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Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Mary Peiffer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9781415930120
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Finding wealthy Elaine Boldt seems like a quickie  case to Kinsey Millhone. The flashy widow was last  seen wearing a $12,000 lynx coat, leaving her  condo in Santa Teresa for her condo in Boca Raton. But  somewhere in between, she vanished. Kinsey's case  goes from puzzling to sinister when a house is  torched, an apartment is burgled of worthless papers,  the lynx coat comes back without Elaine, and her  bridge partner is found dead. Soon Kinsey's clues  begin to form a capital M -- not for missing, but  for murder: and plenty of it.

Winner of the 1985  Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award and the  1985 Anthony Award for Best Novel. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exceptionally entertaining.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner.”

    Newsweek

  • “The best detective fiction I have read in years.”

    New York Times Book Review

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 2/18/2014

    " Very very average. perhaps slightly better than the A book. entirely readable. not particularly well done. I like her writing style, the plot though just goes all over the place. i feel like i need a chart of names at the beginning to help keep everyone straight in my mind ... then partway through the book i give up caring who's who, and i just read 'til it's over... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoy her books as a light read. Interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 2/11/2014

    " another good who done it book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 2/11/2014

    " I'm not sure that I care much for Kinsey as a PI (she seems kind of average, which isn't how I imagine most mystery authors handle their sleuths), but it is such a fun experience to get to know her (and Grafton has moments of literary brilliance when giving voice to Kinsey's thoughts) that I can get past that. You know, my own judgmental ignorance as to how PIs are supposed to be written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kay | 2/9/2014

    " Sorry did not like this book i read it through to see if it would get betterbut unfortunately not don't think i will be trying another by the author. Not enough bite in it for me with a title like it has it had no ump Sorry. "

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

    " Another great in the alphabet murders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenda | 2/5/2014

    " A good read, action, suspense. Well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 1/16/2014

    " Sue Grafton's Kinsey Malone series is an easy read. Although not action filled and a series that keeps you on the edge of the seat, it is still enjoyable and I like the Kinsey character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/16/2014

    " Just as good as the first book. I liked the twist in this a little better than Alibi and it was nice to see Grafton continue the character relationships. I see I will end reading all of the books in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/12/2014

    " Another great Kinsey Milhone adventure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magpie67 | 1/4/2014

    " Enjoying Kinsey the character very much. Love her Prologues and Epilogues! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alcy_girl | 12/28/2013

    " I love Kinsey! A great light suspense read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/18/2013

    " I will definatetly read her other books. The clerk at the book store told me all of the murders are ways Sue Grafton wanted to murder her husband while they were going thru a divorce! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 12/15/2013

    " Most perfect mystery novel EVER. Ha ha. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 12/9/2013

    " Kinsey just keeps getting better! It was a short book, but there were many times I lol due to Kinsey's asides. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynde | 10/7/2013

    " Very well written and interested me more in this author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Schanel | 9/13/2013

    " I really like the main character and the twist in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 9/2/2013

    " great series. Fun and easy for when you can't handle deep. (-: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed the mystery in this one. I can't really be convinced to care about main character Kinsey yet, though. There was a seriously boring, dysfunctional romance-like subthread that I could have done without. "

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

    " This was such a classic "who dunnit" that you cannot like it. I did feel there was a discrepency towards the end, but it was still a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charise | 4/25/2013

    " Could not put this down - I get so into the character and her life. I like that she is independent yet has falws that she is willing to admit to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie | 1/17/2013

    " Better than her first attempt. Definately will read more. I like Kinsey, who also seemed to grow a little herself. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peggy | 10/16/2012

    " I am having a hard time getting into her books. They are too slow for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 6/25/2012

    " A little predictable, but an enjoyable mystery novel. The ending was telegraphed fairly early, but I can see why people enjoy these stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kit | 3/20/2012

    " 5 stars despite including a cat said to be named after "charlie mingus, the jazz pianist." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 1/19/2012

    " Entertaining and a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linzay | 11/30/2011

    " I loved this one so much because I figured out whodunnit almost right away. I kept reading and then, what about the dental records!?? It turns out, I was right, anyway. I'm not bragging, this never happens. I love Kinsey, I'm going to try to read this series in order. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jannene | 6/5/2011

    " This was another good listen in this series. I like the narrator as well. It was a good plot and I really liked the characters. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ardie | 5/7/2011

    " Another jaunt. Light easy read. "

  • 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/10/2011

    " Didn't quite figure this one out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 2/9/2011

    " Much better than the first. I am going on the "C. "

About the Author

Sue Grafton (1940–2017) was 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, she earned new respect for the mystery form. Readers appreciate her writing’s buoyant style, eye for detail, deft hand with character, acute social observances, and abundant storytelling prowess. She has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and was a recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

About the Narrator

Mary Peiffer is an audiobook narrator, most known for her narration of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries.