By Sue Grafton

Even supposing enterprise has been gradual in recent years for P.I. Kinsey Millhone, she's reluctant to tackle the case of finding Beverly Danziger's sister Elaine Boldt. it is a small topic that Beverly might be capable of deal with herself. So why is she enlisting Kinsey's providers? Beverly claims she wishes Elaine's signature on a few files in order that she will acquire a small inheritance. however the entire affair does not sit down good with Kinsey. And if there is something she's realized in her line of labor, it really is to regularly keep on with your instincts… Kinsey's droop proves actual while she starts her inquiries into Elaine's whereabouts and discovers that the horny widow was once final noticeable in a flashy lynx coat boarding a airplane for Boca Raton. however the extra Kinsey searches for Elaine the extra questions she encounters. Is Elaine's disappearance tied in to the brutal homicide numerous months in the past of 1 of her bridge companions? And what occurred to Elaine's Persian cat who turns out to have additionally vanished?Things take a flip for the more severe while a stranger vandalizes the house of 1 of Elaine's buddies and one other neighbor turns up murdered. together with her attractiveness and profession at the line, Kinsey dangers all to discover a lacking lady and a killer who is ready within the shadows to strike back…

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Not much of a view for a condominium that I estimated must have cost Elaine more than a hundred thousand dollars. I shrugged to myself and went into the kitchen. The counters and appliances gleamed. The floor had apparently been washed and waxed. The cupboards were neatly stacked with canned goods, including some 9-Lives Beef and Liver Platter. The refrigerator was empty, except for the usual door full of olives and pickles and mustards and jams. The electric stove had been unplugged, the cord dangling across the clockface, which read 8:20.

She knew Leonard and Marty were in financial straits, but she'd wear the coat over there to play bridge. " "Yes, indeed. " "Wow," I said. "Oh, it's beautiful. " "I can't say that I do. " "I really didn't pay much attention at the time, but she usually called City Cab or Green Stripe, sometimes Tip Top, though she didn't like them much. I wish I could be more help. " "That's what I want to know," I said. I gave Tillie what I hoped was a reassuring smile, but I was feeling uneasy. I went back to the office and did a quick calculation of the expenses I'd run up so far; maybe seventy-five bucks for the time spent with Tillie and the time going through Elaine's apartment, plus the time in the library and on the telephone and the long-distance charges.

She's sublet, she said. " I gave him my name again and my office number in case he wanted to get in touch. It was not a satisfactory conversation. Pat Usher seemed to be the only link to Elaine Boldt's whereabouts and I thought it essential to talk to her as soon as possible. I put in another call to Elaine's Florida number, letting it ring until I got annoyed with the sound. Nothing. If Pat Usher was still in the apartment, she was resolutely refusing to answer the phone. I checked the list I'd made of neighboring apartments and tried the telephone number of a Robert Perreti, who apparently lived right next door.

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