So here we are with the eleventh book in the Kinsey Millhone mysteries, K is for Killer. In it, a mother, distraught over her daughter’s death and the lack of any resolution into the cause hires Kinsey to investigate. Was her daughter murdered or was there someother cause? If murdered, who could have done it? And in what type of illicit behavior did her daughter partake?
While all these questions create the basis of a good story, this one seemed to drag a bit. Furthermore, K is for Killer almost feels autonomous from the previous books, not as connected to the series. For example, I lept into this story because I was intrigued by Kinsey’s family surfacing in the past book, J is for Judgement, yet there was absolutely no mention of them here. And again, I don’t recall any major parts by any other previous characters (e.g., Rosie). There are other assorted characters, almost more than usual, introduced here – the victim’s family, landlord and wife, employees, friends, etc., but none that are intriguing or propel me to keep reading. There’s also some steroptypical mafiosa types thrown in which play a role, but yet, it felt as if they were introduced only to provide some sort of resolution later.
Anyway, this one almost made me give up on series but teaser, I percerviered to the next book and enjoyed it more.