I finished “R Is For Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries)” (Sue Grafton) last night. I think I’ve been reading Grafton too long. This is like the five or sixth Grafton book in a row.
R is For Ricochet is a standard Millhone fair. If you’re a fan of Kinsey, you’ll like the book. I’ve been reading Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone detective series for about two years now. If you’ve never read any of the Kinsey Millhone series, you should start with A is For Alibi. After that, whether you go in order or not is up to you. The novels are sequential but the story in each is self-contained. That is, if you started in the middle of the series there would be references that you would not understand but you would always understand the main plot and the majority of the sub-plots in the novel.
In R is For Ricochet Kinsey accepts a job babysitting a newly released convict. As the story plays out it is better to pay attention to the actions and activities of the ex-con rather than Kinsey. The story that unravels is about the ex-con. In the sub-plots, Henry almost finds a girlfriend, Dietz now has competition, not that he’s around to enjoy it and Kinsey gets a decent haircut for, what, the second time in her life?