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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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'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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'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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'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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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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'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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'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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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 >