I love Kinsey Milhone and one of the things I love about this book is not only is there a very interesting puzzle to solve, but we get a glimpse of all the details it takes for the detective to solve them. I like seeing the mundane little efforts she makes because so often we're just told answers without knowing how they were obtained. This book is very satisfying.
Kinsey takes on a missing persons case which looks pretty straight-forward but of course, nothing is as easy as it seems. Kinsey ends up having to take several trips to Boca Raton, FL where she meets a very interesting old lady who wants to help her with her investigation. Along with the characters she meets in Santa Teresa, Kinsey always has quite a cast of minor characters. Another win for Sue Grafton.
Anthony Award winner in 1986