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Publisher's Summary

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. It's the last that convinces Kinsey even she can't handle whoever's been hired to whack her, and she gets herself a bodyguard: Robert Dietz, a Porsche-driving P.I. who takes guarding Kinsey's body very seriously. With Dietz watching her for the merest sign of her usual recklessness, Kinsey plunges into her case. And before it's over, she'll unearth the gruesome truth about a long-buried betrayal and, in the process, come face-to-face with her own mortality.
Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
©1990 Sue Grafton (P)1994 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision....Grafton excels in this milieu." (Newsweek)
"The story is complex; the body-count high; the sexual encounters feverish; and the villains chilling, in another can't-put-it-down outing for this talented author." (Kirkus Reviews)

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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. It's very noticable and very irritating. If you're not totally committed to listening, you find your mind wondering during the gaps. Love the story, hate the gaps!

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G is for GREAT!

Sue Grafton is a hit every time. I am going to miss this dependably entertaining series once it’s over!!

Once I read “H” I’ll be all caught up and in for a long long wait until “X” comes out in (presumably) 2015.

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Best so far

I've been listening to this series from the beginning and felt this was the best so far. While in the early books, I was able to guess 'who dunnit' relatively early in the book, this one had great twists and turns, keeping me pulled in until the end.

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A Reach

Uggg, this story was so hard to follow I had to keep rewinding to figure out who was who, I’m still not sure I know. Definitely not one of her finer works; probably written by a ghost writer. I was disappointed.

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She the Best

Gastons stories are great, I ready enjoy her stories. It’s sad she is gone. Thanks

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Cocky and Stubborn

Go for it Kinsey. Strong, determined, and usually right. Good story, keeps you listening. I think you will enjoy>>>

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Love the plot

I prefer the narrator, Judy Kaye, but, as always, I was entertained. I feel as if I can smell and see as if I was present.

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A Very Good, If Unlikely Story, Excellent Narration

I am a big fan of Sue Grafton in general. Therefore I like reading her novels regardless of any particular story. This is a good story, but fairly unlikely. But the audiobook is excellent and very well read. I have been reading these novels in order and this is a typical Sue Grafton novel. Although each novel including this one can stand on its own, I recommend reading each one in order. Thank You...

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Great story, narrator not so much

G is part of sue grafton’s great alphabet series. I disliked the narrator Mary Pfeiffer. I have preferred the other narrators. I believe it is that her narration is too cold without any feeling of passion. I am hoping other of the dries aren’t narrated by her.

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Delicious prose with a perfect voice

Where does G is for Gumshoe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top of the list

What other book might you compare G is for Gumshoe to and why?

In Death by JD Robb

What about Mary Pfeiffer’s performance did you like?

Great voices, male, female and children.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely - averaged a book in 24-hours

Any additional comments?

After listening to “Y”, went back and started from “A”!

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  • 08-12-17

Good story

Quite a light hearted murder tale, not too taxing but worth a listen. Sometimes it is nice just to have a story that doesn't get you keyed up and stressed. This is one of those novels, I enjoyed it, the characters are likeable and the plot was quite clever.

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  • Jazzmin
  • 04-13-13

A MUDER BYOND COMPARE

Yet another brilliant audiobook by Sue Grafton. Read by Judy Kaye, each book follows her story of Kinsey, a Private Eye whose own life runs through from A to V . Every book a refreashing new start, to a nail biteing end.