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Critical Review by Patricia Craig

SOURCE: Craig, Patricia. “Female Virtues.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4777 (21 October 1994): 20.

In the following review, Craig compares Grafton's “K” Is for Killer with Sara Paretsky's Tunnel Vision and Patricia D. Cornwell's The Body Farm.

There is a moment in the latest Sue Grafton novel, K Is for Killer, when the heroine Kinsey Millhone leafs through some back numbers of the magazine Family Circle and finds herself bemused: “To me, it was like reading about life on an alien planet.” What is confronting her, causing distaste and a rueful incomprehension, is a flawless domestic world of beauty aids, floor-cleaners, children and home cooking. Kinsey herself—along with Sara Paretsky's V. I. Warshawski—embodies a kind of female virtue which is at the opposite...

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