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Sue Grafton - Author

About the Author

Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. She’s an international bestseller with a readership in the millions. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents. In 2008 she was awarded the prestigious CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award.

 

Maxim Jakubowski's view on KINSEY MILLHONE...

Sue Grafton’s feisty California investigator first appeared in 1982’s A IS FOR ALIBI and has rushed through the alphabet ever since, detecting evil and becoming everybody’s favourite, with a gallery of recurring minor characters that is a sheer delight. She is now sadly approaching the end of her run, with T IS FOR TRESPASS, her latest adventure. Nobody does it better. American crime at its classiest.

 

Kinsey Millhone series:
1. A is for Alibi
2. B Is for Burglar
3. C Is for Corpse
4. D Is for Deadbeat
5. E Is for Evidence
6. F Is for Fugitive
7. G Is for Gumshoe
8. H Is for Homicide
9. I Is for Innocent
10. J Is for Judgement
11. K Is for Killer
12. L Is for Lawless
13. M Is for Malice
14. N Is for Noose
15. O Is for Outlaw
16. P Is for Peril
17. Q Is For Quarry
18. R Is for Ricochet
19. S Is for Silence
20. T Is for Trespass
21. U Is for Undertow

Featured books by Sue Grafton

W is for Wasted

W is for Wasted

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Two dead men changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange links begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey finds the key to his identity ...In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised ...

W is for Wasted

W is for Wasted

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange links begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey finds the key to his identity ...In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised ...

Other books by Sue Grafton

Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Y is for Yesterday is the twenty-fifth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns in evidence for the state and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents - until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find . . .

Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Y is for Yesterday is the twenty-fifth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns in evidence for the state and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents - until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find . . .

Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Y is for Yesterday is the twenty-fifth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns in evidence for the state and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents - until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find . . .

Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2017

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone confronts her darkest and most disturbing case in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Sue Grafton.In 1979, four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmateand film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state's evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parentsuntil a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find...

Y is for Yesterday

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Y is for Yesterday is the twenty-fifth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns in evidence for the state and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents - until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That's when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he's not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find . . .

X

X

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

X is the New York Times number 1 bestseller and thrilling, twenty-fourth book in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series from Sue Grafton. In hindsight, I marvel at how clueless I was . . . What I ask myself even now is whether I should have picked up the truth any faster than I did, which is to say not fast enough . . . When a glamorous red head wishes to locate the son she put up for adoption thirty-two years ago, it seems like an easy two hundred bucks for private investigator Kinsey Millhone. But when a cop tells her she was paid with marked bills, and Kinsey's client is nowhere to be found, it becomes apparent this mystery woman has something to hide. Riled, Kinsey won't stop until she's found out who fooled her and why. Meanwhile, the widow of the recently murdered P. I. - and Kinsey's old friend - Pete Wolinsky, needs help with her IRS audit. This seemingly innocuous task takes a treacherous turn when Kinsey finds a coded list amongst her friend's files. It soon leads her to an unhinged man with a catalogue of ruined lives left in his wake. And despite the devastation, there isn't a single conviction to his name. It seems this sociopath knows exactly how to cause chaos without leaving a trace. As Kinsey delves deeper into the investigation she quickly becomes the next target of this tormentor. But can Kinsey prove her case against him before she becomes the next victim?

X

X

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

X is the New York Times number 1 bestseller and thrilling, twenty-fourth book in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series from Sue Grafton. In hindsight, I marvel at how clueless I was . . . What I ask myself even now is whether I should have picked up the truth any faster than I did, which is to say not fast enough . . . When a glamorous red head wishes to locate the son she put up for adoption thirty-two years ago, it seems like an easy two hundred bucks for private investigator Kinsey Millhone. But when a cop tells her she was paid with marked bills, and Kinsey's client is nowhere to be found, it becomes apparent this mystery woman has something to hide. Riled, Kinsey won't stop until she's found out who fooled her and why. Meanwhile, the widow of the recently murdered P. I. - and Kinsey's old friend - Pete Wolinsky, needs help with her IRS audit. This seemingly innocuous task takes a treacherous turn when Kinsey finds a coded list amongst her friend's files. It soon leads her to an unhinged man with a catalogue of ruined lives left in his wake. And despite the devastation, there isn't a single conviction to his name. It seems this sociopath knows exactly how to cause chaos without leaving a trace. As Kinsey delves deeper into the investigation she quickly becomes the next target of this tormentor. But can Kinsey prove her case against him before she becomes the next victim?

X

X

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2015

Of #1 New York Timesbestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, ';Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters.' With only two letters left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment.X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss.X: The shortest entry in Webster's Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: think xylophone.X: The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet.Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

W is for Wasted

W is for Wasted

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Two dead men changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange links begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey finds the key to his identity ...In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised ...

