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By Sue Grafton

He known as himself Alvin Limardo, and the activity he had for Kinsey used to be cut-and-dried: find a child who'd performed him a prefer and cross on a payment for $25,000. It used to be simply later, after he'd stiffed her for her retainer, that Kinsey discovered his identify used to be Daggett. John Daggett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. persistent under the influence of alcohol. And useless. The police officers known as it an accident--death by means of drowning. Kinsey wasn't so sure.

Pulled into the detritus of a useless man's lifestyles, Kinsey quickly realizes that Daggett had lots of enemies. There's the daughter who grew up with a dishonest under the influence of alcohol for a father, and the spouse who's turn into a non secular nut according to an insupportable marriage. There's the girl who concept she used to be Mrs. Daggett--and has the bruises to end up it--only to find the felony Mrs. D. And there are the drug purchasers out $25,000. yet so much of all, there are the households of the 5 humans John Daggett killed, sufferers of his wild, drunken using. The D.A. known as it vehicular manslaughter and positioned him away for 2 years. The households referred to as it homicide and had excellent cause to need John Daggett dead.

Deft, crafty, and smart, this newest Millhone secret additionally confronts a few messy truths, for, as Kinsey herself says, "Some accounts of the human soul are so huge, immense purely lifestyles itself is enough forfeit"--but as she'd be the 1st to confess, homicide isn't really a socially appropriate answer.

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Er schaute hinüber zu einer Vase voll verblühter Blumen, die die Köpfe hängen ließen. Ein Mitarbeiter der Spurensicherung hatte sich gerade darübergebeugt und suchte nach Fingerabdrücken. Der Pfarrer schluckte. « Er musterte Lee. Er wollte wohl sehen, wie der seine Erklärungen aufnahm. Offenbar versuchte Flaherty, seine Unschuld zu beweisen, was allerdings nicht zwingend bedeutete, dass er auch etwas zu verbergen hatte. Lee wusste, dass auch völlig Unschuldige manchmal in Gegenwart der Polizei nervös wurden.

Lee dachte daran, wie die letzten Momente im Leben der jungen Frau abgelaufen sein mussten: Eine Kraft von fünf Kilogramm auf der Kehle führte innerhalb von dreißig Sekunden zur Bewusstlosigkeit und etwa dreizehneinhalb Kilo über vier bis fünf Minuten zum Tod. Ihre Lippen waren blau angelaufen, ebenso wie die porzellangleichen Wangen. Wenigstens hat er ihr Gesicht nicht zerstört. Lee hatte schon oft darüber nachgedacht, wie merkwürdig es war, dass Strangulierte manchmal so friedlich wirkten, als wären alles Leid und aller Schmerz dieser Welt für immer von ihnen abgefallen.

Gut, Ralph«, sagte Butts. »Ich will Sie hier nicht lange festhalten. Fällt Ihnen irgendjemand ein, der Marie etwas hätte antun wollen? « �Also, sie war sehr nett und vertrauensselig. Ich wüsste niemanden, der sie nicht mochte. « Ralph rutschte auf seinem Stuhl nach vorn. »Eine Sache war da …« �Ja? « �Na ja, ich hatte das Gefühl, sie würde sich mit jemandem treffen – mit einem anderen, meine ich. « �Okay. « Ralph sah auf seine Finger, die fest ineinander verschlungen in seinem Schoß lagen. »Nein.

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