"Ms. Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years--until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy--her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters, as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment....
A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful: A good mystery, and well-written, November 27, 2002 Reviewer: A reader from Hoboken, NJ United States A good story, and a lasting character in Kinsey Millhone. I think I liked this story because the first person female narrative is so refreshingly different than my regular staples -- Clancy, Demille, Leonard, Crichton, John D. MacDonald...Although I should say that I have some pretty wide-ranging tastes in reading, and I doubt fellow members of the Clancy/DeMille fan club would be engaged by Kinsey's stories. The perspective tends to have a very 'Lifetime Television' feel to it, and that's not for everybody.