Review: L is for Lawless

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L is for Lawless Book Review
4 out of 5 stars for L is for Lawless, the 12th book in the “Kinsey Millhone” cozy mystery series written by Sue Grafton in 1994. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as it covered a lot with Henry, Kinsey’s landlord and friend. He asks for her help to find the military records proving a good friend of his was in the service, in order to properly bury him. But this is where it takes a turn… Kinsey goes dark… well sort of… she’s on a trip around the country to find the answers, stuck side by side with some ruthless characters whom she has to pretend to like. Less about murder more about mystery and past background checks, your mind works overtime to try to solve this one. It’s complex but soft at the same time. Kinsey’s personality makes these books…. you always root for her. In this one, she has to take more risks than usual, but it thankfully pays off. A must-read in this series, but there are a lot of those!

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5 thoughts on “Review: L is for Lawless

    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    June 5, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Another good one from Grafton. You’re a tough reviewer, Jay. I would’ve given this one a 4.5, maybe 5. Hmm, not sure if I want to send you a copy of my book(s) or not. 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 5, 2017 at 4:13 PM

      I need to learn more about it. Can you send me the link to it?

      As for being a tough reviewer, I am. I use a 1 to 5 scale, but 5 is really only for something I find perfect or near perfect. So a 4 is a really great book. In a series, especially when there are 20+, it’s hard to keep getting a 4 or higher, as you start having favorites in the series and thus push others down a little.

      That said, I’m much kinder on single books. 🙂

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    bettylouise31 said:
    June 5, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Reblogged this on idahobluebird50 MYSTERIES GALORE AND PHOTOS and commented:
    This is one of my favorite series. I am sorry that the ending is near. Any of the books are excellent reading in order is always a good thing with any series. The books can be read as stand-a- lines as each mystery is complete.

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