Kinsey Millhone
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(4.1 based on 11060 ratings)
  • 1

    A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (822)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (377)

    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!

    Gene says: "Poorly Narrated"
    Poorly Narrated

    The narrator is no Judy Kaye. I am going to make my way thru the alphabet series on Audible as I already have in print, so this is my starting point, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2005 by Gene (Agoura Hills, CA, USA)
  • 2

    B is for Burglar: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (159)

    A wealthy woman needs to find her sister to settle a will. It looks routine...boring. Still, business is slow and even a private investigator has bills to pay, so Kinsey Millhone takes the case.

    JOSEPH says: "Back again for B is for Burglar"
    Back again for B is for Burglar

    I actually had not heard this since it was first out on Books on Tape a looooong time ago and wanted to hear it again! To me it was actually fun to he..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 09 2012 by JOSEPH (Bonners Ferry, ID, United States)
  • 3

    C is for Corpse: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (142)

    Bobby Callahan was only 20 when an accident left him disfigured for life. Huge chunks of his memory were lost but he knew someone had tried to kill him and that the "accident" was deliberate. He knew he had the key to something that made him dangerous to the murderer but he didn't know what. No one believed him...so he hired Kinsey Millhone.

    Louisiana says: "Perfect escapist listening"
    Perfect escapist listening

    I like Sue Grafton because her books are interesting but you don't have to think too hard to follow the story. Each book stands alone, but they're be..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2010 by Louisiana (United States)
  • 4

    D is for Deadbeat: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (132)

    He calls himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he has for Kinsey is cut-and-dried: locate a kid who's done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. Stiffed for the retainer, Kinsey finds out Limardo's real name is John Daggett...ex-con, ex-liar, ex-alcoholic, currently dead.

    Simone says: "D is for: Don’t Read My Review"
    D is for: Don’t Read My Review

    …not because I didn’t like the book – I liked it a lot - but because my review won’t tell you anything about the story.

    If you are already a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 14 2013 by Simone (St Laurent, Quebec, Canada)
  • 5

    E is for Evidence: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (121)

    When an extra $5,000 shows up in her bank account, Kinsey Millhone puts it down to clerical error. But suddenly the deposit makes sense. It's not a mistake, it's a setup!

    Carol says: "Bravo! My kinda woman!"
    Bravo! My kinda woman!

    Well, written. Funny at times. Reflective points. Poignant. Just a good fun read. I'm hooked on the whole alphabet!

    Reviewed on April 03 2006 by Carol (HELENA, AL, USA)
  • 6

    F is for Fugitive: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (114)

    Everyone knew the kind of girl Jean Timberlake was: wild, looking for trouble. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder. She was found dead on the beach 17 years ago, and an ex-boyfriend named Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned, and then escaped. Now private eye Kinsey Millhone steps into a case that should have never been closed, in a town where there's no such thing as a private investigation.

    Judy says: "Fun read, very entertaining."
    Fun read, very entertaining.

    Yes. The book makes me laugh as well as try to figure out who the bad guy is.

    Reviewed on October 02 2012 by Judy (Florence, CO, United States)
  • 7

    G is for Gumshoe: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Pfeiffer
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (109)

    Good and bad things seem to be coming in threes for Kinsey Millhone: on her 33rd birthday she moves back into her renovated apartment, gets hired to find an elderly lady supposedly living in the Mojave Desert by herself, and makes the top of ex-con Tyrone Patty's hit list.

    James says: "Bad Sound Editing"
    Bad Sound Editing

    Typical great Sue Grafton story, but the sound editing was terrible. There are long sound gaps between sentences that break the flow of the story. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 13 2007 by James (West Hollywood, CA, USA)
  • 8

    H is for Homicide: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    It started with the murder of Kinsey Millhone's sometime drinking buddy, an insurance claims adjuster. But before long Kinsey stumbles onto a massive insurance scam. Going undercover as a wisecracking vamp, Millhone descends into the Los Angeles nether world of machismo and gang hideouts. Her companion, terrified at having crossed the violent crook Raymond Maldonado, is Bibianna Diaz, no Girl Scout herself.

