T Is for Trespass, dealing with issues of identity theft, elder abuse, betrayal of trust, the breakdown in the institutions charged with caring for the weak and the dependent, targets an all-too-real rip in the social fabric. Garfton takes us into far darker territory than she has ever traversed, leaving us with a true sense of horror embedded in the seeming ordinariness of the world we think we know. The result is terrifying.
Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
©2007 Sue Grafton; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Grafton's mastery of dialogue and her portrayal of the limits of good intentions make this one of the series' high points." (Publishers Weekly)
I love the Kinsey Millhone series. I started listening to them several years ago and enjoy them so much I've purchased the complete hardbark editions (A-T...so far) for my library.
But Ms. Grafton has put a twist into "T"...from the suspect's point of view. At first it was a little hard to follow, but once you catch on it puts you on the edge of your seat...never knowing when the suspect is going to show up/jump in.
I stay on my seat right now just wondering what's going to happen by the time we get to "Z".
I was so happy to get a new Sue Grafton. The villian in this book is great: cold, unfeeling, taking advantage of the weakest members of our society, HOWEVER...I know this book was ABOUT geriatrics, but it FELT old (and I'm not exactly a spring chicken). I need Kinsey to get friends that are her age. :)
Not as good as the first of the alphabet mysteries but still good. This one was too close for comfort and a little dated. Does Kinsey never get out of the 80's??
I don't know how Sue Grafton does it. she consistently churns out literate crime fiction and keeps this reader engrossed and interested. I always look forward to her next book, and have never been disappointed. What will she do once she reaches "Z" though?
I live full-time in a motorhome, traveling west of the Rockies.
T is for Trespass is the worst of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone Alphabet series. The police procedural pace, in which every small detail of process serving, investigating the plaintiff in a traffic accident lawsuit and involvement with the treatment of an elderly neighbor is recounted in endless detail, was so boring,I finally gave up and jumped from one chapter start to another to get through the tedium. Finally in the last 3 chapters, the book got interesting. The editor needed to talk the author into shortening this tedious book about several desperate, lying frauds.
This book is recommendedfor devoted Kinsey Milhone fans only.
I have enjoyed all her prior novels, but this is a complete change of subject.
She should not have used T is for, but completely different title.
For this I would like to get my money back, I have read all of her books from A to T but this one I could not even finish, it was rambling about nothing, no suspense! Look like the author had to write a book!
Part of the fun of listening to this series is Judy Kaye, who does a fine job and whose voice is just perfect for Kinsey Millhone. The story itself is fantastic - nevermind that you *do* know from the beginning who the bad guy is; it was delightful to listen as Kinsey used her noodle and figured it all out. There was only one end that didn't get tied up for me, but it wasn't important to the story. Two thumbs up!
Sue Grafton has got her groove back!!
After being somewhat disappointed with "S" I was skeptical about "T". I was so pleased to be proven wrong!!
T is for Trespass satisfies on every level. We get more information about the characters we have grown to love (yes, Henry is still kickin' at 89) find out more about Kinsey's motivations, and get justice in the end. More than that though, Ms. Grafton's novels make it fun to go back to the 80's and remember what the times were like when I was a teenager.
There are a couple more gruesome scenes than usual in this book but not in a distracting way by any means.
If you have enjoyed the Kinsey Millhone series you won't be disappointed. If you have never read a Sue Grafton story you will still enjoy this as your first. You may find yourself starting the series at A and working through them one by one after you get a taste though...be forewarned ;-)
I thought it would be impossible to top "S is for Silence". But with "T is for Trespass". Sue Grafton has outdone herself, for the first time venturing into a longer format, with characters drawn in more detail and the narrative proceeding at a more leisurely pace. I could savor each and every sentence laced with her characteristic irony and caustic humor. Having spent some time in "Santa Theresa" I can appreciate all the local references, and
she is to be commended for following through on her commitment to the late 1980's time and place, managing a low
tech gumshoe adventure without reference to the internet, email and cell phones!
And the narrator Judy Kaye, IS Kinsey Millhone, plays the part with perfection.
Can't wait to move on to "U is for. . .".
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