S is for Silence – Sue Grafton

At last – I spotted the latest instalment in Sue Grafton’s alphabetised crime series featuring Californian Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone.

S is for Silence sees Kinsey sleuthing away from her Santa Theresa base, travelling to the small inland town of Serena Station to investigate the whys and wherefors of the disappearance of good time girl, Violet Sulivan, on 4th July 1953….. Did Violet run off to escape her abusive husband or to be with an unknown lover, or was she killed – and if so, why?

Flashbacks to 1953 provide the background on the community’s characters, motives and events, and the focus is much more on the lives and loves of people other than Kinsey. It’s not that I don’t enjoy following Kinsey’s personal story, but it must be difficult for Sue Grafton to come up with fresh plotlines for our feisty heroine.

Now I only need wait another year or so for T is for …..

Amazon.co.uk link: S is for Silence