Addicted: G is For Grafton
Sue Grafton's Alphabet Mysteries ("A is for Alibi", etc.) are really awfully good. I'm addicted now. Very fun and lots of interesting tales about the wonderfully plucky private investigator, Kinsey Millhone (spelling?) who lives in Santa Teresa (think Santa Barbara). She's smart, frugal, independent, brave, adventurous, unpredictable and can't resist a few sexy, kind cops.