By Sue Grafton
It was once the foolish season and a Monday at that, and Kinsey Millhone was once slowed down in a initial record on a hearth declare. anything was once nagging at her, yet she couldn't pin it. the very last thing she wanted within the morning mail used to be a letter from her financial institution recording an inaccurate $5,000 deposit in her account. Kinsey had by no means believed in Santa Claus and she or he wasn't approximately to alter her brain now. Resigning herself to a morning of frustration, she phoned the financial institution and, assaulted by way of canned carols, waited on carry for an officer to resolve the snafu.
It was once with whatever under Christmas cheer that Kinsey confronted off basically mins later with California Fidelity's Mac Voorhies. Voorhies was once shrewdpermanent, humorless, stingy with compliment, and absolutely reasonable. He used to be frowning now.
"I bought a cell name this morning." he acknowledged, his frown deepening. "Somebody says you're at the take."
Suddenly the $5,000 deposit clicked into position. It wasn't a mistake. It was once a setup.
"E" is for facts: proof planted, facts misplaced. "E" is for ex-lovers and evasions, enemies and endings. For Kinsey, "E" is for every thing she stands to lose if she can't exonerate herself: her license, her livelihood, her reliable identify. And so she takes on a brand new consumer: specifically, Kinsey Millhone, thirty-two and twice-divorced, ex-cop and wisecracking loner, a California deepest investigator with a penchant for misplaced causes--one of which, it truly is to be was hoping, isn't herself.
As Kinsey starts to solve the frame-up, she unearths that her destiny is in detail tied to at least one family's previous and to the explosive mystery it has secure for nearly two decades. Digging deeper, she discovers that probing the previous may have deadly results as she follows a path of homicide that results in her personal entrance door. And in what might be her so much demanding case, Kinsey comes up opposed to the truth that occasionally, "E" is ceaselessly.
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Er ging sogar davon aus, dass sich niemand vorstellen konnte, wer diesem armen Mädchen etwas zuleide tun wollte – abgesehen von ihrem Mörder natürlich. Ein Schauer lief ihm über den Rücken, als das Team von der Gerichtsmedizin Marie in einen glänzenden schwarzen Plastiksack steckte. Marie. Er zwang sich, in Gedanken ihren Namen zu wiederholen, sie als echten Menschen zu sehen, nicht einfach als ›das Opfer‹, wie Detectives das oft taten. Sie als Menschen zu betrachten machte die Sache emotionaler, motivierte ihn aber gleichzeitig auch.
Lee schaute dem leuchtend orangefarbenen Stachelhaar hinterher, als es den Gang hinunter verschwand. Dann sah er wieder zu Nelson, der in seinem Schreibtisch wühlte – vermutlich auf der Suche nach Zigaretten. Er schien sich nie merken zu können, in welcher Schublade er sie aufbewahrte. Lee war immer etwas verwundert gewesen über das Interesse, das der gefeierte Professor Nelson ihm entgegenbrachte, ein Interesse, das mit seinem ersten Tag in Nelsons Grundkurs Kriminalpsychologie begann. Nelsons Unterrichtsstil war ein Spiegel seiner Persönlichkeit.
Nicht einmal eine Frau hätte die beiden entzweien können. �Weißt du«, sagte Chuck, »vielleicht hätte ich dich bei dieser Sache nicht hinzuziehen sollen. «, fiel Lee ihm ins Wort. « �Nein, das meine ich nicht. Ich dachte nur, wegen …« Chuck verstummte, wollte die Worte nicht aussprechen. Er kam sich wie ein Feigling vor. « Vor fünf Jahren war Lee Campbells jüngere Schwester spurlos aus ihrer Wohnung in Greenwich Village verschwunden, und mit einem Schlag hatte sich alles geändert. Lee war ein anderer Mensch geworden.