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“Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. ‘And just like that,’ she says, ‘the lid to Pandora’s box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself.'”
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READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL! Take it from the top in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton’s knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone—and a hot new attitude—to crime fiction… A IS FOR AVENGER A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she’s got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. A IS FOR ACCUSED That’s why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and needs Kinsey’s help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki’s bad name won’t be easy. A IS FOR ALIBI If there’s one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it’s playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer—and sharper—than she imagined. “A” Is for Alibi “B” Is for Burglar “C” Is for Corpse “D” Is for Deadbeat “E” Is for Evidence “F” Is for Fugitive “G” Is for Gumshoe “H” Is for Homicide “I” Is for Innocent “J” Is for Judgment “K” Is for Killer “L” is for Lawless “M” Is for Malice “N” Is for Noose “O” Is for Outlaw “P” Is for Peril “Q” Is for Quarry “R” Is for Ricochet “S” Is for Silence “T” Is for Trespass “U” Is for Undertow “V” Is for Vengeance “W” Is for Wasted “X”
B is for Burglar, from Sue Grafton’s #1 New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series Beverly Danziger looked like an expensive, carefully wrapped package from a good but conservative shop. Only her compulsive chatter hinted at the nervousness beneath her cool surface. It was a nervousness out of all proportion to the problem she placed before Kinsey Millhone. There was an absent sister. A will to be settled–a matter of only a few thousand dollars. Mrs. Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars. And she didn’t seem like someone longing for a family reunion. Still, business was slow, and even a private investigator has bills to pay. Millhone took the job. It looked routine. Elaine Boldt’s wrappings were a good deal flashier than her sister’s, but they signaled the same thing: The lady had money. A rich widow in her early forties, she owned a condo in Boca Raton and another in Santa Teresa. According to the manager of the California building, she was last seen draped in her $12,000 lynx coat heading for Boca Raton. According to the manager of the Florida building, she never got there. But someone else had and she was camping out illegally in Mrs. Boldt’s apartment. The job was beginning to seem a bit less routine. It turned tricky when Beverly Danziger ordered Millhone to drop the case and it took on an ominous quality when Aubrey Danziger surfaced, making all kinds of wild accusations about his wife. But it only became sinister when Millhone learned that just days before Elaine Boldt went missing, her next-door neighbor and bridge partner had been murdered and the killer was still at large. A house destroyed by arson. A brutally murdered a woman. A missing lynx coat. An apartment burgled of valueless papers, another ransacked in a melée of mindless destruction. And more murder. As Millhone digs deeper into the case, she finds herself in a nightmarish hall of mirrors in which reality is distorted by illusion and nothing–except danger–is quite what it seems. “A” Is for Alibi “B” Is for Burglar “C” Is for Corpse “D” Is for Deadbeat “E” Is for Evidence “F” Is for Fugitive “G” Is for Gumshoe “H” Is for Homicide “I” Is for Innocent “J” Is for Judgment “K” Is for Killer “L” is for Lawless “M” Is for Malice “N” Is for Noose “O” Is for Outlaw “P” Is for Peril “Q” Is for Quarry “R” Is for Ricochet “S” Is for Silence “T” Is for Trespass “U” Is for Undertow “V” Is for Vengeance “W” Is for Wasted “X”
Includes stories that detail Alphabet series heroine Kinsey Millhone’s origins, as well as true tales of the author’s past.
After a recent reference to a kidnapping triggers a flood of memories, unemployed college dropout Michael Sutton hires Kinsey Millhone to locate a four-year-old girl’s remains and find the men who killed her.
