E is for evidence by Sue Grafton is the most complex of her novels in the alphabet series thus far. Someone is framing Kinsey for a recent crime but the current case actually has ties to older shenanigans as well.
The plots of Sue Grafton novels get better with each novel. Not only is the current crime complex, but it is linked to an older death originally deemed a suicide but turns out to be foul play. As the story unfolds, the twists and turns really give this plot enormous depth. It truly is a wild ride!
Kinsey as a character continues to develop and shows new levels of her savvy and cleverness. She is tough and when the going gets tough she persists even more than usual. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters of all time.
One of the best aspects of this particular novel is the development of a character who Kinsey usually doesn’t get along with. Darcy works at the insurance company and she is almost the exact opposite of Kinsey. However, for this case, they team up and work to solve the crime together. Their relationship develops into something positive and I am sure that we will see more of them in upcoming novels. They have a great dynamic and it is fun to see Kinsey expanding beyond just herself especially when in need.
Recommended?: For mystery novel fans and of course fans of Sue Grafton. This novel stands well on its own but as always with her series, it is better read within the set.
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