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3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (39 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: October 2005 ISBN: 9781415930144
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He calls himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he has for Kinsey is cut-and-dried: locate a kid who’s done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. Stiffed for the retainer, Kinsey finds out Limardo’s real name is John Daggett…ex-con, ex-liar, ex-alchy, currently dead.

The cops call it an accident but Kinsey differs. Look at his life! A lot of people hated him, from much-abused wives, to drug dealers out big money, to the families of five people he killed driving drunk. In short, Daggett wasn’t popular.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the things that makes Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone series so unfailingly entertaining is Millhone’s character. She’s the last one to cultivate eccentricities in the Nero Wolfe manner, and her unsentimental, loner’s-eye view of herself and the world keeps her feet on the ground. But her cases often get messy because she feels things strongly. This happens again, more satisfyingly than ever, in D is for Deadbeat.”

    Detroit News

  • “Kinsey Millhone has the characteristic persistence of the good private eye who won’t be deterred from digging out the truth. With skill, Grafton keeps not only her appealing detective but her readers on the edge to know more.”

    Ms. magazine

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 2/17/2014

    " i'm not a big fan of mystery but these are well written and easy reads "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crista | 1/27/2014

    " Grafton again doesn't really disappoint with this volume of the Kinsey Millhone series. Another good story and a nice quick read. It's refreshing sometimes to sit down with a story that just unfolds without too much contemplation and you don't want to put down. I should have seen the twist coming sooner than I did, but still satisfied with the outcome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 1/12/2014

    " I will try one more. If I'm not wow'd I won't continue with the series. There are to many great books to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry Ford | 1/6/2014

    " She writes a nice story - not heavy reading usually a couple of small twists - what I would call a relaxing read. Will continue with the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shahrun | 1/4/2014

    " This book surprised me - in a good way. Long time ago (when I was still at school), I had (may sill have) a copy of B is for Burglar. I couldn't get on with it. BUT, this one kept me guessing right up to the end. I think it is very well written. I definatly want to read more by this author now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charise | 12/22/2013

    " I started this yesterday and I am hooked. "

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

    " The pace of this book kept me reading and reading and reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 12/3/2013

    " This alphabet series keeps getting better and better. This is the fourth. Ok in the series and I think it was better than the last three. I will def keep reading these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/28/2013

    " Another of the alphabet series I enjoyed. They are usually humorous, romance, mystery, all wrapped into one. Not disappointed. A quick read too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 11/24/2013

    " Another twist at the end. Like I said, so long since I read these, it's like new. I had completely forgotten whodunit. The beatings to Kinsey's emotions are revelatory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 11/23/2013

    " I like these earlier books (like this one) better than the later ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tabatha | 11/8/2013

    " This series is really the first set of mystery books I've read and I never see the ending coming. Never know who did it, never feel trepidation, excitement, fear. Eventually someone will try to kill Kinsey and they probably did it. huh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Huhn | 9/27/2013

    " Didn't like who the murder was and how it ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lundy | 9/25/2013

    " Alvin Limardo hires Kinsey to deliver $25,000. However, before she can do the job, Alvin's check to Kinsey bounces. When Kinsey sets off to find Alvin, she finds that he's widely despised by his family and others. After Alvin turns up dead, the list of suspects rapidly mounts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 9/21/2013

    " A nice and easy detective mystery great for passing time. I am very fond of this entire series of books. They certainly aren't a literary marvel but they are fun and light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/6/2013

    " This book has so many red herrings and changes that my head went all asplodey. I didn't see a lot of things coming and was totally surpised by the ending. With each novel in this series Kinsey becomes more real and more of a friend. a truly great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K8e | 8/1/2013

    " Not my favorite letter so far. But, good nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 H3dakota | 4/15/2013

    " With each book, Grafton is getting better at telling her story without letting on who the guilty party is. I'm liking the stories better as I move through the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 3/24/2013

    " Again another great little detective story, these are hard to put down "

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

    " It's one of those that takes you thru twists and turns and you wonder how you got there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thenerdmom | 8/21/2012

    " I read all the books in this series. They are nothing earth-shattering and after reading a few, you can see the formula. But I like the Kinsey character and they are easy and fun to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephen Lawton | 7/11/2012

    " Urgh. This was terrible. I cared for nothing that was happening other than noticing Kinsey finally had sex, which is ironic given her name. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 7/7/2012

    " The ending of the book was surprising. She gets better with each book in the series. On to E! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mishka | 6/26/2012

    " This one was pretty good....back to the first books again. I figured it out before she told me but was still sad to realize I was right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish (trishie7) | 2/22/2012

    " a nice mystery. enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Argillis Gillis | 10/4/2011

    " I love reading these books. :) They get me thinking and bring out the curious side of me. I never wanna finish the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K1d2 | 9/20/2011

    " I am attempting again to read this series in order in its entirety. An entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 7/1/2011

    " I'm really enjoying this series. It's my impression that the writing has improved in C is for Corpse and D is for Deadbeat. I'm enjoying the characters more and more. I can't say that I wasn't eager to see how things were going to progress with Jonah in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roy | 5/23/2011

    " First in the series - makes you want to read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 5/20/2011

    " This is the book that started it all. I have been a Kinsey fanatic ever since.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadia | 5/15/2011

    " Perfect rainy day reading. Easy reading mystery thriller. Some weeks you don't want to delve into a pulitzer, but just want to get lost in a good story. This is that kind of book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynk | 5/12/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 5/9/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ardie | 5/7/2011

    " I love the jaunt of these Kinsey Malone stories. "

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

    " Sudah lama g bc buku misteri, jdnya bc buku ini. Kasusnya cukup apik, cm penceritaannya gaya hollywood bgt. G ada yg istmw, tp lumayanlah, kayak nonton serial detektif di tv. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/28/2011

    " I read the Sue Grafton "Alphabet Series" many years ago, and loved them all. She's quite a good mystery writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 4/18/2011

    " Love these too. Similar to Janet Evanovich. Light and humorous.
    I'm up to the 'u' book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 4/16/2011

    " I'm starting from A and will get to Z when it comes out. Love this genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 4/15/2011

    " I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. The characters were interesting and many had unique personalities. I did manage to guess whom the killer was before the detective. A little more time on the post ending wrap up would have been nice, but otherwise the ending was entertaining. "

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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

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