The alphabet series by Sue Grafton is classic in the mystery genre. As you can tell by this wrinkled cover, I picked up this book for fifty cents. I've read from A to T, but could probably start over as I don't remember one plot from another. The key is our heroine, Kinsey Millhone. She's a private investigator with a lack of dating skills. The series is set in the 1980s so there is a lack of instant technology. Kinsey must use library resources and her own crackerjack intuition. No instant Google answers or texting. Her friends include Rosie and Henry - seniors who care for her as much as she helps them.
The plots are seamless, the dialogue witty, and you are entertained from start to finish. If you've never read Ms.Grafton, you are in for a treat. Start with A is for Alibi and look forward to T is for Trespass and beyond.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.