A spiderweb of dangerous relationships lies at the heart of this daring Kinsey Millhone mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton. Private detective Kinsey Millhone feels a bit out of place in any department store’s lingerie section, but she’s entirely in her element when she puts a stop to a brazen shoplifting spree. For her trouble she nearly gets run over in the parking lot by one of the fleeing thieves–and later learns that the one who didn’t get away has been found dead in an apparent suicide. But Audrey Vance’s grieving fiance suspects murder and hires Kinsey to investigate a case that will reveal a big story behind a small crime and lead her into a web that connects a shadowy “private banker,” an angry trophy wife, a spoiled kid with a spiraling addiction, and a brutal killer without a conscience…
“X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss. X: The shortest entry in Webster’s Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: think xylophone. X: The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet. Sue Grafton’s X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim”–
THE FINAL INSTALLMENT IN SUE GRAFTON’S ALPHABET SERIES WINNER OF THE ANTHONY/BILL CRIDER AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL IN A SERIES Private investigator Kinsey Millhone confronts her darkest and most disturbing case in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Sue Grafton. In 1979, four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate—and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state’s evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it’s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents—until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That’s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he’s not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find…
Eighteen years after the body of an unidentified young woman is discovered in a quarry off California’s Highway 1, two police detectives nearing retirement enlist Kinsey Millhone’s aid to help identify the long-ago murder victim.
Kinsey Millhone trusts her life to her instincts as her investigation into the disappearance of a renowned physician takes her into a dark and dangerous world of duplicity, betrayal, and double-dealing, in the noir-influenced novel by the author of fifteen mysteries spanning the first two-thirds of the alphabet. 750,000 first printing.
A seemingly straightforward assignment to “babysit” Reba Lafferty, a wealthy and spoiled young woman just out of prison on probation from the California Institution for Women for embezzlement, turns unexpectedly dangerous for Kinsey Milhone when one of Reba’s former associates is suddenly very much back in the picture.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I cherish my unmarried state. Iâe(tm)m female, twice divorced, no kids and no close family ties. Iâe(tm)m perfectly content to do what I do . . . It was two days after Christmas when Kinsey Millhone received the bank slip showing a credit for five thousand dollars. The account number was correct but Kinsey hadnâe(tm)t made the deposit. Then came the phone call and suddenly everything became clear. The frame-up was working and Kinsey was trapped . . . âe~Grafton on form yet againâe(tm) The Times
The first three alphabet crime novels–A Is for Alibi, B Is for Burglar, and C Is for Corpse–appear in an omnibus edition that chronicles the exploits and cases of female private detective Kinsey Milhone.
When Kinsey Millhone’s landlord asks her to help deceased World War II vet Johnnie Lee’s family find out why the military has no record of his service, she thinks it’ll be a cinch. But she is about to meet her match in world-class prevaricators who take her for the ride of her life. When Lee’s apartment in burgled and a man named Ray Rawson, who claims to be an old friend of Lee’s, is beaten up, Kinsey soon finds herself on the trail of a pregnant woman with a duffel bag. Soon the intrepid P.I. is following leads halfway across the country and encountering another man from Lee’s past—a vengeful psychopath. Stalked by a new enemy and increasingly suspicious of Rawson—not to mention running out of time and money—now Kinsey must steer a collision course to solve a decades-old mystery that some would like better left unsolved….
How do you go about solving an attempted murder when the victim has lost a good part of his memory? It’s one of Kinsey’s toughest cases yet, but she never backs down from a challenge. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The crash left Bobby with a clouded memory. But he can’t shake the feeling it was no random accident and that he’s still in danger… The only clues Kinsey has to go on are a little red address book and the name “Blackman.” Bobby can’t remember who he gave the address book to for safekeeping. And any chances of Bobby regaining his memory are dashed when he’s killed in another automobile accident just three days after he hires Kinsey. As Kinsey digs deeper into her investigation, she discovers Bobby had a secret worth killing for—and unearthing that secret could send Kinsey to her own early death…
Sociopath Solana Rojas uses a stolen identity as a private caregiver to gain access to her intended victims while endeavoring to outmaneuver private investigator Kinsey Millhone.
Thirty-four years after Violet Sullivan’s unexplained disappearance, Daisy–the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter she left behind–enlists the assistance of private detective Kinsey Millhone to help her find the truth.
“Grafton keeps pulling out surprises—and pulling us in.” —Entertainment Weekly O is for once upon a time. . . Let’s talk about Kinsey’s past. We know of the aunt who raised her, the second husband who left her, and her long-lost family up the California coast. But what about Kinsey’s husband number one? He was always a blip on the radar—until now. O is for old secrets… Kinsey receives a call from a random guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. Last week, he bought a stack of boxes—and Kinsey’s name turned up inthem. For thirty bucks, Kinsey buys the lot and finds, among piles of childhood memorabilia, an undelivered letter from a long, long time ago. O is for outlaw. The old letter forces Kinsey to recall and reexamine her first failed marriage. It also sheds new light on a murder case gone cold—one that puts her life in the gravest peril. And from which there is no turning back. . .