Kinsey and Me Stories

Kinsey and Me Stories

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed, bonded, insured; white, female, age thirty-two, unmarried, and physically fit. That Monday morning, I was sitting in my office with my feet up, wondering what life would bring, when a woman walked in and tossed a photograph on my desk. 'Somebody killed my husband.' Published thirty one years after A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton's Kinsey and Me, is her first compendium of short stories. It features nine Kinsey Millhone short stories, each a gem of detection, as well as autobiographical pieces written in the decade after Grafton's mother died. Together, they show just how much Kinsey Millhone is a distillation of her creator's past, even as they reveal a child who, free of parental discipline, read everything and roamed everywhere. But the dark side of such freedom was that very parental distance . . . This dazzling and often moving collection displays the depth and range of Grafton's writing and reminds us of her unique talent as a storyteller.

W is For Wasted

W is For Wasted

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2013

Of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone series, NPR said, ';Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters.'Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue.The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes.But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. ';And just like that,' she says, ';the lid to Pandora's box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself.'In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised.W is for . . . wanderer . . . worthless . . . wronged . . .W is for wasted.

Kinsey and Me

Kinsey and Me

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Sue, a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Sue has given us stories that reveal Kinsey's origins and Sue's past.';I've come to believe that Grafton is not only the most talented woman writing crime fiction today but also that, regardless of gender, her Millhone books are among the five or six best series any American has ever written.'Patrick Anderson, The Washington PostKinsey and Me has two parts: The nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), each a gem of detection; and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton's mother died. Together, they show just how much of Kinsey is a distillation of her creator's past even as they reveal a child who, free of parental interventions, read everything and roamed everywhere. But the dark side of such freedom was that very parental distance.The same feisty voice and witty apercus readers fell in love with in A Is for Alibi permeate the Kinsey stories. Those in the And Me section trace a remarkable voyage, from anger to understanding, from pain to forgiveness. They take us into a troubled family, dysfunctional as most families are, each in their own way, but Grafton's telling is sensitive, delicate, and ultimately, loving. Enriching the way we see Kinsey and know Sue, these stories are deeply affecting.

I is for Innocent

I is for Innocent

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

I is for Innocent is the ninth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. I feel compelled to report that at the moment of death, my entire life did not pass before my eyes in a flash . . . What I experienced was a little voice piping up in an outraged tone: Oh come on. You're not serious. This is really it? It was a Monday early in December when Kinsey Millhone first got involved in the Isabelle Barney murder case. She was out of work. Attorney Lonnie Klingman's usual private investigator had just dropped dead of a heart attack. Kinsey was more than happy to oblige. The trouble started on the very first day of the investigation. Either Kinsey's predecessor was incompetent - or someone had been getting away with murder. And next time it might turn out to be hers . . .

S is for Silence

S is for Silence

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

S is for Silence is the nineteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. Just after Independence Day in July 1953 Violet Sullivan, a local good time girl living in Serena Station Southern California, drives off in her brand new Chevy and is never seen again. Left behind is her young daughter, Daisy, and Violet's impetuous husband, Foley, who had been persuaded to buy his errant wife the car only days before . . . Now, thirty-five years later, Daisy wants closure. Reluctant to open such an old cold case Kinsey Millhone agrees to spend five days investigating, believing at first that Violet simply moved on to pastures new. But very soon it becomes clear that a lot of people shared a past with Violet, a past that some are still desperate to keep hidden. And in a town as close-knit as Serena there aren't many places to hide when things turn vicious . . .

U is for Undertow

U is for Undertow

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

U is for Undertow is the twenty-first in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. In 1960s Santa Teresa, California, a child is kidnapped and never returned . . . When the case is reopened after twenty years, a man - Michael Sutton - contacts private detective Kinsey Millhone for help. He claims to have recalled a strange and disturbing memory which just might provide the key to the mystery. He may have stumbled across the kidnappers burying Mary Claire Fitzhugh's body . . . But Michael's account is indistinct - he was only six years old at the time of the kidnapping; and even members of his family try to discredit his evidence. But Kinsey is certain there is something vital within Michael's recollections. And even when what is eventually unearthed isn't what anyone expected, she can't quite let go of the case. As Kinsey gradually brings to light the stories of the protagonists involved in the tragedy, from Country Club parents to their free-living, hippy children, the truth finally begins to emerge. And while stepping back into the past, Kinsey discovers more about her own history too . . .

