Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki hires Kinsey Millhone, a gutsy P.I., to find the real killer. The trail is cold, but Kinsey finds a lead that brings her face-to-face with the murderer!
This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work...and who works strictly alone!
Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
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"Grafton has created a woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner....Smart, well-paced and very funny." (Newsweek)
i listen while I walk ...but the reader is the key Judy Kaye captures the character of Kinsey so wonderfully...Mary Peiffer reads dull ..drone like
yes if ready by J Kaye
well in a sense all of the alphabet books are the follow up... I entered the series at the end of alphabet - S is for Silence - Sue Grafton gets more better as the letters progress and Judy Kaye is the BEST!!!!
She almost made it. Not as well written as Patterson or Baldacci or Berry but not too bad. Reader took some getting used to.
A voracious reader with little time to read actual print books, I adore Audible and have been listening to audiobooks regularly for years.
While I did mostly enjoy the story, I found the narrator to drone on monotonously. What I found most interesting about the story is the fact that it was written and based in the 80s... really a flashback to be reading this book 30 or so years after publication. I couldn't decide if I liked Kinsey or not. If you are looking for a perfect heroine, this is not your book. I think I will check out some more books in this series in the future, but not sure if I would listen if they are read by the same narrator.
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GREAT ;LISTEN ,VERY ENJOYABLE
MY 1st Sue Grafton book ...I will get more!
also my 1st Mary Peiffers naration...I like her!!!
A pretty good story, but the execution of both the narration and the writing made this just so, so. Sue Grafton definitely matured in her writing skills as she continued with this series. The narrator was just not appropriate for this type of novel - a very "down home" sound and way too cute. However, the plot was good and kept me guessing, making the book worth listening to.
I listened to this on my way to and from work. Most books I listen to all the time and it was hard for me to with this book.
This is a big maybe for me
She was flat there was no animation to her performance.
Maybe this would be better as a movie.
Avid series listener ... Aubrey/Maturin, Kinsey Milhone, Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan, Tom Swift, Rick Brant(oops, the last one isn't on Audible yet
Yes. I want my wife to listen to it with me to see what she thinks.
Based upon this first one, I now think I'll get the rest o the series
Was better than I had been led to believe by other reviewers
No. Just a grin at the end.
I might have rated it higher if it had been a stand-alone book. I'm waiting to reserve judgment until I've tried a few other books in the series.
Hard to say. It was really bad. Maybe somebody with an IQ less than 100 and is locked up and has nothing else to keep away death by boredom.
The killer (who is a suspect) would not have pursued a relationship from the getgo. Also the PI was dumber than a stone. Anybody that slow witted could not make a living as a PI.
Yes, but only because I have already bought one.
This is the first review I have written although I have been an audible subscriber for years. I am compelled to write this book because this is the first Sue Grafton novel I have read or listened to and my last. My college junior daughter who is a voracious reader of crime and mystery novels could have written a better book in her sleep. There is no character development and the problem solving process was illogical. I knew "who done it" when the character first appeared in the story. The narrator was awful. Don't was your money. If you want a good female law enforcement series, read JD Robb In Death Series.
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