Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series is light, fun reading. The lead character is Kinsey Milhone, a private eye, and a very unconventional, unpretentious female operating in a male dominated field. Each book is a letter in the alphabet such A is for Alibi.
had to put this in; - the first ''grown up'' book i read at 14 from the genre i like to call 'best sellers'. my guilty pleasure is to read one of these occassionally. everyone should get to enjoy a good trashy novel once a week or so.