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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,664 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: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375419614
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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.


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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 2/20/2014

    " Second in the series...much better ending then the first book had. A light and fun read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 2/16/2014

    " Second book of Grafton's...the endings are tied up too quickly but I think I will read a few more. I was glad to read later that Grafton made an error with the car keys late in the book. Other than that, I am enjoying these, but still won't rate above three stars yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion | 2/14/2014

    " Kinsey Millhone is back. She's looking for a woman, and she feels it's related to a recent crime. I can't tell you more. Good book, good story. Just what I expect from Sue Grafton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doni | 1/29/2014

    " Everything I've heard about early alphabet Grafton, and much more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 1/21/2014

    " I have enjoyed this author. I loved being a detective, so I loved reading these mysteries, written from the perspective of the detective. By about 'Q' her books really get to be more graphic and I have not enjoyed the later part of the alphabet as much as the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kanika Arora | 1/17/2014

    " Delightfully fast paced and exciting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 1/11/2014

    " Cute series, but a bit fluffy "

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

    " When I picked this book up I just thought it was a boring old mystery. When I picked it up and started reading it my perspective totally changed. This book is good for people who have a interest in murder,mystery,and crime would love book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 12/23/2013

    " Enjoyed this book! Kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/17/2013

    " Good escapist reading. I enjoy Grafton's writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny Pennekamp | 12/9/2013

    " It was okay. Not the most thrilling plot ever. Kindof lulled you into Agatha Christie world. Also, I had to return it to the library before I found out what happened to the disappeared lady. I might recheck it out again sometime, but to be honest, I also might not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 12/7/2013

    " Just what I needed. Another murder mystery series to get addicted to. Good read. borrowed from a friend at work. Will have to get the first one. I wish we got into the main character a little more though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Feick | 12/5/2013

    " I enjoyed it, but don't know if I'm that motivated to keep going with the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/2/2013

    " Getting better. Will keep going through the alaphabet. Looking fowward to Kinsey's next adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 11/19/2013

    " This is my favorite Kinsey Millhone book. I thought the whole thing was really clever and it's the only one (that I've read) where I really hadn't figured the whole thing out before Kinsey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nam Lam | 9/18/2013

    " This is the first book in the series that I've read. And it is a silent thriller! It is something that will keep you on your toes at all times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magdo | 8/25/2013

    " Not the best crime novel to read. But if you have plenty of time and you don't know what to do, you can read it ;). The plot is not so complex and it can be read on the bus, in breaks or in parks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anthony B | 7/20/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 3/22/2013

    " I knew who it was from the beginning. Was this because I already read it a long time ago? I don't know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 3/3/2013

    " It was very good, I would have liked it better if I read more hten a page or two at a time. a lot of twists and turns in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 10/12/2012

    " The jury is still out on whether I will make it through this whole series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liann Walker | 9/17/2012

    " I really enjoy Sue Grafton. She has a dry and sassy sense of humor that I appreciate. She is good storyteller and it is always an easy and enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 H3dakota | 8/5/2012

    " I liked this one a bit more than the first, though again I had it figured out early & got pretty frustrated that she hadn't solved it sooner. LOL "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alcy_girl | 3/1/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Destiny | 2/22/2012

    " This is and J is for Judgement are my favorite books for the Sue Grafton series. Even if you'll never read the books you should definitely read these to books because they 're the bomb. I wonder what Grafton will name the Z book I think it's going to be Z is for Za End. Haha!!! :D "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dot | 9/24/2011

    " The storyline is disjointed. Character development is minimal - I did not relate to any of them or grow to care about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlaina | 9/1/2011

    " once again, Sue makes another classic for this book. so many twists and turns, ugh, perfect! Grafton "

  • 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 and has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards.