Search Results: "Sue Grafton"


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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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'T' IS FOR TRESPASS by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"Each of Kinsey's cases stretches the private-eye formula in new ways. Her 20th, which reads like vintage Ruth Rendell, will bring shivers to every reader with an aged parent—or a young child."
Kinsey Millhone's 20th case, which pits her against a creepy pair of abusers who don't know of each other's existence, is one of her finest. Read full book review >

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W IS FOR WASTED by Sue Grafton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"As she approaches the end of the alphabet, Kinsey waxes ever more reflective and philosophical."
Kinsey Millhone finds yet another way to be connected to a sudden death: as the victim's executor and sole heir. 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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'P' IS FOR PERIL by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2001

"After twenty years updating the private-eye tradition, Grafton shows she can spin a classic yarn with all the breadth of her masters, and a sharper eye for detail than any of them."
Nine weeks after Dr. Dowan Purcell left the Pacific Meadows medical facility he administered, then vanished along with his passport and $30,000, his ex-wife Fiona, disgusted alike at the Santa Teresa Police Department's lack of progress on the case and the lackadaisical attitude of Dow's current wife, ex-stripper Crystal, calls in Kinsey Millhone. 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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'O' IS FOR OUTLAW by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Fans hungry for details of Kinsey Millhone's well-guarded past will give thanks for Teddy Rich, the storage-locker scavenger who's come up with a box of old documents about herself that he's willing to sell for $30 (Kinsey gets him to take $20). Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 1998 by Sue Grafton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1998

"Not the comprehensive yearbook of the genre German produces, but this year, at least, a more rewarding collection of stories."
Series editor Otto Penzler, who picked the 50 stories from which Grafton culled the 20 in this volume, has ranged far afield in search of what Grafton aptly calls crime stories, and the rewards are substantial. Read full book review >

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'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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'Q' IS FOR QUARRY by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Despite a bumper crop of Q's, the late-arriving whodunit is tangled and routine, and Kinsey's latest inconclusive flirtation with her own past—the owner of Grayson Quarry turns out to be the grandmother she's never spoken to—awaits resolution, perhaps in R Is for Relatives."
Back in 1969, Det. Stacey Oliphant of the county sheriff's office and Lt. Read full book review >

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'I' IS FOR INNOCENT by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1992

"Rack up another winner for Grafton."
California's formidable p.i. 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 >