"D is for Deadbeat" has more flaws than previous Kinsey installments, and sometimes the detective's motives make little sense. But the book is pleasurable reading, and the thrill of the chase overwhelms any flaws in the plot.
After his death, John's estranged, successful daughter Barbara Daggett requests Kinsey to pursue the situation. Both women don't believe his death was an accident, especially now that Kinsey has learned more about his past--that he had just been released from prison for doing a few months' time for vehicular manslaughter, which killed the above-mentioned teen's family. Now Kinsey must sort through a handful of possible suspects who were all too happy Daggett passed away, including one of his wives (Lovella Daggett) and one of Tony Gahan's guardians (Ramona Westfall).
I thought "'D' is for Deadbeat" was a really good mystery, even though I had guessed the killer about halfway into it. I doubt most people will guess him/her right away, though; it is a bit of an unexpected twist.
Like a lot of Grafton's books, there's always a sudden, wild ending, and this one is no exception. So, if you're a Sue Grafton fan, then I'd certainly recommend this book.
They Detective is very trustworthy as a character. The end though, was the only part that failed me, It dragged a bit.
She seemed to show more tear at the death of the convicts than of the kid.