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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (56,603 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Judy Kaye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9780739333952
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Plenty of people in the picturesque town of Santa Teresa, California, wanted Laurence Fife, a ruthless divorce attorney, dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, who was convicted of the crime.

Now, eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killer her husband. Kinsey must pursue a trail that's eight years old: one that leads from a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted; to a lawyer defensively loyal to his dead partner - and disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for far too few skills.

This train will twist to include them all, with Kinsey following every turn until it finally twists back on itself and she fins herself face-to-face with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edelhart Kempeneers | 2/8/2014

    " Ik overwoog de reeks te lezen, maar ik denk dat ik het bij eentje hou... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine | 2/8/2014

    " Fun series but sometimes a bit descriptive but as I have recently visited Santa Barbara are looking forward to the next in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 2/7/2014

    " The last 20 pages were great. The secondary subplot (insurance fraud case) was more fun than the main story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/7/2014

    " I am such a fan of Sue Grafton and Kinsey Milhone. I have read every one of her books; I anxiously await the release of each new title from her. This first book is still my favorite, although they are all good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 1/25/2014

    " I actually read these a long time ago. I can't believe I remembered who the bad guy was going to be from the beginning of the book. Hmm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mardel Fehrenbach | 1/25/2014

    " This was a pleasant enough little romp and I enjoyed it for what it was. The characterizations were a bit stiff, the plot was obvious and I figured out who the killer was before the first body fell, but it was a pleasant enough way to pass the time. I enjoyed it enough that I will read more, although not perhaps too rapidly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Lawson | 1/25/2014

    " Not to terribly impressed with the character or this author's writing. The descriptions were not very well thought out. The mystery, however wasn't bad, and some of the other character's were pretty good. I just wasn't to impressed with the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirley Midgett | 1/24/2014

    " I think I have read all of these also altho I did not read them in order and so the sequencing is confusing to me. Initially I liked the fact that the detective stayed frozen in time but now I find the lack of technology to just be frustrating and playing to the reaganesque nostalgia crowd. I hope she finished Z and starts a new series with a heroine that actually has a cellphone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vic | 1/23/2014

    " Sue Grafton and her PI Kinsey Milhone have given me a good ride, I mean read! I have read all of these novels, and she has never let me down. Genuine characters and a great detective with a lot of heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisamarie | 1/18/2014

    " I liked this book. It was a little predictable and I am not yet sure if I will continue reading her series... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan Dion | 1/5/2014

    " Tough talking renegade P.I. with a soft side. Guess it wasn't as much of a cliche when it was written. Lightweight, quickie murder mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 EMP | 12/26/2013

    " It was fine. Ending was one of those rush jobs where everything is tied up nice and neat. I wouldn't recommend this book to a friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Stephenson | 12/22/2013

    " Though portraying vastly different worlds, I noted a structural similarity between this and Margery Allingham's Death of a Ghost. In both books the evil perpetrator is known fairly early on and in both a very tense stretto finale is achieved in which the hero-heroine is seriously jeopardised. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 12/21/2013

    " It was hard to really get into this book. The narrative was hard for me to get through at first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 12/16/2013

    " I'm pretty sure I haven't missed a "single letter". So, cool is Kinsey Millhone and truly an old friend when one needs a fun read. I give all stories 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 12/14/2013

    " Light, fairly interesting mystery, but don't know if I'd get into all the other letters with her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Walters | 12/4/2013

    " This book was a good mystery but it was just another run of the mill book to me. I didn't get nervous or have a hard time figuring out who did it. It wasn't a terribly exciting read but it wasn't a bad one either. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia Wachowski | 10/24/2013

    " Very average; don't need to read anymore of the alphabet mysteries "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rpancer | 9/20/2013

    " Enjoyed first books but find reading the last few is more of a chore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollytrank | 6/29/2013

    " Have read the entire alphabet series and love them all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 6/6/2013

    " Very easy to read. Plot was ok and fairly standard. Will read at least one more of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Hlavka | 4/23/2013

    " This was the first in the series. Sue goes throught the alphabet with her titles. Kinsey is a great PI....and you can't wait to read the next book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynk | 4/10/2013

    " meh ... it was too easy to figure out "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 1/8/2013

    " Easy, entertaining, predictable without overly complicated plots. Ms. Grafton's earlier novels are much better than the ones after Kinsey discovers she has living family, IMO. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanno66 | 12/30/2012

    " I have read every book in the series thus far and love each one of them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cupof Tea | 8/4/2011

    " I listened to this book on tape back when I was homeschooled. I loved listening while doing origami or drawing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dominique | 7/10/2011

    " Excellent start to this series!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Mccorry | 6/4/2011

    " The Alphabet series of books by Sue Grafton feature Kinsey Millhone, a single female working as a private investigator. Each book in the series starts a few weeks after the previous book finishes. I thoroughly recommend this series which is now up to "V is for Vengeance" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia Baker | 6/1/2011

    " have read just about all the alphabet stories by Sue Grafton...have one first edition book signed by her obtained at a reading in Northern California...will probably finish out her series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 5/21/2011

    " As poorly written as the first in the series, but with way too much foreshadowing. The "mystery" was obvious from the beginning of the book and I only finished it to see if I was wrong. I wasn't, and I don't believe I'll be reading any more of Sue Grafton's work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 cindy | 5/4/2011

    " Masih sama seperti seri sblmnya, malah lebih tertebak lagi jln ceritanya. Kayaknya mau dibikin tradisi neegh, tiap akhir novel, si Kinsey masuk rs mulu. ^_^ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/4/2011

    " Another good one. Keeps m e reading!!!!! Hard to put down.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 4/1/2011

    " Easy read - nice little twist at the end I didn't see coming. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresafic | 3/27/2011

    " The book was ok. A very fast read. The person who hired her and her husband might have made for an interesting side story, but they felt like nothing but a red herring. They were dropped in the middle of the story and then forgotten with the sole purpose seemingly to make them suspects. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thom | 3/27/2011

    " Ok, but liked "A" better, lets see what the rest of the alphabet has to offer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 3/19/2011

    " I liked this one in the series more than the first. It had some good thrills, filled with great characters and was a quick read I finished in one day, can't wait to read more in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 3/4/2011

    " Totally different than her first book but just as great. I figured out who was the killer but didn't realize who they actually were. Can't wait to start "C". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/24/2011

    " A very compelling tale of missing persons, burglary, murder and investigation. Grafton's heroine is genuine, flawed, courageous, and relatable. This series is a must-read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anthony | 2/21/2011

    " I think it's time to end this series for me "

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About the Author
Author Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton is a New York Times bestselling author published in twenty-eight countries and twenty-six languages. She began her alphabet series in 1982, and they have become international bestsellers, with readership in the millions. Like Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, Grafton has earned new respect for the mystery form. Readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling prowess. She has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and is a recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

About the Narrator

Judy Kaye is a singer and actress best known for her long runs in Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, and Mamma Mia! In 2012, she earned a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get it. She has also appeared in numerous plays and operas.