Picks and Pans Review: Private Eyes in Paper

updated 07/22/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/22/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>G IS FOR GUMSHOE KINSEY MILLHONE, Sue Grafton's SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-BASED FEMALE SLEUTH, seeks a missing old lady while trying to avoid a paid assassin. (Fawcett)

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS Easy Rawlins, a black Army vet reluctantly turned detective, debuts in Walter Mosley's jazzy, Chandler-esque plot that centers on a nervy, beautiful ingenue. (Pocket)

BLOSSOM Only the title is flowery as Andrew Vachss's brutal antihero Burke turns up to introduce justice to a sex-obsessed sniper with a thing for teenagers. (Ivy)

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