Kinsey Millhone: First Three Novels

Kinsey Millhone: First Three Novels

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2012

The first three novels in Sue Grafton's bestselling Kinsey Millhone private investigator crime series: A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar and C is for Corpse. A is for Alibi: When Laurence Fife was murdered, few cared. A slick divorce attorney with a reputation for ruthlessness, Fife was also rumoured to be a slippery ladies' man. Plenty of people in the picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa had reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access and opportunity, Nikki was their number one suspect. The Jury thought so too. Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her husband. But the trail has gone cold and there is a chilling twist even Kinsey didn't expect . . . B is for Burglar: There was nothing about Beverly Danziger to cause Kinsey concern. She was looking for her sister. There was a will to be settled. She paid up front. And if it seemed a lot of money for a routine job, Kinsey wasn't going to argue. She kicked herself later for the things she didn't see - Beverly Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars and she didn't seem like someone longing for a family reunion. But just as Kinsey begins to suspect foul play and start asking questions, Beverly Danziger pulls her off the case and fires her . . . C is for Corpse: Kinsey met Bobby Callahan in the gym on Monday morning. His story was hard to credit: a murderous assault by a tailgating car on a lonely rural road, a roadside smash into a canyon 400 feet below, his Porsche a ruin, his best friend dead, and his memory severely impaired. He was convinced someone was trying to kill him. By Thursday, he was dead. But Kinsey wasn't going back on a deal. She had been hired to prevent a murder. Now she was looking for the murderer . . .

Q is for Quarry

Q is for Quarry

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Q is for Quarry is the seventeenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton and is based on a true crime. She was a 'Jane Doe', an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California's Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriff's Department, but the detectives had little to go on, and after months of investigation, the murder remained unsolved. That was eighteen years ago. Now the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case . . . and they turn to Kinsey Millhone to help them find closure. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer. Based on an unsolved homicide that occurred in 1969, Q is for Quarry and Grafton's interest in the case have renewed police efforts. The body has been exhumed, and a facial reconstruction made that appears in the last pages of the novel. It is hoped that the photograph will trigger memories that may lead to a positive identification.

M is for Malice

M is for Malice

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

M is for Malice is the thirteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. 'M' is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California. 'M' is for Malek family: four sons now nearing middle age who stand to inherit a fortune - four men with very different temperaments and needs, linked only by blood and money. Eighteen years ago, one of them - angry, troubled and in trouble - went missing. 'M' is for Millhone, now hired to trace that missing black sheep brother. And, in brutal consequence, 'M' is for murder . . .

P is for Peril

P is for Peril

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

P is for Peril is the sixteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. It is now nine weeks since Dr Dowan Purcell vanished without trace. The sixty-nine-year-old doctor had said goodnight to his colleagues at the Pacific Meadows nursing home, had climbed into his car and driven away - never to be seen again. His embittered first wife Fiona is convinced he is still alive. His second wife, Crystal - a former stripper forty years his junior - is just as sure he is dead. Enter private investigator Kinsey Malone, hired by Fiona to find out just what has happened to the man they loved. Enter also Tommy Hevener, an attractive flame-haired twenty-something who has set his romantic sights on Kinsey. And Tommy is a man with a very interesting past . . .

O is for Outlaw

O is for Outlaw

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

O is for Outlaw is the fifteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. First there was a phone call from a stranger, then a letter showed up fourteen years after it was sent. That's how I learned I'd made a serious error in judgement and ended up risking my life . . .' The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. Last weekend he bought a stack. They had stuff in them - Kinsey stuff. For thirty bucks, he'll sell her the lot. Kinsey's never been one for personal possessions, but curiosity wins out and she hands over a twenty (she may be curious but she loves a bargain). What she finds amid childhood memorabilia is an old undelivered letter. It will force her to re-examine her beliefs about the break-up of her first marriage, about the honour of her first husband, about an old unsolved murder. And it will put her life in the gravest peril.

N is for Noose

N is for Noose

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2012

N is for Noose is the fourteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. Sometimes I think about how odd it would be to catch a glimpse of the future, a quick view of events lying in store for us. Some moments we saw would make no sense at all and some, I suspect, would frighten us beyond our endurance . . . Early spring in the Sierra Nevada, bringing the usual driving sleet and snow. Private investigator Kinsey Millhone is on her way west when she detours into Nota Lake (pop. 2356) to check out a new client. And encounters a chill she can scarcely believe. Only six weeks have passed since sheriff's detective Tom Newquist died of a heart attack. His widow is sure he was keeping secrets from her just before he died - and she hires Kinsey to find out exactly what. But all Kinsey can uncover is that Newquist led an exemplary life, so what could he possibly have to conceal? And why has the town, to the last threatening redneck, closed ranks on her? Kinsey's on the point of giving up. Until she discovers a chilling new clue: a childish drawing of a thick length of rope - fashioned into a hangman's noose . . .

K is for Killer

K is for Killer

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

K is for Killer is the eleventh in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. Lorna Kepler was beautiful and wilful, a loner who couldn't resist flirting with danger. She has also been found dead in mysterious circumstances and her death pulls Kinsey Millhone into a netherworld of deception, betrayal and unavenged murder . . .

