"D" Is for Deadbeat

"D" Is for Deadbeat

Book - 2005
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When Alvin Limardo walks into P.I. Kinsey Millhone's office, she smells bad news. He wants Kinsey to deliver $25,000. The recipient: A fifteen-year-old boy. It's a simple matter. So simple that Kinsey wonders why he doesn't deliver the money himself. She's almost certain something is off. But with rent due, Kinsey accepts Limardo's retainer against her better judgment... When Limardo's check bounces, Kinsey discovers she's been had big time. Alvin Limardo is really John Daggett--an ex-con with a drinking problem, two wives to boot, and a slew of people who would like to see him dead. Now Kinsey is out four hundred dollars and in hot pursuit of Daggett. When Daggett's corpse shows up floating in the Santa Teresa surf, the cops rule the death an accident. Kinsey thinks it's murder. But seeking justice for a man who everyone seemed to despise is going to be a lot tougher than she bargained for--and what awaits her at the end of the road is much more disturbing than she could've ever imagined...
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005, c1987.
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Paperbacks ed.
ISBN: 9780312939021
9780805002485
0805002480
9780553271638
0553271636
0312939027
Call Number: GRAFTON
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women private investigators -- California -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction

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