Review

O Is for Outlaw

by Sue Grafton

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From "A" through "N," Sue Grafton parcels out dribs and drabs of
Kinsey Millhone's past.  The aunt who raised her after
her parents were killed in an auto accident, some long lost
cousins, her vanished second husband --- all have entered the
storyline to flesh out our heroine and draw her fans into another
absorbing mystery.  

About her brief, failed first marriage we've been kept in the dark,
until now.  In "O" IS FOR OUTLAW, Kinsey finds herself
confronting her past and defending her future when a scavenger
offers to sell her a box of memorabilia which includes documents in
her name, retrieved from an abandoned storage
locker.  Her curiosity gets the better of her and she is
confronted with once laid-to-rest ghosts and former colleagues as
she attempts to sort out the mess her ex-cop and ex-husband Mickey
McGruder has once again gotten himself into.  It's not a
pleasant stroll down memory lane as Kinsey becomes a major suspect
in a shooting that has left Mickey in a coma with the trail of
evidence leading directly to her.  

We're treated to a grand new array of characters and for those who
were disappointed by the absence of the ubiquitous little black
dress in "N" IS FOR NOOSE, Kinsey finds several occasions to don
something fancier than her favorite turtleneck and jeans as she
visits old pals who have climbed the ladder of success since her
days as a cop.  

"O" IS FOR OUTLAW, number 15 in the alphabet series, romps along at
a goodly pace as Kinsey comes to terms with some rough patches out
of her past. She finds she may have misjudged her first husband on
one very important count, but discovers that her instincts still
were not wrong when she walked.  Grafton provides several
interesting twists and turns along the way, and "O" may stand out
as one of the better recent books in the popular
series.  

Reviewed by Roz Shea on January 22, 2011

O Is for Outlaw
by Sue Grafton

  • Publication Date: January 2, 2001
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery
  • Mass Market Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN-10: 0449003787
  • ISBN-13: 9780449003787