L is for Lawless

L is for Lawless

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

L is for Lawless is the twelfth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. It was the week before Thanksgiving when Kinsey Millhone first heard the sad story of the late Johnny Lee, the World War II fighter pilot of whom, rather mysteriously, the military authorities have no record. His family are concerned - perhaps Kinsey could make a few calls, straighten things out? Then Johnny's apartment is ransacked. In the debris a hidden safe is uncovered - and in that safe is a mysterious key marked LAWLESS. That night Kinsey's on a plane to Dallas, at the start of a thrilling rollercoaster ride through Texas and Kentucky on the trail of long-buried treasure. Unfortunately there's a fire-raising psychopath on her tail . . . And she's going to be late for a very important wedding . . .

J is for Judgement

J is for Judgement

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

J is for Judgement is the tenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. On the face of it, you wouldn't think there was any connection between the murder of a dead man and the events that changed my perceptions about my life... For Kinsey Millhone, the investigation started with a surprise visit from an ex-colleague at California Fidelity - the company that had fired her nine months previously. Fives hours later she was on a plane to Mexico, hot on the trial of a suicide who'd allegedly just come back to life. After a five year wait, Wendell Jaffe's widow had finally succeeded in having the real estate swindler declared dead, collecting half a million dollars for her pains. Now it looks like a 'pseudocide' - and Kinsey's ready to risk everything to get to the truth . . .

V is for Vengeance

V is for Vengeance

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

V is for Vengeance is the twenty-second in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. Las Vegas, 1986. A young college graduate is murdered when he is unable to pay back a loan funded by notorious criminal Lorenzo Dante. Two years later private investigator Kinsey Millhone finds herself assisting to apprehend a shoplifter - Audrey Vance - in a shopping centre. Events take a much darker turn when Audrey's body is discovered beneath the Cold Spring Bridge, a local suicide spot. Unable to believe she took her own life, Audrey's fiance Marvin Striker hires Kinsey to investigate. It soon emerges that the shoplifter had become caught up in a much larger operation. Meanwhile Lorenzo Dante has begun to grow weary of his life in organized crime and frustrated with his violent and impulsive younger brother Cappi. While the police net begins to close in on him, Dante meets the beautiful Nora, who exerts a powerful pull over the gangster. As Kinsey's enquiries reach a dramatic head, it becomes clear that she and Dante have one thing in common - they must be careful who they trust . . .

C is for Corpse

C is for Corpse

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel, C is for Corpse is the third in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a licensed private investigator . . . thirty-two, twice divorced. I like being alone and I suspect that my independence suits me better than it should . . . Kinsey met Bobby Callahan in the gym on Monday morning. His story was hard to credit: a murderous assault by a tailgating car on a lonely rural road, a roadside smash into a canyon 400 feet below, his Porsche a ruin, his best friend dead, and his memory severely impaired. He was convinced someone was trying to kill him. By Thursday, he was dead. But Kinsey wasn't going back on a deal. She had been hired to prevent a murder. Now she was looking for the murderer . . .

G is for Gumshoe

G is for Gumshoe

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

G is for Gumshoe is the seventh in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. For the record, the name is Kinsey Millhone. Private investigator. One hundred and eighteen pounds of female in a five-foot six-inch frame. Just turned thirty-three (after what seemed like an interminable twelve months of being thirty-two) . . . Three things happened on May 5, the day everyone sang `Happy Birthday' to Kinsey Millhone. The repairs were completed on her apartment, and she moved back in. She was hired by Mrs Clyde Gersh to bring her mother back from the Mojave Desert. And lastly, a real surprise. The news that she'd made one of the top slots on Tyrone Patty's hit list . . .

B is for Burglar

B is for Burglar

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2012

Winner of the first Anthony Award for Best Novel, B is for Burglar is the second in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. Female, age thirty-two, self-employed and wiser than she used to be. For Kinsey Millhone, private investigator, only one thing stays the same. When a client sits down in the chair across the desk, she never knows what's going to happen next . . . There was nothing about Beverly Danziger to cause Kinsey concern. She was looking for her sister. There was a will to be settled. She paid up front. And if it seemed a lot of money for a routine job, Kinsey wasn't going to argue. She kicked herself later for the things she didn't see - Beverly Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars and she didn't seem like someone longing for a family reunion. But just as Kinsey begins to suspect foul play and start asking questions, Beverly Danziger pulls her off the case and fires her . . .

E is for Evidence

E is for Evidence

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2012

E is for Evidence is the fifth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I cherish my unmarried state. I'm female, twice divorced, no kids and no close family ties. I'm perfectly content to do what I do . . . It was two days after Christmas when Kinsey Millhone received the bank slip showing a credit for five thousand dollars. The account number was correct but Kinsey hadn't made the deposit. Then came the phone call and suddenly everything became clear. The frame-up was working and Kinsey was trapped . . .

