By Sue Grafton
Beverly Danziger gave the look of a dear, rigorously wrapped package deal from an outstanding yet conservative store. in basic terms her compulsive chatter hinted on the anxiousness underneath her cool floor. It was once a anxiousness out of all share to the matter she positioned sooner than Kinsey Millhone. there has been an absent sister. A will to be settled--a topic of just a couple of thousand funds. Mrs. Danziger didn't glance as though she wanted a couple of thousand money. and he or she didn't appear like anyone eager for a kin reunion.
Still, company used to be gradual, or even a personal investigator has money owed to pay. Millhone took the activity. It appeared routine.
Elaine Boldt's wrappings have been a great deal flashier than her sister's, yet they signaled a similar factor: the woman had cash. A wealthy widow in her early forties, she owned a house in Boca Raton and one other in Santa Teresa. in line with the executive of the California construction, she was once final noticeable draped in her $12,000 lynx coat heading for Boca Raton. in keeping with the chief of the Florida development, she by no means bought there. yet another person had and he or she used to be camping illegally in Mrs. Boldt's house. The activity used to be starting to look a piece much less routine.
It grew to become difficult whilst Beverly Danziger ordered Millhone to drop the case and it took on an ominous caliber while Aubrey Danziger surfaced, making every kind of untamed accusations approximately his spouse. however it merely turned sinister whilst Millhone realized that simply days earlier than Elaine Boldt went lacking, her next-door neighbor and bridge associate have been murdered and the killer was once nonetheless at large.
A residence destroyed through arson. A brutally murdered a lady. A lacking lynx coat. An residence burgled of worthless papers, one other ransacked in a melée of senseless destruction. And extra homicide. As Millhone digs deeper into the case, she unearths herself in a nightmarish corridor of mirrors during which fact is distorted by means of phantasm and nothing--except danger--is particularly what it sort of feels.
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