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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,906 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: 9780739333976
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He called himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he had for Kinsey was cut-and-dried: locate a kid who’d done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. It was only later, after he’d stiffed her for her retainer, that Kinsey found out his name was Daggett—John Daggett, ex-con, inveterate liar, chronic drunk, and dead. The cops called it an accident: death by drowning. Kinsey wasn’t so sure.

Pulled into the detritus of a dead man’s life, Kinsey soon realizes that Daggett had an awful lot of enemies. There’s the daughter who grew up with a cheating drunk for a father and the wife who’s become a religious nut in response to an intolerable marriage. There’s the lady who thought she was Mrs. Daggett—and has the bruises to prove it—only to discover the legal Mrs. D. And there are the drug dealers out $25,000. But most of all, there are the families of the five people John Daggett killed, victims of his wild, drunken driving. The DA called it vehicular manslaughter and put him away for two years. The families called it murder and had very good reason to want John Daggett dead.

Deft, cunning, and clever, this latest Millhone mystery also confronts some messy truths, for, as Kinsey herself says, “Some debts of the human soul are so enormous only life itself is sufficient forfeit”—but as she’d be the first to admit, murder is not a socially acceptable solution.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Randall | 2/12/2014

    " This was quite an interesting read...it provided some insight into Kinsey - who she is and why she might be that way! I'm still waiting for some of the other characters to pop back in so that they might brighten up the story line...perhaps that wouldn't have worked in this one though!!! This is the darkest read out of the previous 3 books and you can see Kinsey letting her emotions get in the way of her job in this one! Jonah comes back into this one again...i suspect we might be seeing a bit more of him too in the future books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 2/11/2014

    " Kinsey is a likable heroine and this series of A to ? are fun and easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom Walton | 2/7/2014

    " I always enjoy a Kinsey Millhone adventure. Recommended for a light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 1/30/2014

    " Another reasonable plot in this detective series. Easy to read and with enough to keep the reader interested until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mishka | 1/27/2014

    " 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 Lynne Ward | 1/18/2014

    " I like the character of Kinsey Malone. She is not the typical PI character and the cases are interesting with a bit of a twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thenerdmom | 1/14/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/13/2014

    " Great read, and sad in a way that works well in this genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 1/12/2014

    " I'm loving the alphabet series! Can't get enough! E is for..... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Gooderham | 1/9/2014

    " First time I have read one of these books. It was ok. Lots of twist and turns which keeps you hooked and the story running along quite nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi (awesome group member) | 12/7/2013

    " I liked this one the best so far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristi | 12/3/2013

    " I have about 5 Grafton books sitting around and decided to get through them. They are alright but she is no Janet Evanovich or James Patterson so say the least. These books are good to pick up if you're into murder/mystery and need a book to fill the time before you grab one you really want to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 11/30/2013

    " The more I read about Kinsey Milhone, the more I like these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tabatha | 11/30/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 11/25/2013

    " yet another good standard in this series. didn't see the ending coming. well, i wouldn't have seen it, had i not *accidentally* flipped to the back before i was done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 11/23/2013

    " I'm trying to recall which Sue Grafton book I read first. Suffice it to say that it was good enough that I have every book in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 11/11/2013

    " This Murder Mystery was a little on the dark side for my tastes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris Whitney | 11/10/2013

    " Same as I wrote about Dick Francis - garbage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimz Zahour | 10/13/2013

    " Liking Kinsey more every book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne | 9/26/2013

    " 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 Karen | 9/20/2013

    " These books are easy reading, entertaining, perfect for bedtime! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Dietz | 7/27/2013

    " Sue Grsfton is great fiction! I really enjoy her work - relaxing and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg Davies | 7/24/2013

    " I like your style Miss Grafron. I really hope that the alphabet is complete by the time I get to Z. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 7/24/2013

    " I enjoyed it and unlike most mysteries, I wasn't able to guess who done it and that's always fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish (trishie7) | 6/11/2013

    " a nice mystery. enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty | 10/9/2012

    " Kinsey always keeps my attention. Even when she accepts a job just to pay the bills, she gets snookered with a bad check. Then the bad check writer is found dead. Most would have said, "Good riddance!", but not our Kinsey. She has to find out who dun it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 9/1/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Huskey | 5/3/2012

    " Another good, quick audiobook in this series by Sue Grafton. It's fun to listen to while I am crocheting or playing games or walking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Jones | 4/11/2012

    " The usual gripping suspense kind of novel that we love from Sue Grafton. If you've read the ABC, then this is for you. As the pages turn, you will be kept guessing who the killer could be. I felt sure I knew, but I didn't. Exciting book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/11/2012

    " Another good fast mystery in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 10/26/2011

    " I've been doing audio books in the car lately. Although this one is on CD, I discovered that there are many books to download for free from my library system. Very cool. You download them and they expire in 21 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Boyd | 8/29/2011

    " I'm glad that I decided to listen to this series, it just keeps getting better and better....... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thasc | 8/14/2011

    " I didn't guess who the killer was until the last minute. Not a bad story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margiek2000 | 5/24/2011

    " Remains one of my favorite writers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 5/11/2011

    " Kinsey is hired to deliver a check by a deadbeat that has just been released from prison. It turns out to be a much more complicated task than she signed up for, especially when her client ends up dead. I enjoyed this book until the end, which I found a little disturbing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 4/7/2011

    " I cannot get enough of Kinsey Millhone. Another great novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/7/2011

    " Yet another very god read from Sue!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayla | 3/22/2011

    " My favorite of the Kinsey Millhones so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 3/8/2011

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsy | 3/3/2011

    " Not my favorite of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/14/2011

    " Loved this book not fond of the ending though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/12/2011

    " The end of this one was unexpected in my view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kzcav | 1/25/2011

    " I have all of her books an in the alphabet series up to T (Jan 2011)
    and I re read them all the time. I think of Kinsey as a friend! "

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

    " 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 Thenerdmom | 12/31/2010

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/27/2010

    " Enjoyed this fourth book in the series. Suspenseful. Whodunit was a surprise. "

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