D is for Deadbeat A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

D is for Deadbeat A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

D is for Deadbeat is the fourth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator . . . female, single and self-employed, with a constitutional inability to work for anyone else. I'm a purist when it comes to justice, but I'll lie at the drop of a hat. Inconsistency has never troubled me . . . It was late October, the day before Halloween. He introduced himself as Alvin Limardo. The job he hired Kinsey to do seemed easy enough . . . until his cheque bounced. His real name was Dagett. John Dagett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead. The cops called it an accident - death by drowning. Kinsey wasn't so sure. The man, it seemed, had a lot of enemies . . .

H is for Homicide

H is for Homicide

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

H is for Homicide is the eighth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. It was one of those occasions when I suddenly realised how happy I was. I was female, single, with money in my pocket . . . I had nobody to answer to and no ties to speak of. As usual I'd forgotten how surges of goodwill merely presage bad news. After a three-week-long investigation, Kinsey couldn't wait to get home. What she needed most was a few quiet days by herself - but two things happened to change all her plans. First she ran into a murder case. Then Kinsey met Bibianna Diaz, and before the night was over they were sharing a prison cell . . .

F is for Fugitive

F is for Fugitive

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

F is for Fugitive is the sixth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm thirty-two years old, twice married, no kids, currently unattached and likely to remain so given my disposition, which is cautious at best . . . Seventeen years had passed since Jean Timberlake's body had been found at the foot of the sea wall. At the time, Bailey Fowler, an ex-boyfriend of hers, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Now he'd changed his tune. Kinsey Millhone is called in to solve the case - then she stumbles on the dark secrets of a family's buried past . . .

Grafton A, B, & C Set

Grafton A, B, & C Set

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2010

READ THE BLOCKBUSTERS THAT STARTED IT ALL! Take it from the top in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thrillers that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone-and a hot new attitude-to crime fiction... A IS FOR ALIBI A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she's got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. If there's one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it's playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer-and sharper-than she imagined.B IS FOR BURGLAR Although business has been slow lately for P.I. Kinsey Millhone, she's reluctant to take on the case of locating Beverly Danziger's sister Elaine Boldt. It's a small matter that Beverly should be able to handle herself. So why is she enlisting Kinsey's services? Beverly claims she needs Elaine's signature on some documents so that she can collect a small inheritance. But the whole affair doesn't sit well with Kinsey. And if there's something she's learned in her line of work, it's to always follow your instincts... Things take a turn for the worse when a stranger vandalizes the home of one of Elaine's neighbors and another neighbor turns up murdered. With her reputation and career on the line, Kinsey risks all to find a missing woman and a killer who's waiting in the shadows to strike again... C IS FOR CORPSEHow do you go about solving an attempted murder when the victim has lost a good part of his memory? It's one of Kinsey's toughest cases yet, but she never backs down from a challenge. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The crash left Bobby with a clouded memory. But he can't shake the feeling it was no random accident and that he's still in danger... As Kinsey digs deeper into her investigation, she discovers Bobby had a secret worth killing for-and unearthing that secret could send Kinsey to her own early death..."e;A"e; Is for Alibi"e;B"e; Is for Burglar"e;C"e; Is for Corpse"e;D"e; Is for Deadbeat"e;E"e; Is for Evidence"e;F"e; Is for Fugitive"e;G"e; Is for Gumshoe"e;H"e; Is for Homicide"e;I"e; Is for Innocent"e;J"e; Is for Judgment"e;K"e; Is for Killer"e;L"e; is for Lawless"e;M"e; Is for Malice"e;N"e; Is for Noose"e;O"e; Is for Outlaw"e;P"e; Is for Peril "e;Q"e; Is for Quarry"e;R"e; Is for Ricochet "e;S"e; Is for Silence "e;T"e; Is for Trespass"e;U"e; Is for Undertow "e;V"e; Is for Vengeance "e;W"e; Is for Wasted "e;X"e;

U is for Undertow

U is for Undertow

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2009

It's April 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's thirty-eighth birthday, and she's alone in her office catching up on paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. Michael Sutton is twenty-seven, an unemployed college dropout. More than two decades ago, a four-year-old girl disappeared, and a recent newspaper story about her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial and could identify the killers if he saw them again. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the grave and finding the men. It's way more than a long shot, but he's persistent and willing to pay cash up front. Reluctantly, Kinsey agrees to give him one day of her time.But it isn't long before she discovers Sutton has an uneasy relationship with the truth. In essence, he's the boy who cried wolf. Is his story true, or simply one more in a long line of fabrications?Moving effortlessly between the 1980s and the 1960s, and changing points of view as Kinsey pursues witnesses whose accounts often clash. Gradually, listeners come to see how everything connects in this twisting, complex, surprise-filled thriller. And as always, at the beating heart of her fiction is Kinsey Millhone, a sharp-tongued, observant loner who never forgets that under the thin veneer of civility is a roiling dark side to the soul.

