I love Sue Grafton's books. This new book is OK but not quite up to the level of her mysteries. Sue gave an accounting of her childhood and how it affected her emotional and social development as well as that of her main character Kinsey Milhone. It does account for many aspeccts of Kinsey's life as basically a self sufficient survivor and I suspect this accounts for her profession of private investigator and as such she is reliable, dependable and does what she must to take care of herself and resolve whatever case she's taken on!
How Sue's mother's and father's adjustment to life and the problems it presented to them affected how their daughters and how they later dealt with their own lives.
Judy Kaye IS Kinsey Milhone!!
The main character Mme Karitska is a bit unusual, but very likeable. I enjoyed her method of approaching a problem and the humanness she exhibited in helping others resolve their problems.
Would like to see more books about Mme Karitska.
Rabin Gamaliel is my favorite character along with Lucas the physician. Lucas seems to be a prod when Gamaliel hits a stump in his investigation. Gamaliel's honesty and his need to not vilify anyone till he has all his facts in tact is something we could use today.
Yes. I often listen to it. I'm interested in the Navajo and Zuni cultures. I just wish there were other Tony Hillerman books available with Audible.
No. I haven't listened to any other performances of Michael Ansara.
I read the book years ago and was most taken with Don Isidro, the vampire. I'm not a vampire lover in terms of books. However Don Isidro had some of the human characteristics he had in life such as honesty. He was, however a bit of a snob at times, having been born into Spanish aristicracy 300 or so years prior to the events in this book. I also like Professor James Asher even though he seemed to be a bit old for having been a spy. All in all, this was a good book. It kept my attention throughout.
The plot was hard to follow. Sometimes some of the characters seemed to be in the past, at other times, they seemed to be in the present. I couldn't always tell if the bad guy was a mental case or where in time he was supposed to be. Conversations between characters sometimes seemed out of place and time. I finally got tired of trying to follow the plot and the bad guy and just gave up. The original plot was good, but there was too many threads weaving in and out of time and I got lost trying to follow thru with the author's intent.
I hope not, unless some of the book is re-written or edited and easier to follow.
Harry Bosch is an unusual character with an unusual life. Yet one feels a close affinity with him because of his 'morality' and why he continues to work in his chosen profession as a dectective inspite of the setbacks and curveballs live has thrown him. Len Cariou brings Harry Bosch alive in a most special way. I enjoy his narration and hope he continues for Harry Harry Bosch inovels in the future.
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