D is for Deadbeat

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
Series: Kinsey Millhone Mysteries, Book 4
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (844 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

The cops call it an accident but Kinsey differs. Look at his life! A lot of people hated him, from much-abused wives, to drug dealers out big money, to the families of five people he killed driving drunk. In short, Daggett wasn't popular.

Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
©1987 Sue Grafton (P)1993 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"A heads-up delight." (Detroit News)

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narrator not great love series

I love this series but this narrator is not great. would be better with different one. I like Kinsey and the stories are good. this one ended in a way I never saw coming.

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Completely hooked!

I am completely enamored by this author's style, plot and main character. As one who rarely reads fiction, this series has taken me by surprise. Moving on to "E".

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Great writing, terrible narrative.

The writing of Sue Grafton is great. I have read her books and thoroughly enjoyed them. I was hoping to find a new level of enjoyment with audible. It's too bad they used the narrator. All the character voices were the same and there was no joy or inflection in her voice when things should have been up beat or funny nor did she use intensity for when things should have been. I used this book to fall asleep to.

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D is for "dud"

As a fan of Sue Grafton's alphabet series -- particularly the later books read by Judy Kaye -- I consider this one a waste of time and money. The story is a snore, and I was ready to quit long before I learned "who dunnit." I stuck with it and was not rewarded for my efforts. Mary Peiffer's wooden, ho-hum reading doesn't help.

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Good entry in the series but

The story keeps you guessing until the end. But too many characters so you don’t get to know them well enough to care about them.

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Another great Kinsey mystery

What I like about the earlier Kinsey Millhone mysteries is how good Sue Grafton is at developing characters and intricate plots. The characters are all really believable and have depth, especially Kinsey. I really like the fact that she's a woman, and her somewhat spunky attitude. That's why I really enjoy this narrator, Mary Peiffer, who has the perfect voice for Kinsey's personalty. The books read by her are fun and full of energy (well, fun for the most part - after all, these are murder mysteries). The narrator for all the later books always sounds fearfully, worried, and bogged down in angst, and that is so wrong! They should have stuck to Mary Peiffer.

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An Other Mystery To Solve

Kinsey is at it again. She can assess, deduce, and resolve an issue. Go Kinsey, go.

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Decent but not great.

The story is just okay. It is necessary if you want to understand Kinsey Millhone. Had a harder time caring about her characters in this story.

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waste of money.

the download failed every time I tried. never got pass chapter one. wanted to finish.

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good book

I love listening to these books. it helps me get through middle of the night feeding of my twins. I can focus on the story and stay awake but don't have to think hard to follow the story.