N Is For Noose

N Is For Noose

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2008

4 cassettes / 4 hoursRead by Judy KayeThere are few writers able to sustain the solid mixture of detection, narrative energy and cultural observations that one finds in Grafton. -- Washington Post Book WorldIn N is for Noose, Kinsey Millhone is about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career as she becomes the target, and an entire town seems in for the kill.When Tom Newquist, a tough, honest, and respected detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office died suddenly, the townsfolk were not surprised: Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much, and exercised too little.That, plus an appetite for junk food made him a poster boy for an American Heart Association campaign.Newquist's widow didn't doubt the coroner's report.But Selma couldn't accept not knowing what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life -- and the only way she'd get closure was if she found out what it was that had made him prowl restlessly at night, that had him brooding constantly.Kinsey should have dumped the case.It was vague and hopeless -- like looking for a needle in a haystack.instead, she set up shop in Nota Lake, where she found that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood.Very likely, her own.N is for Noose is also available Unabridged from Random House AudioBooks.

M Is For Malice

M Is For Malice

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/09/2008

4 cassettes / 4 hoursRead by Judy KayeThere are few writers able to sustain the solid mixture of detection, narrative energy and cultural observations that one finds in Grafton. -- Washington Post Book WorldM is for money.Lots of it.M is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California construction, one of the few still in family hands.M is for the Malek family: four sons now nearing middle age who stand to inherit a fortune - four men with very different outlooks, temperaments, and needs, linked only by blood and money.Eighteen years ago, one of them - angry, troubled, and in trouble - went missing.M is for Millhone, hired to trace that missing black sheep brother.M is for memories, none of them happy.The bitter memoirs of an embattled family.This prodigal son will find no welcome at his family's table.M is for malice.And in brutal consequence, M is for murder, the all-too-common outcome of familiar hatreds.M is for malice . . . and malice kills.

T Is For Trespass

T Is For Trespass

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2007

In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Graftons T IS FOR TRESPASS is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the perspective of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing listeners to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private caregiving jobs. The true horror of this novel builds with excruciating tension as the listener foresees the awfulness that lies ahead. The wrenching suspense lies in whether Kinsey Millhone will realize what is happening in time to intervene.T IS FOR TRESPASS dealing with issues of identity theft, elder abuse, betrayal of trust, and the breakdown in the institutions charged with caring for the weak and the dependenttargets an all-too-real rip in the social fabric. Grafton takes us into far darker territory than she has ever traversed, leaving us with a true sense of the horror embedded in the seeming ordinariness of the world we think we know. The result is terrifying.From the Compact Disc edition.

P Is For Peril

P Is For Peril

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

Dr. Dowan Purcell had been missing for nine weeks when Kinsey got a call asking her to take on the case. A specialist in geriatric medicine, Purcell was a prominent member of the Santa Theresa medical community, and the police had done a thorough job. Purcell had no known enemies and seemed content with his life. At the time of his disappearance, he was running a nursing care facility where both the staff and the patients loved him. He adored his second wife, Crystal, and doted on their two-year-old son.It wasnt Crystal who called Kinsey. It was Purcells ex-wife, Fiona. Everything about their meeting made Kinsey uneasy. Fionas manner was high-handed and her expectations unrealistic. Kinseys instincts told her to refuse the job, yet she ended up saying, Ill do what I can, but I make no promises.It was a decision shed live to regret.Pursuing the mysterious disappearance of Purcell, Kinsey crashes into a wall of speculation. It seems everyone has a theory. The cops think he went on a bender and is too ashamed to come home. Fiona is sure he ran off to get away from Crystal, and Crystal is just as sure hes dead. The staff at the nursing home is convinced hes been kidnapped, and one of his daughters, having consulted a psychic, is certain that hes trapped in a dark place, though she doesnt know where. Kinsey is awash in explanations and sorely lacking in facts. Then pure chance leads her in another direction, and she soon finds herself in a dangerous shadow land, where duplicity and double-dealing are the reality and, with the truth glinting elusively out of reach, she must stake her life on a thin thread of intuition.P Is for Peril: Kinsey Millhones latest venture into the darker side of the human soul.

Q Is For Quarry

Q Is For Quarry

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

A Kinsey Millhone mystery. . . She was a Jane Doe, an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California's Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriff's Department, but the detectives had little to go on. The woman was young, her hands were bound with a length of wire, there were mulitple stab wounds, and her throat had been slashed. After months of investigation, the case remained unsolved.That was eighteen years ago. Now, the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case. Old and ill, they need someone to do the legwork for them, and they turn to Kinsey Millhone. They will, they tell her, find closure if they can just identify the victim. Kinsey is intrigued by the challenge and agrees to work with them. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what beings with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.

