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Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Judy Kaye Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9780739334003
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A Kinsey Millhone mystery. . . Good and bad things seem to be coming in threes for Kinsey Millhone: on her thirty-third birthday she moves back into her renovated apartment, gets hired to find an elderly lady supposedly living in the Mojave Desert by herself, and makes the top of ex-con Tyrone Patty's hit list. It's the last that convinces Kinsey even she can't handle whoever's been hired to whack her, and she gets herself a bodyguard: Robert Dietz, a Porsche-driving P.I. who takes guarding Kinsey's body very seriously. With Dietz watching her for the merest sign of her usual recklessness, Kinsey plunges into her case. And before it's over, she'll unearth the gruesome truth about a long-buried betrayal and, in the process, come fact-to-face with her own mortality. . . . Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 2/15/2014

    " This story was full of suspense and very fun to read. Another good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bin | 2/8/2014

    " This book will be my last one of this series. I am not very impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lundy | 2/5/2014

    " There's a lot going on is G is for Gumshoe. Kinsey is hired to find her client's missing mother in the Mojave Desert. She also learns that a criminal she helped nab has hired a hit man to kill her. The two plots revolve around Kinsey's efforts to find the missing woman and evade a killer. She enlists help, hiring a body guard. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 1/31/2014

    " It never was clear why G is for Gumshoe. Maybe I have missed some sort of literary verbiage or crime speak? I found this book to be rather annoying. The story line was strange and Grafton tried to merge two rather large plots into one story. I'm not sure if it worked or not. With the success of her books overall people would say it worked but Grafton has a cult following of sorts, which is the mystery I'm still trying to figure out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/29/2014

    " Kinsey is on a hit list and hires a male bodyguard type while she tries and figures out who is after her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellisse | 1/24/2014

    " The plot of this book was a little weak. And the ending sucked.. But it was good that Kinsey is starting to be less of a jerk. I hope this dietz character is in more books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nerissa | 1/22/2014

    " another easy read by grafton "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 1/20/2014

    " Good plot, good mystery. As you read these stories, Kinsey starts to become a more fleshed out character. "

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

    " Typical Grafton story. I would call her a template writer. She is not complex but maintains your interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 12/29/2013

    " Enjoyed this one. Great read for traveling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/21/2013

    " Another gripping read from Sue Grafton, this one has even more action in it than normal as Kinsey is avoiding a hitman at the same time as solving an unrelated mystery! Loved this one, lots of action and the introduction of a new character producing a new relationship. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aleksandra | 12/12/2013

    " My first & last Grafton. "

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

    " This one had a lot of potential. But I don't think it quite hit it. It was still a good story though. "

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

    " I caught the Bronte reference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 11/13/2013

    " I love her style of writing w/ the exception of the language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kricket | 10/7/2013

    " in which kinsey drives to the mojave dessert with a price on her head. kinsey, don't escape from your bodyguard when there's a trained assassin on your trail. it's stupid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 9/30/2013

    " One of my favorites so far! But I'm trying to figure out why non of Kinsey's loves stick around!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sasha | 9/11/2013

    " I finally gave up on the series after listening to this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cactuskid2 | 6/25/2013

    " Not many books have a setting around Brawley, CA and the Salton Sea - a place I am familiar with. Of course the rest is around Kinsey's home town of Santa Teresa (which is a made-up town)along the coast. This one was good and moved right along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 6/12/2013

    " This is a good, suspense-filled detective series. Be aware the series has strong language and adult situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S.D. | 12/31/2012

    " Exactly what I look for in a Grafton book. Finished it in less than 24 hours. :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olga | 12/3/2012

    " It's... ok. Confusing relationships, and a dismayingly flat end to the book. The protagonist is very down to earth, funny, appealing. The mystery was "solved" but no motive was explained... leaves you asking "Ok, but whyyyy?" Can't say I'd read another one of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 8/20/2012

    " 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. By the letter G the books are finally starting to get longer with a little more substance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 5/11/2012

    " Pretty good. I really like spending some time with Kinsey Milhone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boneist | 1/15/2012

    " Why yes, I am devouring these books? What of it?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope | 6/14/2011

    " See my review on Sue Grafton's "A is for Alibi" for info on what I think of this series. "

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

    " Sue Grafton has certainly proved herself as a top-notch author! Did I mention that she really appreciates her readers?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 5/13/2011

    " One summer I read all of her books (probably 10-12 were published at the time), and G is for Gumshoe sticks out in my brain as being a great, suspenseful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 5/8/2011

    " Another great Kinsey Millhone novel... this time Kinsey is hired to find an elderly woman, while being pursued by a hit man. Little does she know how much danger she is in, or what kind of mystery the old woman has. A thriller to the very end! "

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

    " Kinsey Millhone's P.I. work put her life on the line and what seemed like touch and go, her instincts got her out of a very precarious situation. Another wonderful read! "

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

    " Exactly what I look for in a Grafton book. Finished it in less than 24 hours. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 2/15/2011

    " Good plot, good mystery. As you read these stories, Kinsey starts to become a more fleshed out character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 1/15/2011

    " Well I love it, the character of Kinsey is really opening up and we are seeing into her. She is one complex lady. I like it! Definately next please. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/14/2011

    " You have to love Grafton's character Kinsey Milhone, PI. She works in the same fictional town in California as Ross Macdonald's sleuth Archer. That alone recommends her. All her books are good, this happens to be my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/1/2011

    " Grafton's books are, for me, consistently entertaining and satisfying. "

  • 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 Nancy | 12/18/2010

    " Book #102 for the 2010 52 Books in 52 Week Ravelry Challenge. "

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

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.