    James says: "Abrupt Ending!"
    Abrupt Ending!

    This book ends so fast that it truly lacks finality. You're listening along and within seconds the whole thing is wrapped up and the listener is left..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 03 2007 by James (West Hollywood, CA, USA)
  • 9

    I Is for Innocent: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (197)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    When David Barney was acquitted in the shooting death of his wealthy wife, Isabelle, a good many thought that justice had not been served, including Kenneth Voight, Isabelle's former husband. Now, five years later, Voight is the plaintiff in a civil suit in which Barney stands accused of Isabelle's wrongful death. The stakes are high, but time is running short. Enter sexy, savvy ex-cop-turned-P.I. Kinsey Millhone, brought in by Voight to gather the necessary damning evidence.

    Pamela says: "Great all the way around"
    Great all the way around

    Another great story from Sue Grafton. Keeps you wondering as to "who done it"! Now I am on to "J".
    Have to disagree with the other reviewer....Show More »

    Reviewed on March 27 2009 by Pamela (Estero, FL, USA)
  • 10

    J Is for Judgment: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Once again, Kinsey Millhone, America's favorite female P.I., embroils herself in a complex and entertaining Alphabet Murder Mystery. When Wendell Jaffe, mastermind of a real-estate scam, disappeared at sea, no body was found. Now, five years later, he's declared legally dead, and California Fidelity has to pay up on his life insurance policy to the tune of half-a-million dollars. Soon after, the tune slides off-key when Jaffe is spotted in Mexico and Fidelity hires Kinsey Millhone to sort things out.

    Toni says: "I don't know what they were thinking..."
    I don't know what they were thinking...

    Never Mary Peiffer!!!!!! She totally put me to sleep.

    Reviewed on January 25 2014 by Toni (Groton, CT, United States)
  • 11

    K Is for Killer: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    Lorna Kepler was beautiful and willful, a loner who couldn't resist flirting with danger. Maybe that's what killed her.

    Bill says: "Weak Entry in the Kinsey Millhone Series"
    Weak Entry in the Kinsey Millhone Series

    It's almost worth skipping this one. If Grafton's character development didn't take place over multiple novels, I would. As it is, you probably shou..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 08 2012 by Bill (Kailua Kona, HI, United States)
  • 12

    L Is for Lawless: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (89)

    Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives. Call it the return of Kinsey as a bad girl, quick-witted and quicksilvery, poking her nose into everybody's dirty laundry as she joins up with a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in an Our Gang comedy that will take her halfway across the country and leave her with a major headache and an empty bank balance.

    Bill says: "One of Grafton's Best!"
    One of Grafton's Best!

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 09 2012 by Bill (Kailua Kona, HI, United States)
  • 13

    M is for Malice: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (88)

    Kinsey Millhone's latest client is Malek Construction, a $40 million company still in family hands. It doesn't take an accountant to see that the four Malek brothers stand to inherit a fortune. But one of the brothers has been missing for 18 years, and Kinsey's assignment is to find him.

    Cynthia says: "Rating: Part 1: 0, Part 2: 5"
    Rating: Part 1: 0, Part 2: 5

    I don't want to sound malicious about this Millhone edition, but part one of M is for Malice is abundant with inane details so bland that I felt as if..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2008 by Cynthia (Normal, IL, United States)
  • 14

    N is for Noose: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (87)

    When Tom Newquist, a tough, honest, and respected detective in the Nola Lake sheriff's office died suddenly, the townsfolk were not surprised: Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much, and exercised too little. That plus an appetite for junk food made him a poster boy for an American Heart Association campaign.