O Is For Outlaw

O Is For Outlaw

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

O IS FOR OUTLAWRead by Judy Kaye6 casseettes / approx. 10 hoursThe call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction.The weekend before, he'd bought a stack of cardboard boxes.In one, there was a collection of childhood memorabilia with Kinsey's name all over it.Though she's never been one for personal possessions, curiousity is a power force.What she finds among the items is an old undelivered letter to her that will force her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marriage...about the honor of her first husband...and about an unsolved murder.It will put her life in the gravest peril.Through fourteen books, listeners have been fed short rations when it comes to Kinsey Millhone's past:a morsel here, a dollop there.We know about the aunt who raised her, the second husband who left her, the long-lost family up the California coast.But husband number one has remained a blip on the screen.Until now.O Is for Outlaw:a revealing excursion into Kindey's past.

I Is For Innocent

I Is For Innocent

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2007

A Kinsey Millhone mystery. . . Fired by the insurance agency for whom she investigates, Kinsey is forced to take on a last-minute murder investigation in which the ex-husband of a murdered artist claims that David Barney, her current husband, is guilty as sin. Barney gets to Kinsey and insists he's innocent. But if he is, who's guilty? In trying to learn who's been getting away with murder, Kinsey may be courting her own....

J Is For Judgment

J Is For Judgment

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2007

2 cassettes / 3 hoursRead by Judy KayeOnce again, Kinsey Millhone, America's favorite female P.I., embroils herself in a complex and entertaining Alphabet Murder Mystery.When Wendell Jaffe, mastermind of a real-estate scam, disappeared at sea, nobody was found.Now, five years later, he's declared legally dead and California Fidelity has to pay up on his life insurance policy . . . to the tune of half a million dollars.Soon after, the tune slides off-key when Jaffe is spotted in Mexico - and Fidelity hires Kinsey Millhone to sort things out.Oddly enough, Kinsey's investigation of the con man's past triggers a surprising inquiry into her own family history,.And, as the two stories intertwine, our favorite P.I. finds herself facing dangerous consequences.

K Is For Killer

K Is For Killer

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2007

Three CDs, 3 hrs.Read by Judy KayeWhen Kinsey Millhone answers her office door late one night, she lets in more darkness than she realizes. Janice Kepler is a grieving mother who can't let the death of her beautiful daughter Lorna alone. The police agree that Lorna was murdered, but a suspect was never apprehended and the trail is now ten months cold. Kinsey pieces together Lorna's young life: a dull day job a the local water treatment plant spiced by sidelines in prostitution and pornography. She tangles with Lorna's friends: a local late-night DJ; a sweet, funny teenaged hooker; Lorna's sloppy landlord and his exotic wife. But to find out which one, if any, turned killer, Kinsey will have to inhabit a netherworld from which she may never return.

L Is For Lawless

L Is For Lawless

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2007

2 cassettes / 3 hoursRead by Judy KayeKinsey's skills are about to be sorely tested.She is about to meet her duplicitous match in a couple of world-class prevaricators who quite literally take her for the ride of her life.L is for Lawless: Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company.Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives.Call it the return of Kinsey as a bad girl - quick-witted and quicksilvery - poking her nose into everybody's dirty laundry as she joins up with a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in an Our Gang comedy that will take her halfway across the country and leave her with a major headache and an empty bank balance.America's favorite borderline delinquent is back with her one-liners on tape and her energy level on high, romping through her fastest and funniest adventure in this, her twelfth foray into the alphabet of crime.

S Is For Silence

S Is For Silence

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

S is for silence: the silence of the lost, the silence of the grave, the silence of oblivion.Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband. But for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy that she left behind, her absence has never been explained or forgotten. Now, thirty-four years later, she wants the solace of closure. In S IS FOR SILENCE, Kinsey Millhone's nineteenth excursion into the world of suspense and misadventure, S is for surprises as Sue Grafton takes a whole new approach to telling the tale. And S is for superb: Kinsey and Grafton at their best.

Is for Alibi

Is for Alibi

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Now Available on CD!3 CDs/ 3 hoursRead by Judy KayePlenty of people in the picturesque town of Santa Teresa, California, wanted Laurence Fife, a ruthless divorce attorney, dead.Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, who was convicted of the crime.Now, eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killer her husband.Kinsey must pursue a trail that's eight years old: one that leads from a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted; to a lawyer defensively loyal to his dead partner - and disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for far too few skills.This train will twist to include them all, with Kinsey following every turn until it finally twists back on itself and she fins herself face-to-face with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.

