Search Results: "Sue Grafton"


BOOK REVIEW

'G' IS FOR GUMSHOE by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1990

"The story is complex; the body-count high; the sexual encounters feverish; and the villains chilling—in another can't-put-it-down outing for this talented author."
There's a contract out on the life of Kinsey Millhone, Santa Teresa's tough-tender ex-cop private eye ("A "Is For Alibi, etc.). Read full book review >

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'S' IS FOR SILENCE by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2005

"Score another triumph for Kinsey. Grafton brings every corner of Serena Station, past and present, more deeply alive than your own hometown."
Kinsey Millhone (R Is for Ricochet, 2004, etc.) is pulled into the ancient case of the bad-girl wife and mother who ran off without her man and without a trace. Read full book review >

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'B' IS FOR BURGLAR by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 1985

"Unflagging suspense, a plot that convinces, crisp pacing, and characters that vibrate with life leave the reader anticipating the remainder of the alphabet."
A nifty second outing for feisty Kinsey Millhone, ex-cop, twice divorced California private eye ("A" Is for Alibi, 1982). Read full book review >

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'J' IS FOR JUDGMENT by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1993

"Solidly readable but minus the compelling edge of Grafton's best."
Private investigator Kinsey Millhone, the author's tough, tenacious, California-based heroine, has taken on a freelance job for her ex-employer, California Fidelity Insurance. Read full book review >

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X by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Grafton's endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series (W Is for Wasted, 2013, etc.), graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre."
What does X stand for? Xanakis, XLNT, maybe even Father Xavier, all features of Kinsey Millhone's dense, meaty 24th case. Read full book review >

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'K' IS FOR KILLER by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1994

"Plotting here is animated, though not always cohesive or convincing, and Grafton's lively prose propels the reader through the murky patches in a flawed but mostly engrossing story."
Spunky, ever more introspective Santa Teresa, California, PI Kinsey Millhone ("A" Is for Alibi, 1982; etc.) has been hired to investigate the 10-month-old murder of Lorna Kepler, found two weeks after she died in her isolated cabin. Read full book review >

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'L' IS FOR LAWLESS by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 4, 1995

"Minor work for Kinsey ('K'' is for Killer, 1994, etc.), who appears in just about every role imaginablecheerleader, traffic cop, accessory after the fact to the felonious hunters of Johnny Lee's treasure. She's everything, in fact, except a detective."
Just a few days before she's to be a bridesmaid at her ancient landlord Henry Pitts's Thanksgiving wedding, Kinsey Millhone agrees to help her late neighbor John Lee's family recover enough money from the Veteran's Administration to pay for his burial, and it's all downhill from there for Kinsey's bridesmaid's plans. Read full book review >

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'H' IS FOR HOMICIDE by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 1991

"First-class work from an author whose range grows steadily deeper and richer."
Kinsey Millhone, twice-divorced ex-cop, ever dauntless, ever vulnerable ("A" is for Alibi, etc.), now investigating claims for California Fidelity, is assigned a seemingly routine claim from the files of deceased co-worker Parnell Perkins—robbed and shot dead. Read full book review >

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KINSEY AND ME by Sue Grafton
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Though the collection is less revealing about Kinsey than her novels are, it offers a rare sustained glimpse inside Grafton—and a fine way to pass the time until W is for Whatever."
The collected short cases of Kinsey Millhone, plus a substantial bonus that wasn't included when the stories were originally published in a limited edition in 1991. Read full book review >

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'A' IS FOR ALIBI by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 1982

"Agreeable heroine (only her running is a bore), fine dialogue, a great eye for people and places—so we're looking forward to 'B' through 'Z,' especially if Grafton can tighten up her plotting."
A shakily plotted but otherwise terrific start for a new detective series—with Kinsey Millhone, twice-divorced California private eye, as the enormously engaging narrator. Read full book review >

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Y IS FOR YESTERDAY by Sue Grafton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Any time spent with Grafton's inimitable shamus is one of the highlights of the year, but her 25th case drags on forever before ending with a whimper. Fans won't mind as they cheer the series on to Z Is for Zany, or whatever the endlessly resourceful author has in mind."
The release of a 24-year-old who's aged out of his juvenile conviction for murdering one of his schoolmates reopens old wounds for everyone concerned and brings Santa Teresa private eye Kinsey Millhone (X, 2015, etc.) to the case. Read full book review >

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'N' IS FOR NOOSE by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Grafton's probing group portrait of Nota Lake starts slowly, but her patient revelations of the complicated relationships Tom Newquist left behind make this her best work since 'K' Is for Killer (1994)."
In the weeks before a heart attack killed him, Tom Newquist, a sheriff's investigator in Nota Lake, Cal., was tormented by something he couldn't share with his wife. Read full book review >