This is the third or fourth time I've read this book. If you haven't and you love mystery, pick up any of Grafton's novels. She's one of the best and one of the central mystery novelists of our time. She is one of the last of the classic mystery novelists and her books are genius. I love them. And frankly, I think I like the side characters more than Kinsey. She's great, but the ongoing soap opera of her elderly landlord's life is fascinating.