Kinsey Millhone, P.I. is a 32-year-old, twice-divorced ex-cop with an irreverent, wise-cracking style reminiscent of Philip Marlowe - and a great pair of legs - who piles her trade in the small Southern Californian town of Santa Theresa.
Make no mistake about it, Kinsey Millhone is one tough cookie. When a routine insurance claim shes investigating turns into non-routine trouble - someone has put $5,000 in her usually not-too-flush checking account and made it look like shes on the take - Kinsey sets out to discover who has set her up and why.
The trail of evidence leads to the wealthy Wood family, which includes the three quirky sisters Olive, Ash, and Ebony. But shes not counting on the involvement of her long-departed ex-husband #2, whos gorgeous, seductive and also a junkie. And shes certainly not counting on murder . . .When Kinsey is accused of being on the take, she has everything to lose—her license, her livelihood, and her good name. And so, being her own client, she sets out to unravel the frame-up—and discovers that her future is tied to an explosive secret a family has protected for years!