Kinsey Millhone Mysteries

26 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 28,361 ratings

A is for Alibi Publisher's Summary

When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. Plenty of people had reason to want him dead. But the police thought his wife Nikki , with motive, access and opportunity, was the #1 suspect. The jury thought so too.

Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki hires Kinsey Millhone, a gutsy P.I., to find the real killer. The trail is cold, but Kinsey finds a lead that brings her face-to-face with the murderer!

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!

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  • Book 1

    • A is for Alibi

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,979
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,421
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,427

    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!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly Narrated

    • By Gene on 11-13-05

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 2

    • B is for Burglar

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 849
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Back again for B is for Burglar

    • By JOSEPH on 07-09-12

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  • Book 3

    • C is for Corpse

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect escapist listening

    • By Louisiana on 10-09-10

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  • Book 4

    • D is for Deadbeat

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • narrator not great love series

    • By Lish71 on 07-20-17

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  • Book 5

    • E is for Evidence

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469

    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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bravo! My kinda woman!

    • By Carol on 04-03-06

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  • Book 6

    • F is for Fugitive

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • F is for Faithful Filler

    • By Simone on 10-27-13

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  • Book 7

    • G is for Gumshoe

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Pfeiffer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Sound Editing

    • By James on 09-13-07

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  • Book 8

    • H is for Homicide

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abrupt Ending!

    • By James on 11-03-07

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  • Book 9

    • I Is for Innocent

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Is for Innocent: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • By R. Pontiflet on 07-31-17

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  • Book 10

    • J Is for Judgment

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator oopsy

    • By Jesus loves you on 09-09-17

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  • Book 11

    • K Is for Killer

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

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

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Weak Entry in the Kinsey Millhone Series

    • By Bill on 07-08-12

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  • Book 12

    • L Is for Lawless

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Kim on 02-09-15

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  • Book 13

    • M is for Malice

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good book

    • By Stanley on 05-12-06

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  • Book 14

    • N is for Noose

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Mary Peiffer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Quite good until the very end

    • By Nina on 11-02-04

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  • Book 15

    • O is for Outlaw

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 535

    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!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Liked the book, but not the recorded quality

    • By Robin M Lowe on 06-16-09

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  • Book 16

    • P is for Peril

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 743
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged all the way!

    • By Inga Duncan on 06-26-03

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  • Book 17

    • Q is for Quarry

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Louise on 01-09-04

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  • Book 18

    • R is for Ricochet

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kinsey in Love?

    • By Bill on 09-20-12

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  • Book 19

    • S is for Silence

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,077
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fell Short

    • By Carrie on 02-14-06

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  • Book 20

    • T Is for Trespass

    • A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
    • By: Sue Grafton
    • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Simon gives it thumbs down:-(

    • By Nina on 01-01-08

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