My name is Kinsey Millhone and I'm a private detective. I'm thirty-two years old, and I live and work in Santa Teresa, in southern California. The day before yesterday, I killed someone. I had to do it, but knowing that doesn't make me happy. I'm a nice person. I have a lot of friends. Killing someone has made me feel bad. I've already given a signed statement about the death to the police. I've also written a report for the client that I was working for. But now I want to tell the whole story.