and all is right with the world. That all lasts until I finish the book and I have to wait for the next.

  • T Is For Trespass is another exemplary addition to the Kinsey Millhone detective series. A direct decendant of the Philip Marlowes and Lew Archers of earlier decades, Kinsey is the model for the modern detective. Here she squares off against Solana Rojas, a sociopath of such understated depravity that she is far more chilling than the average serial killer that stalks the average thriller.

  • One of the things I love about the series is that Grafton does more than tell a detective story, though she does that well. Her books also bring to life an entire world that has its own motion and is as real as our own. As a reader, you are invited to experience the life of Kinsey Millhone in such detail that it is easy to imagine driving up to Santa Teresa and watching Kinsey jog down the beach in the early morning, home key firmly tied to her shoe.

  • If you are a fan of detective fiction, I can't recommend Sue Grafton's series enough, and this book in particular. Do yourself a favor though, start at A and work forward. It is a literary trip well worth the distance.

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