"Now if I live longer, you'll grow faster" - Sia, Little Man
The Colorado Kid by Stephen King (Hard Case Crime, 2005). Since I talked Walter Mosley, it's only appropriate I talk Stephen King. The Colorado Kid is more hit than miss. It is a tight, character-rich, crime mystery with no resolution, but satisfying none the less. Not much more to say, really. The lead character, Stephanie, is a fresh-out-of-J-School curious reporter working for a small-time, small-city paper who obviously is on her way to becoming a hard-boiled investigative reporter. She's the kind of character you'd want a good PI show to be based around. The mystery itself is told entirely in conversation between her and her mentors and loses none of it's intrigue because of it. Every time Stephanie asks a question, she's asking the one you want answered and the responses she gets are always worth it.
I think I'm going to try more of the Hard Case Crime series.
Recommended because good Stephen King is good Stephen King.