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 12th foray into the alphabet of crime.
Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
©1996 Sue Grafton; (P)1996 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Grafton exhibits a sharp ear for dialogue and a quarter-horse pace. Her characters are as real as any this side of Elmore Leonard." K Is for Killer offers further proof of Grafton's growth as a writer. This is one mystery series that gains strength with [each] passing letter. (People)
"An adventure that begins straightforwardly enough but quickly twists into a knotted string of untruths." (Publishers Weekly)
The Path Between the Seas to The Great Bridge ~ Kagan's Peloponnesian War to Gaddis' Cold One ~ Mornings on Horseback to a River of Doubt ~ Tom to Huck ~ Lennie to Charley ~ Cadfael to Cross ~ Rhyme to Reacher ~ Blomkvist and Salander to Wallander and Wallander ~ Moving Cheese or Eating Frogs ~ On the Road and Into Thin Air ~ The End of History to A Short History of Everything to ... well ... everything else.
After a couple less than worthy entries in the Kinsey Millhone series (J & K), Sue Grafton roars back with a nicely diverting addition. Yes, you will probably anticipate much of the ending from early clues, but no matter; the ride is enjoyable even if the destination is not too much of a surprise.
Grafton offers some of her best development of secondary characters yet and has now moved well past the two-dimensional characters of her earlier novels. Add in an enjoyable, sometimes exciting plot and a more nuanced Kinsey, and this book is certainly worth a listen.
Even the much maligned (sometimes by me) narrator really steps up with this effort. As best I can tell, every word is correctly pronounced (applause) and dramatic characterizations are much more fully developed. This may not be an ~A~ game yet, but it's certainly a solid B.
You will not regret a decision to escape for a few hours into the Lawless world of Kinsey Millhone.
I travel to and from Arizona and Santa Clarita every month. We listen to audible books in the car from our IPod.
Not up to par with the others in the series.
50% YES / 50% NO
My husband and I have almost all of Sue Grafton's books. We enjoyed all but this one. Must have been an off year.
Long haul Expeditor that loves listening to books and make the miles fly by.
I love the way Mary Peiffer brings the characters to life and brings the read into the story and keeps you on the edge of your seat through the action scenes.
I love the way Mary Peiffer brings the characters to life, the new narrator, Judy Kaye, ruins it for me as she makes everyone sounds like they are 40yrs older then what they are in the stories. Where as Mary gives the characters more juice and seem age appropriate instead of whiny antiques that Judy does. I think Sue Grafton screwed up on this one when she changed the narrator and I have since moved away from the series and won't return because of this change.
I have loved all of the books I have read so far. I look forward to each one. I will be sorry when i reach the end of the Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
All of her of Kinsey Millhone books
I'm a WAHM with a rambunctious 5 year old, two dogs, and two cats! I love reading, sewing, and watching lots of BBC.
Personally, a book is a book is a book; I love the way a book feels in my hands and I especially love curling up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good mystery, but unfortunately my work schedule and personal life don't allow me to enjoy it as frequently as I would like. Listening to books I enjoy provides me the opportunity to work and get my literary-fill at the same time.
Rosie & Williams wedding was hands down my favorite! Kinsey shouldn't worry about shedding a tear, cause I was a little weepy myself.
I'll always think of Judy Kaye as the "voice" of Kinsey, however Mary is growing on me. I actually was pleased with her performance this round.
Yes. Yes. Yes! The ending wasn't surprising, but still very enjoyable.
I have listened to all of Sue Grafton's books to date. As usual I can't wait for the new one to come out. They just get better and better!!
This was my fourth Kinsey Millhone audiobook and it just didn't live up to the other three. Like other reviewers have stated, I like the strong and saucy detective - but felt she was just along for the ride on this one. I kept wishing for some twist at the end either relating to the wedding or the receipt of a letter or gift from her Bonnie and Clyde.
Another Kinsey Milhone mystery. Nothing too different than the others. Narrarator does a good job. If you are a big fan of Grafton, this won't disapoint.
As usual Kindsey is entertaining, always leaving you on the edge of your seat. Outspoken and gutsy. My type of woman. Tell it like it is.
The author ended this one w/ style. Better than the last. She is always worth listening to.
I spend my commute 45 min each way. Even traffic stop and go doesn't get me down any longer.
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