B Is for Burglar

B Is for Burglar

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

2 cassettes / 3 hoursRead by Judy KayeNow available on CD!Elaine Boldt is missing, and her sister wants Kinsey Millhone to find her.Seems like a routine job.Boldt was last seen lavishly draped in a $12,000 lynx coat heading for Boca Raton.She never got there.But someone else had, and was camping out illegally in Mrs. Boldt's abode.Now, things were beginning to seem a bit less routine - particularly when Kinsey is ordered to drop the investigation just as she discovers that days before Elaine Boldt bolted, her next-door neighbor and bridge partner had been murdered.Unfortunately, the killer is still at large . . . and looking for Kinsey!

C Is For Corpse

C Is For Corpse

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

2 cassettes/ 3 hoursRead by Judy KayeNow available on CD!After a near-fatal car accident, a young man asks Kinsey to protect him. When he is promptly murdered, Kinsey vows to find the killer.

G Is for Gumshoe

G Is for Gumshoe

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

One of the sassiest, most appealing of the recent spate of female gunshoes . . . 'G' is for glorious, galloping read, and I can't wait for 'H' .--Louise Bernikow, CosmopolitanGood and bad things seem to be coming in threes for Kinsey Millhone: on her thirty-third birthday she moves back into her renovated apartment, gets hired to find an elderly lady supposedly living in the Mojave Desert by herself, and makes the top of ex-con Tyrone Patty's hit list. It's the last that convinces Kinsey even she can't handle whoever's been hired to whack her, and she gets herself a bodyguard: Robert Dietz, a Porsche-driving P.I. who takes guarding Kinsey's body very seriously. With Dietz watching her for the merest sign of her usual recklessness, Kinsey plunges into her case. And before it's over, she'll unearth the gruesome truth about a long-buried betrayal and, in the process, come fact-to-face with her own mortality. . . . Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu.--NewsweekThe 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.--Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Paperback edition.

H Is for Homicide

H Is for Homicide

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

THE LADY CAN WRITE . . . Any reader who needs a smart and sassy P.I. would do well to hire Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone. . . . H' is for Homicide continues to show the author in strong storytelling form. . . . [It] finds Kinsey Millhone working on a case involving the death of a claims adjuster for a California insurance company. The story takes her into the Los Angeles barrio in pursuit of a violent criminal, into jails and hospitals, and into a grungy bar named the Meat Locker. . . . Count on Millhone not only to corner the murderer but also to make a statement against the foibles of the insurance game.--The New York TimesThe eighth in Grafton's bestselling series is perhaps the wildest ride yet. . . . Grafton's skill with dialogue, her vivid characterizations and California scenery are priceless. . . . There are moments when the tension becomes so unbearable that you are tempted to skip paragraphs out of self-preservation.--USA TodayOne of the best . . . A vivid, funny portrait of life in an ethnic underworld, viewed without judgment. Suspense there is, plentifully, and a final suggestion that Kinsey will be exploring different mischiefs next time. Outstanding.--Los Angeles TimesFrom the Paperback edition.

D Is for Deadbeat

D Is for Deadbeat

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

The client came to Kinsey Millhone with an easyjob -- just deliver $25,000 to a fifteen-year-oldkid. A little odd, and a little too easy, butKinsey took Alvin Limardo's retainer check anyway. Itturned out to be as phony as he was. In real life,his name was John Daggett, a chronic drunk with arecord as long as your arm and a reputation forsleazy deals. But he wasn't just a deadbeat. By thetime Kinsey caught up with him, he was a dead body-- with a whole host of people who were delightedto hear the news. But how do you make a stiff payup what he owes you?From the Paperback edition.

E Is for Evidence

E Is for Evidence

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

'E' is for evidence: evidenceplanted, evidence lost. 'E' is for ex-lovers andevasions, enemies and endings. For Kinsey, 'E' isfor everything she stands to lose if she can'texonerate herself: her license, her livelihood, hergood name. And so she takes on a new client: namely,Kinsey Millhone, thirty-two and twice divorced,ex-cop and wisecracking loner, a California privateinvestigator with a penchant for lost causes--one of which, it is to be hoped, is notherself.From the Paperback edition.

F Is for Fugitive

F Is for Fugitive

Author: Sue Grafton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Everyone knew the kind of girl Jean Timberlake was -- ask anybody in the sleepy surf town of Floral Beach and they'd say Jean was wild, looking for trouble. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder. She was found dead on the beach seventeen years ago, and a rowdy ex-boyfriend named Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned -- and then Bailey escaped. Now private eye Kinsey Millhone steps into a case that should have never been closed, in a town where there's no such thing as a private investigation.From the Paperback edition.

L is for Lawless - Intermediate

L is for Lawless - Intermediate

Author: Sue Grafton Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2005

When Kinsey Millhone's landlord asks her to help deceased World War II vet Johnnie Lee's family find out why the military has no record of his service, she thinks it'll be a cinch. But she is about to meet her match in world-class prevaricators who take her for the ride of her life.

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