Title: L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton
Genre: thriller. adventure
Comments: Not one of Grafton's best. Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone ends up on a road trip with a bunch of criminals after an attempt to help a neighbour track down his grandfather's war records takes a bizarre twist. For reasons that are never really explained, Kinsey hops on a plane to follow thieves who have broken into her neighbour's home even though her neighbour is only seeking $450 in funeral benefits from Veteran's Affairs. Turns out grandpa wasn't ever in the army; rather he spent the war years in jail after pulling off a big bank heist, the proceeds of which have never come to light. Now he's dead, his co-conspirators are looking for the cash, gold and jewels. As one review put it, the plot looked like it was that of a bad made-for-television film.