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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Mary Peiffer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries Release Date:
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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.

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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 by 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 by 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 by Tamara Lohan | 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 by Timothy McNeil | 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. "

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