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This is the seventh adventure for Kinsey Milhone and in this one she is the target who needs the help of a bodyguard.
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Receiving a call on her 33rd birthday from a fellow private investigator, she learns that she is the target of Tyrone Patty, a killer she helped track down. He suggests she might think about getting a body guard. But Kinsey feels she has better things to do with her money and decides to tackle her next case.
This case is one of tracking down her client's mother who lives on the edge of the Mojave Desert and is rather eccentric.
But before she can even start the case, she is run off the road by a red pick up truck, wrecking her 1968 VW and landing her in the local hospital.
Maybe a body guard is a good idea after all. Enter Robert Dietz, a burnt out detective in his late 40's, with bad knees. Not only is he her body guard but he becomes her lover and this is something that Kinsey was not planning on at all.
The review of this Book prepared by Joan Sellarole

In this tale of Kinsey Millhone, she celebrates her thirty-third birthday as only she can. Kinsey moves back into her renovated apartment, gets hired to find an elderly lady supposedly living in the Mojave Desert by herself, and makes the top of triggerman Tyrone Patty's hit list. As much as she hates to admit it, Kinsey realizes she's going to need help fending off a hit man and she hires a bofyguard: Robert Dietz, a Porsche-driving P.I. who takes his job very seriously. With Dietz watching her for the merest sign of her usual recklessness, Kinsey plunges into a case that will lead her into a gruesome truth about a long buried betrayal.
The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

Kinsey Millhone is having fun on May 5th. It's her birthday, she gets a new client and she makes a hit list! Persauded by a friend, she hires Robert Dietz, a tough bodyguard whom she likes and is attracted to. But can she take someone bossing her around for long?
The review of this Book prepared by Megan

"G" is for Gumshoe , opens with private investigator Kinsey celebrating her thirty-third birthday. She is enjoying the move back into her newly re-constructed apartment. She has just accepted an assignment from a Mrs. Clyde Gersh to find Mrs. Gersh's missing mother. She also learns she has become the object of a "hit". Find out how these events intertwine for a very surprising outcome.

The review of this Book prepared by Norma Mueller

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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