Though she's never been one for personal possessions, curiosity is a powerful force. What she finds among the items is an old undelivered letter to her that will force her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marriage...about the honor of her first husband...and about an old unsolved murder. It will put her life in the gravest peril.
Through 14 books, listeners have been fed short rations when it comes to Kinsey Millhone's past: a morsel here, a dollop there. You know about the aunt who raised her, the second husband who left her, the long-lost family up the California coast. But husband number one has remained a blip on the screen. Until now. "O" Is for Outlaw is a revealing excursion into Kinsey's past.
©1999; by Sue Grafton; (P)1999 Random House, Inc.
"Grafton works with a cinematic eye, possessing a keen visual sense of detail, color, and style. The pace is fast, the crime difficult to solve." (People)
This is the first book I have heard that was written by Grafton. The plot was good and kept me interested; however, I was bored to tears by the endless detailed minutia describing rooms, environments, locations, etc. These mindless details only served to increase the number of words in the book and bore the reader (listener) but I am sure it gave the author a bit more money from the publisher. I enjoyed the story line and liked the characters and plot - but was continually frustrated by the uneeded details always wanting to get on with the story
I got maybe 30 minutes in to this and just gave up. The narrator's voice is so wildly different than the previous narrator that it completely breaks immersion. Clearly no attempt was made to find at least a passably similar narrator. I just couldn't get past the change long enough to pay attention to the story. It completely changes the tone and character of the novel.
No. A-N are great. I will recommend against any book with this narrator now, however. Not only did it spoil this series, it's spoiled this narrator for me as well.
The original narrator, Mary Peiffer.
I'm sure Sue Grafton's novel is great. I gave it 3 stars since I've no way of knowing. I'll be looking in to reading the remaining novels rather than listening to them.
I had been buying this series in groups of 3 books for my convenience. As it turns out, I bought MNO together. By the time I got to O, it was too late to return it. That's the only reason I didn't return this book.
This is Judy Kaye's first in the series as narrator. She is remarkable. This story reveals much about the depth of character that is Kinsey. It also has a very unique twist reflecting some of the history that surrounds the era in which Kinsey lives. A real 5 star read and listen. I am sorry to have finished it ...for the fourth time!
Sue Grafton has done it again. Another great novel! Looking forward to the next one. One of my very favorite authors.
I love the Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
I had to get used to a new reader.
I did not like the voice she used for Henry, Kinsey's landlord
I could barely finish...the story was slow and not really interesting
The story was really not interesting
most of them
nice and tight
Yes, all of hers are.... steady and ready to be enjoyed. No glitz, no glam, just the tales of things gone wrong waiting for the detective to decipher it all.
Solid stories done right.
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