Sue Grafton | Critical Review by Harriet Waugh

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SOURCE: Waugh, Harriet. “A Choice of Recent Thrillers.” Spectator 278, no. 8801 (5 April 1997): 38.

In the following review, Waugh admires the sophisticated plot of “M” Is for Malice, but also finds the novel predictable.

[In] Sue Grafton's M Is for Malice Kinsey Millhone, Grafton's sturdy, female private eye is asked to find the black sheep of the Malek family when the estate (a 40-million-dollar company) has to be settled. Guy, the missing member of the family, left home, unmourned, at 16 after countless misdemeanours fuelled by drugs and drink. His three boorish, greedy brothers say he was disinherited by their father, but the will cannot be found. Kinsey tracks down a sweet, born-again hippie looking for love and reconciliation—a trussed lamb for the slaughter. She spends the rest of the novel driven by angry guilt in pursuit of a...

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