C is For Corpse by Sue GraftonAdult Murder Mystery
Kinsey Milhone's third case is 23-year old Bobby, a young man she meets working out and has tremendous respect for. He is obviously in great physical pain and recovering from a disfiguring accident, yet works through his pain. Milhone is impressed and strikes up a friendship with the boy.
Bobby explains that he has amnesia and can't recall much of what led up to the accident, but he feels as if maybe it weren't an accident at all. Was it an attempted murder or is Bobby still suffering some lingering mental affects? Or, was Bobby right and a target for that someone to try and strike again? Kinsey takes his case, more out of respect and growing romantic feelings for him as opposed to any real thought she might try and solve a case.
Except that just what she has to do-solve a murder.
Kinsey is a different egg and takes some getting used to. She isn't your typical PI or even your typical woman. However, her obvious charms are growing on me and I look forward to each new letter of the alphabet. I very much like this series and like that you can read them out of order. The focus is on the crime and not so much on a continuing storyline involving the detective--a nice change of pace.