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Publisher's Summary

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.

The stock of family memories is filled with nothing but bitterness, and the prodigal son will find no comfort at the Malek table. If there's one thing that goes hand-in-hand with bad blood, it's murder; and that's just around the corner.

Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
©1996 Sue Grafton (P)1997 Random House, Inc.

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  • Stanley
  • Davenport, OK, United States
  • 05-12-06

Very good book

really didn't notice the difference between the narrators, both Kay and Peiffer catch the essense of Graftons writing and bring it to life.

made a long trip shorter.

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  • Cynthia
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • 01-26-08

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 were peering through a window of a slow moving train into a lifeless and unchanging landscape, destination: Land of Nowhere. I seriously debated throwing myself from the train in a frantic escape, but, gritting my teeth, I continued the journey. Upon entering part two, I was richly rewarded. With relief, I saw that the sun had come out and that the landscape had brightened. In part two, I felt as if I were an inconspicuous shadow within the story, completely enthralled in all that Millhone saw, heard, said, thought and felt. It was well worth the wait.

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Enjoyable stories.

I will only buy the Kinsey novels that are read by Mary Peiffer as her performance is much easier to listen to and the characters are easily recognizable. The male voices sound like men not adolescents. And the female characters are easily differentiated. When Ms. Peiffer is speaking as Kinsey she sounds about the right age and social-level as Kinsey is meant to be.

I much prefer this narrator to Judy Kaye. I find Judy Kaye sounds far too old to be in her thirties and the male voices are painful to listen to, like some good ole boy that's over 80 years and squeeky with it.

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Great series!! I love Kensey Millhone's attitude!

Kensey's spunky attitude angry candy humor keeps me listening right through to them end. I enjoyed it immensely.

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Sad but good

Kinsey sets out on a missing person case with an 18 year history and some ghostly overtones.

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M is for Malice is one of the best of the series

This book has a more fleshed out storyline than most of the previous ones in the series. I really enjoyed it.

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loved it

This one just keeps you guessing until the end! it has an unexpected twist you don't see coming

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BEST ONE YET

Amazing! Best one yet. My goodness. It started so much like every other book but then knocked it out of the park!!

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Worth the read, enjoyed the mystery and suspense

Loved it this is her best book yet. The tri-angle was an interesting twist along with many others.

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Twists & Turns

Always holds my interest. Like the returning characters & their stories. Really like Kinsey Milhone's character. Like Sue Grafton's style. Usually always has parts that tug at your heart strings.

Loved the surprise ending! Had no idea.