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R Is For Ricochet

Part of the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series Series
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Sue Grafton is the winner of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger 2008.

Kinsey Millhone on her eighteenth case, a tricky one involving a money laundering scam for a Columbian drug cartel and a feisty, rebellious lady happy to spill the beans, but at what cost? Fans know what they are getting. Newcomers can get hooked anywhere along the series, why not here. They are good solid crime yarns.

Comparison: Sara Paretsky, Liza Cody, Peter Robinson.
Similar this month: Laura Wilson, Stephen Booth.

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

If you like Sue Grafton you might also like to read books by Liza Cody, Sara Paretsky and Peter Robinson.

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Synopsis

R Is For Ricochet by Sue Grafton

Kinsey Millhone meets her match in the stunning new mystery Kinsey Millhone, employed by Nord Lafferty to drive his daughter home from her incarceration at the Californian Institute for Women, marvels at the simplicity of the task. But Reba Lafferty emerges feisty and rebellious, and Kinsey is soon fighting to prevent her charge from breaking the conditions of her parole. As she finds herself befriending the ex-gambler, ex-alcoholic and excon, Kinsey discovers that Reba had taken the fall for her boss, also her lover, when he conducted a highly-crafted money laundering scam. Alan Beckwith has so far escaped the clutches of the FBI. Now they believe he is laundering money for a Columbian drug cartel - they just need the proof. When Kinsey is asked by the police to persuade Reba to unveil crucial evidence guaranteed to put Beckwith behind bars, she doesn't expect cooperation. But when she hears of shocking new information about her lover, Reba is suddenly all too eager to do everything she can to ruin him. Embroiled in a cunning challenge of wits, and meanwhile bemused by her own blossoming romance, Kinsey must try to control the bitter, angry Reba as she launches her dangerous revenge...

About the Author

Sue Grafton

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

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Publication date

6th December 2012

Author

Sue Grafton

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
432 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781447212393

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