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.
©1982 Sue Grafton; (P)1993 Books on Tape
"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)
The story was interesting, but the performance was mediocre. Several times I had no idea which character was speaking.
I used to read Sue Grafton's A-Z books several years ago and always enjoyed them. I have really been enjoying audible books, so I thought I would try the first one, since it had been so long since I read it the first time. All I can say from here is that the narration ruined the book. I'll go back to reading if this narrator does any more.
The book is almost finished and I finally got happy because something was finally happening. Giving more beef early on.
Getting to the point early and less setup would make this a better listen.
I am not sure. This was my first listen from this author and I am afraid to continue on to "B".
I was disappointed - I wanted to be hanging at the edge of my seat with each chapter.
No - I think I will return this and get something else. I would not have used a token or paid money for this audio book.
My mom taught me to read when i was 3 and i've been reading ever since. I LOVE to read and now 'listen' to books.
I just love Kinsey
Kinsey in the trash can
Easy to listen to
Would love to do that with any of her books, time permitting. Really wish her early books were as long as her later ones
I'm hoping to get ALL of the Alphabet Series (that is if Miss G ever COMPLETES it!!) I have all of them in hardbacks (to 'W' so far) and I can't wait to have all of them in audiobooks ... Then on my iPad!!! Whoooo hoooo!!!!
Love all mysteries!
I actually went back to re-listen to the this in this series. I love them all! Will listen to them all over again and again!
The story-line was pretty good but I disliked the reader. Low monotone voice, essentially no difference in character's voices.
Someone like CJ Critt. Lots of expression with different sounds for different characters
Good narration makes all the difference in listening enjoyment. It takes a very talented actor to bring the story to life.
It's as fresh and sassy as it was back in the 20th century. Plus it's fun to see things when she's telling you things for the first time: the car, the lifestyle, the back story. And a tricky ending brought off well. We owe Sue Grafton a great debt for taking up this challenge and scoring with all 26 books. .
This story is ok but a little dull. I hope the series gets better. Also I am not a huge fan of the narrator.
This was my first Sue Grafton and I enjoyed the main character, Kinsey Millhone. I thought the story was interesting and picked up pace a lot towards the end.
But, I don't think the narrator is suited for this character. Even as someone who is relatively unfamiliar with the series I felt like something was missing. I think I'll read the rest of the titles if this same narrator has done the rest of the series.
I can't imagine who might enjoy this book.
None I could identify. Mindless nonsense.
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