Books by Sue Grafton and Complete Book Reviews

Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $30 (304p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1937-7
Bemused, beleaguered and begrimed, Southern California's premier PI, Kinsey Millhone leaves her hometown of Santa Teresa in an adventure (her 12th in the alphabet series) that begins straightforwardly enough but quickly twists into a knotted string...
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Sue Grafton. Putnam/Wood, $29 (496p) ISBN 978-0-399-16385-2
Bestseller Grafton’s gripping 25th novel featuring Santa Teresa, Calif., PI Kinsey Millhone (after 2015’s X) opens with a theft. In January 1979, misfit Iris Lehmann steals a test to help her best friend, Poppy Earl, a fellow student at an elite...
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Co Inc $25 (289p) ISBN 978-0-8050-3650-3
The noose of the title implies a tight knot, but the twists and turns of Grafton's latest plot are pretty loose. Not that the fans of self-reliant PI Kinsey Millhone's 13 previous alphabet appearances (from 1982's A Is for Alibi through 1996's M Is...
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Sue Grafton. Putnam, $28.95 (496p) ISBN 978-0-399-15898-8
Kinsey Millhone goes through a dry spell workwise in bestseller Grafton’s absorbing 23rd mystery featuring the Santa Teresa, Calif., PI (after 2012’s V Is for Vengeance). The death of a homeless man, who was found with a slip of paper in his pocket...
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $27 (300p) ISBN 978-0-8050-3637-4
Approaching middle age warily, PI Kinsey Millhone of the Southern California coast is mildly depressed, romantically vulnerable and in the process of reassessing her family ties. Yet, when it comes to her professional abilities, she's at the top of...
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $30 (240p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0459-5
While private detective and former cop Kinsey Millhone (""D'' Is for Deadbeat) is investigating a possible case of industrial arson involving a company owned by the family of a former schoolmate, someone tries to make it look as if she's on the take.
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Sue Grafton, Author . Putnam/Marian Wood $26.95 (387p) ISBN 978-0-399-15448-5
The 20th Kinsey Millhone crime novel (after 2005's S Is for Silence ), a gripping, if depressing, tale of identify theft and elder abuse, displays bestseller Grafton's storytelling gifts. By default, Millhone, “a private investigator
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $30 (286p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1085-5
After the pace and invention of ``H'' Is for Homicide, Grafton sets Kinsey Milhone on a quieter, more cerebral path in the ever-appealing PI's newest abecedarian adventure, again set in Santa Teresa, Calif. When fellow PI Morley Shine dies of a...
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Sue Grafton, Author . Putnam $26.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-399-14719-7
PI Kinsey Millhone's trademark dry sense of humor is largely absent in the first half of the 15th book in this justifiably popular series, though it resurfaces as the suspense finally begins to build in the second half. In the bleak November of...
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $28 (256p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1084-8
Or ``H'' may be for ``Hispanic,'' as the murder of an insurance claims adjuster sends PI Kinsey Milhone undercover in a Los Angeles barrio. Following up a suspicious claim in the murder victim's files, Kinsey trails beautiful young Bibianna Diaz,...
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Sue Grafton, Author Fawcett Books $7.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-449-21936-2
California PI Kinsey Millhone, hired to investigate the disappearance of a client's eccentric, elderly mother, must also evade a vengeful criminal whom she helped put away four years earlier. ``Grafton creates . . . a twist in the complex plot to...
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Sue Grafton, Author Fawcett Books $7.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-449-22151-8
Grafton here sets the ever-appealing PI Kinsey Milhone on a quieter, more cerebral path. The hardcover was both Literary Guild and Mystery Guild main selections and a nine-week PW bestseller. (May)
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Sue Grafton, Author . Putnam/Marian Wood $27.95 (403p) ISBN 978-0-399-15597-0
False memory syndrome provides the core of bestseller Grafton's intriguing 21st crime novel featuring wry PI Kinsey Millhone (after T Is for Trespass ). In 1988, Kinsey takes on client Michael Sutton, who claims to have recovered a childhood...
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Sue Grafton. Putnam/Marian Wood, $27.95 (448p) ISBN 978-0-399-15786-8
MWA Grand Master Grafton’s finely tuned 22nd Kinsey Millhone novel (after 2009’s U Is for Undertow) finds the sharp-witted California PI filled with remorse after the apparent suicide of Audrey Vance, a woman she helped arrest for shoplifting. When...
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Sue Grafton, Author . Putnam/Marian Wood $26.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-399-15228-3
Bestseller Grafton offers more of the same-old same-old in her less-than-inspired 18th Kinsey Millhone novel (after 2002's P Is for Peril ). In this sexy adventure, the spunky hard-boiled detective has to escort the newly paroled Reba Lafferty,...
