4 out of 5 stars to S is for Silence, the 19th book in the “Kinsey Millhone” mystery series, written in 2005 by Sue Grafton. This is a top-notch installment in the series, proving why Grafton is so good at inventing characters who stick with you and never get boring. Kinsey takes on another case that she believes will be simple, against her better judgment. She hates delving into crimes that are over 30 years old, but she needs the money. And as she slowly weeds her way thru the drama, she finds the victim was indeed murdered, and there are quite a number of suspects. The mystery is strong. The ability to research history and find people who may know something is great. Relying on the mind of someone who wasn’t very old at the time her mother disappeared makes this even harder, but also better. Grafton’s style often seems effortless. Not quite as funny as Evanovich, not quite as hardcore as Paretsky, not as simple as other cozy mysteries, this is a balance of all the series with popular female lead / detective types. I’m almost caught up on reviews and looking forward to picking up V is for Vengeance this summer.
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