Search Results: "Sue Grafton"


BOOK REVIEW

'M' IS FOR MALICE by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Polished, heartfelt work from Grafton ('L' is for Lawless, 1995, etc.), though you wouldn't give the antique plot the time of day if it weren't for Kinsey."
If only Bader Malek, head of Santa Teresa's Malek Construction, had held onto his last will—the one disinheriting his wayward son Guy in favor of his three brothers who dutifully stayed the course at their father's house—the surviving Maleks wouldn't have to hire Kinsey Millhone to dig up the brother they wish would just stay lost, or at least sign a quitclaim to his $5 million share of the estate. Read full book review >

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'F' IS FOR FUGITIVE by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 1989

"Intriguing plot; swift pace; convincing, mostly repellent characters; seedy, small-town ambience; and a heroine who has mellowed just a little make this another winner for Grafton."
Gutsy California p.i. 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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'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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'D' IS FOR DEADBEAT by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1987

"Solid plot with a sometimes poignant undercurrent; a brisk pace; and people and places infused with vivid reality—Grafton gets better all the time."
Kinsey Millhone, the author's gritty, appealing P.I., based in California's Santa Teresa ("C" is for Corpse), is hired by shabby alcoholic ex-con John Daggett to deliver a cashier's check for $25,000 to one Tony Gahan, address unknown. 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 >

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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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'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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

'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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'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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'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 >