“My name is Kinsey Millhone and I’m a private detective. I’m thirty-two years old, and I live and work in Santa Terersa, in Southern California. A few days ago, I got shot – but I must tell the story from the beginning. On a fine morning early in June, I was in my office on State Street. It was just before nine o’clock. There was a knock at the door and a woman came in. She was in her late thirties. She was small, with shiny black hair and bright blue eyes. She was well dressed. “I’m Beverley Danziger,” the woman said. “I’m hoping that you can find my sister for me.” — Cover.
Another “IRRESISTIBLE” (Baltimore Sun) novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton I IS FOR IF . . . Five years ago David Barney was acquitted of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle. Now, Isabelle’s ex-husband, Ken Voigt—who is suing Barney for her estate—is claiming the jury made a fatal mistake… I IS FOR INDICTMENT . . . Enter P.I. Kinsey Millhone, who takes the Barney case over from a former colleague…and comes up with more questions than answers. Why are Mr. Barney’s witnesses denying ever having spoken to him? Why did Isabelle have so many enemies—including but not limited to her best friend, Voight’s second wife, and her own twin sister? I IS FOR INNOCENT But the most troubling question of all is: Why is it that everything David Barney has to say about his beloved Isabelle still checks out? Now it’s up to Kinsey to figure out who’s getting away with murder . . . .before she courts her own. The New York Times #1 bestselling series reissued for a whole new generation of readers! “A” Is for Alibi “B” Is for Burglar “C” Is for Corpse “D” Is for Deadbeat “E” Is for Evidence “F” Is for Fugitive “G” Is for Gumshoe “H” Is for Homicide “I” Is for Innocent “J” Is for Judgment “K” Is for Killer “L” is for Lawless “M” Is for Malice “N” Is for Noose “O” Is for Outlaw “P” Is for Peril “Q” Is for Quarry “R” Is for Ricochet “S” Is for Silence “T” Is for Trespass “U” Is for Undertow “V” Is for Vengeance “W” Is for Wasted “X”
The thirteenth novel in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series, now with a stunning new look. M is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California. M is for the Malek family: four sons now nearing middle age who stand to inherit a fortune – four men with very different temperaments and needs, linked only by blood and money. Eighteen years ago, one of them – angry, troubled and in trouble – went missing. M is for Millhone, now hired to trace that missing black sheep brother. And, in brutal consequence, M is for murder…
A Is for Alibi & B Is for Burglar collects the first two novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton… In A is for Alibi, tough-talking private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal attachments, she’s got a soft spot for lost causes. That’s why she draws clients like Nikki Fife. Nikki is out on parole after serving time for allegedly killing her husband, and needs Kinsey’s help to find the real killer. But clearing Nikki’s name won’t be easy…. In B is for Burglar, Kinsey is reluctant to take on the case of locating Beverly Danziger’s sister Elaine. It’s a small matter that Beverly should be able to handle herself. So why is she enlisting Kinsey’s services? And if there’s something she’s learned in her line of work, it’s to always follow your instincts…
Being a twice-divorced, happily independent loner has worked like a charm for P.I. Kinsey Millhone—until holiday weekends like this one roll around. What she needs is a little diversion to ward off the blues. She gets her much-needed distraction with a case that places her career on the line. And if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, her ex-husband, who walked out on her eight years ago, pops back on the radar… It all begins with a $5,000 deposit made into Kinsey’s bank account. Problem is she’s not the one who deposited the money. But when she’s accused of being on the take in an industrial arson case, Kinsey realizes someone is framing her… Now Kinsey’s working for herself. But with new evidence—and corpses—surfacing around her, she’s going to have to act quickly to clear her name before she loses her career, her reputation—and quite possibly her life…
The seventh exhilarating Kinsey Millhone mystery from Sue Grafton
Last updated on Monday, August 16, 2021