V is for Vengeance, by Sue Grafton
I always read the latest Kinsey Millhone book as soon as I can; I think it's a requirement for former Central Coast residents. (Millhone mysteries are set in a pseudonymed Santa Barbara, so sometimes Kinsey visits my hometown of Santa Maria. It's SB's much less posh neighbor.)
I almost didn't stay with this one, though. The first chapter is all about a kid trying to win money at poker, and there is nothing more boring than a game of poker! Luckily the kid gets thrown off a parking garage by page 20, so I kept going. It's a complicated mystery, with mafia guys, rich lawyers, respectable-looking thieves, and all sorts of people. Definitely worth the read.