V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
From the Fall 2013 VPL Book Sale.
Read in June 2014.
So like all the notes I jotted down while reading V is for Vengeance were names of characters and their relationships to other characters. I don’t know. I guess I was having trouble keeping track.
Anyway, I guess the mc who is not Kinsey is Nora. In the prologue (1986, because aykb, Kinsey is stuck in the ’80s), Nora’s son is murdered because gambling debts. In the present, which is 1988, her husband is having an affair with his secretary, and Nora starts up an affair with the crime boss (Dante) whose minions killed her son. Awkward.
Dante runs a shoplifting ring. Kinsey is buying underwear when she witnesses one of his minions shoplifting, and then is almost run over by another minion (there are a lot of minions). Then one of the minions turns up dead. Meanwhile… Kinsey’s landlord Henry has to go to Detroit because his 99yo sister broke her leg tripping over a cat, and his brother William convinces Kinsey to attend the “visitation” for the dead minion. Not that he knows the minion, he’s just obsessed with death or something.
Ok, I’m loling at this description, I mean, it’s all kind of ridiculous, but it was an entertaining kind of ridiculous.