"D" is for Deadbeat - Sue Grafton
He called himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he had for Kinsey was
cut-and-dried: locate a kid who'd done him a favor and pass on a check
for $25,000. It was only later, after he'd stiffed her for her retainer,
that Kinsey found out his name was Daggett. John Daggett. Ex-con.
Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead. The cops called it an
accident―death by drowning. Kinsey wasn't so sure.
Pulled into the
detritus of a dead man's life, Kinsey soon realizes that Daggett had an
awful lot of enemies. There's the daughter who grew up with a cheating
drunk for a father, and the wife who's become a religious nut in
response to an intolerable marriage. There's the lady who thought she
was Mrs. Daggett―and has the bruises to prove it―only to discover the
legal Mrs. D. And there are the drug dealers out $25,000. But most of
all, there are the families of the five people John Daggett killed,
victims of his wild, drunken driving. The D.A. called it vehicular
manslaughter and put him away for two years. The families called it
murder and had very good reason to want John Daggett dead.
Series: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (Book 4)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 2 edition (October 2, 2012)
MY THOUGHTS: Book 4 of the ABC Mysteries by Sue Grafton. Kinsey is looking for a guy that stiffed her for 400. She can't find him that easy, he's gave her a different name, so she starts digging and finally finds him, but she's too late, he's dead. The police are calling it an accidental death, but Kinsey isn't so sure about that. After digging up some info on him, people she has talked to, she's 99% sure it's murder. Now all she has to do is narrow the suspect list down to find the killer. Can she do it? And who wanted Dagget dead? I give this book 5....
This book is for 1 of my reading challenges....
Outdo Yourself Challenge