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Sue Grafton, Author Putnam $26.95 (374p) ISBN 978-0-399-15297-9
Kinsey Millhone has kept her appeal by being distinctive and sympathetic without craving center stage. While some mysteries that provide the PI's shoe size or most despised food create a forced and intrusive intimacy, a master like Grafton makes the
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Co Inc $30 (318p) ISBN 978-0-8050-5955-7
Grafton's fans will be thrilled with this knockout 15th Kinsey Millhone mystery, which deals with Kinsey's first marriage. In a complex story that zigzags between past and present, the California PI gets involved again with her first ex-husband,...
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $27 (261p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0460-1
Kinsey Milhone's sixth (beginning with ``A'' Is for Alibi ) alphabetically filed adventure takes her to the small California town of Floral Beach, where she's been hired to investigate a 17-year-old murder. Though innocent of the crime, Bailey...
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Sue Grafton. Putnam/Marian Wood, $27.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-399-16383-8
This short story collection from Grafton (V Is for Vengeance) combines glimpses of her series detective, Kinsey Milhone, with a revealing self-portrait, separating the two with a thoughtful essay on the evolution of the private eye. The volume opens
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Sue Grafton. Putnam/Wood, $28.95 (416p) ISBN 978-0-399-16384-5
An inventive plot and incisive character studies elevate MWA Grand Master Grafton’s 24th Kinsey Millhone novel (after 2013’s W Is for Wasted), which includes a variety of X’s (a divorced couple named Xanakis, a spot on a map, etc.). Wealthy Hallie...
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $21.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-03-001888-6
The corpse in private eye Kinsey Millhone's third adventure (""A'' Is for Alibi and ``B'' Is for Burglar is that of Bobby Callahan, a young man she first meets while both are working out in a local gym. Bobby is convinced the car crash he'd been...
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $30 (286p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1936-0
The 11th adventure of Santa Teresa, Calif., PI Kinsey Milhone has a dark tone--due in great part to Kinsey's working this case mostly at night. Kinsey agrees to look into the 10-month-old death of Lorna Kepler, a young woman whose decomposed body...
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Sue Grafton, Author Henry Holt & Company $27 (304p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1935-3
In her 10th alphabet adventure, southern California PI Kinsey Milhone is working again for California Fidelity, navigating her way through a plot-driven tale that will remind readers of her earliest appearances, despite Grafton's deft introduction...
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Sue Grafton, Author . Putnam $26.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-399-14915-3
While Kinsey Millhone is as energetic and tenacious as ever, and the plot hustles along at a gratifying pace, her 17th adventure is a little slow getting underway with all the initial accumulated biographical data. Two policemen out hunting discover
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Sue Grafton, Author, Sue Grafton, Introduction by Henry Holt & Company $30 (230p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0248-5
""D'' is for Detective Kinsey Millhone, given $25,000 of stolen drug money by a drunkard named Daggett who then dies in a drowning. When she decides to deliver the money to Daggett's designee, a young man who was the sole survivor of an auto...
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Sue Grafton, read by Judy Kaye. Random House Audio, unabridged, 14 CDs, 17.25 hrs., $45 ISBN 978-0-307-70431-3
Narrator Judy Kaye continues to bring to life one of crime fiction’s most enduring and endearing private eyes, Kinsey Millhone. It’s 1988 and the Santa Teresa, Calif., investigator finds herself involved in two seemingly unrelated deaths: that of a...
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Sue Grafton, read by Judy Kaye. Random House Audio, , unabridged, 14 CDs, 17 hrs., $45 ISBN 978-0-385-39399-7
In Grafton’s penultimate Kinsey Millhone alphabet mystery, actor Kaye provides the perfect tough but feminine, self-effacing voice for the series’ protagonist. 1989 is drawing to a close when Kinsey, working as a private eye, agrees to help her new...
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Sue Grafton, Author, Judy Kaye, Read by , read by Judy Kaye. Random House Audio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-0123-4
Although this latest Kinsey Millhone novel features all of Grafton's tried and true elements of suspense and humor, there's something unusual here: the story—of an unsolved homicide that occurred in 1969—is based on a real event.
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Sue Grafton, read by Judy Kaye. Penguin Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 7.5 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 978-1-61176-157-3
The larger “Kinsey” part of this collection consists of nine stories that feature Grafton’s durable private detective Kinsey Millhone doing what she does best: solving crimes and delighting readers, albeit in an abbreviated format that relies more...
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Sue Grafton, Author, Judy Kaye, Read by , read by Judy Kaye. Random House Audio $44.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-2315-1
Tony award–winner Judy Kaye has been the voice of private eye Kinsey Millhone since the beginning, and 19 titles later, she's still an inspired choice, capturing the character's unique combination of femininity and ruggedness,...
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Sue Grafton, Author, David Grafton, Author Scarborough House Publishers $17.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8128-3112-2
Reminiscences by the late composer's family members and associates, as well as excerpts from reviews of his shows are the only vital parts of this book. Grafton's own commentsrepetitious and awkwardare less interesting although he covers Porter's...
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