MELANCHOLY BABY (Private Investigator-Boston/NY-Cont) – VG
Robert B. Parker – 4th in series
Putnam, 2004 – Hardcover
Private Investigator Sunny Randall is hired by troubled college student Sarah Markham to prove that she’s adopted in spite of her parents saying she’s not. At the same time, Sunny is trying to figure out why she is unable to live with anyone.
I love Parker. He creates strong, ethical yet human characters, excellent dialogue, strong sense of place, and very good mysteries. Sunny is tough, but loves her dad and her dog, knows when she needs backup and is true to those around her. This is a great series.