    Nina says: "Quite good until the very end"
    Quite good until the very end

    yes, we all know she has to write 26 books and some have been disappointing, but this one was really one of her much better efforts -- you don't know ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2004 by Nina (Arlington, VA, USA)
  • 15

    O is for Outlaw: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (128)

    Through 14 books, listeners have been fed short rations when it comes to Kinsey Millhone's past. This time, Grafton feeds you an entire feast, including the juice about Kinsey's first husband!

    Lisa says: "Did not like the narrator"
    Did not like the narrator

    I have listened to the Millhone books starting with A and having just finished O. First let me tell you that if you are considering reading any book ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2008 by Lisa (WHITNEY, TX, USA)
  • 16

    P is for Peril: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (123)

    Join Kinsey Millhone on her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul, searching for a missing doctor who is loved by all...or is he?

    Inga Duncan says: "Unabridged all the way!"
    Unabridged all the way!

    In a Sue Grafton, nothing is irrelevant! I love what Judy Kaye does with the character's voice and tone. This was a great read.

    Reviewed on June 26 2003 by Inga Duncan (Seattle , WA, USA)
  • 17

    Q is for Quarry: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (435)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (116)

    Sue Grafton is back with her quirky, quintessentially cool detective Kinsey Millhone. Two retired detectives bring a quandary to Kinsey: identify the victim in a cold case murder. When she takes on the quest, it turns into a high-risk hunt for a killer.

    Kindle Customer says: "Always A Great Simple Listen"
    Always A Great Simple Listen

    It's such an easy listen. Perfect length for a trip. I can never wait for the next letter!

    Reviewed on November 09 2004 by Kindle Customer (ROYAL OAK, MI, US)
  • 18

    R is for Ricochet: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (123)

    Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women. Now, at 32, she is about to be paroled, having served 22 months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.

    Bill says: "Kinsey in Love?"
    Kinsey in Love?

    I have listened my way through Sue Grafton's alphabet and been rewarded with better and better tales. This is no exception.

    This is a nice l..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2012 by Bill (Kailua Kona, HI, United States)
  • 19

    S is for Silence: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (157)

    Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband.

    Jeanne says: "A Good Read"
    A Good Read

    Good mystery, but no development of other regular characters and relationships. Well read.

    Reviewed on May 11 2007 by Jeanne (Tulsa, OK, USA)
  • 20

    T Is for Trespass: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1050)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (191)

    In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's T Is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing listeners to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private caregiving jobs.

    Brian says: "Not much of a thriller!"
    Not much of a thriller!

    I really like Sue Grafton novels and couldn't wait for this one to come out. "T" kept my interest,but but never kept me sitting in my car in the gara..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 05 2008 by Brian (Matthews, NC, United States)
  • 21

    U Is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1313)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (363)

    It's April, 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's 38th birthday, and she's alone in her office doing paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. He has a preppy air about him and looks as if he'd be carded if he tried to buy booze, but Michael Sutton is 27, an unemployed college dropout. Twenty-one years earlier, a four-year-old girl disappeared, and a recent reference to her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories.

    BSquared67 says: "A brilliant departure from the familiar"
    A brilliant departure from the familiar

    Who'd a thunk it? 21 installments into a series and, far from being a return to a comfort zone, Sue Grafton's latest effort is something of a departur..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2010 by BSquared67 (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 22

    V Is for Vengeance: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1311)
    Performance
    (1082)
    Story
    (1075)

    A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss.

    Gayle says: "Worth The Wait!"
    Worth The Wait!

    I believe Sue Grafton just gets better with time. Kinsey Millhone is an interesting character that never fails to hold my attention. A well conceived..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 08 2011 by Gayle (Auburn, IL, United States)
  • 23

    W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1203)
    Performance
    (1059)
    Story
    (1056)

    Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

    karen says: "Well worth waiting for...."
    Well worth waiting for....

    No need for a plot summary here -- those of us who love Kinsey really don't care about the specifics of what she's gotten herself mixed up in this ti..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2013 by karen (United States)