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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,434 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: September 2007 ISBN: 9780739359129
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Five years ago, when Jaffe’s thirty-five foot Fuji ketch was found drifting off the Baja coast, it seemed a sure thing he’d gone overboard. The note he left behind admitted he was flat broke, his business bankrupt, his real estate gambit nothing but a huge Ponzi scheme about to collapse, with criminal indictment certain to follow. When the authorities soon after descended on his banks and his books, there was nothing left: Jaffe had stripped the lot.

But Jaffe wasn’t quite without assets. There was the $500,000 life insurance policy made out to his wife and underwritten by California Fidelity. With no corpse to prove death, however, the insurance company was in no hurry to pay the claim. Dana Jaffe had to wait out the statutory five years until her missing husband could be declared legally dead. Just two months before Wendell Jaffe was sighted in that dusty resort bar, California Fidelity finally paid in full. Now they wanted the truth. And they were willing to hire Kinsey Millhone to dig it up.

As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe’s pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters as in crime, sometimes it’s better to reserve judgment.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 2/16/2014

    " I really like her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margo | 2/15/2014

    " GRAFTON NEVER DISPOINTS - A FUN READ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/13/2014

    " I love Sue Grafton and her "Kinsey Milhone" series. Fun and quick reading. Great airplane reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/5/2014

    " Yet again another great read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/3/2014

    " The balcony scene had me laughing out loud. Kinsey is such a riot. The book had some twists and turns that led me in a different path then what I thought. The moral of the story is that you need a body before you can declare someone is dead. Instead of running, I think Kinsey needs to take up swimming. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 1/23/2014

    " Found this one to be rather flat, and I never became particularly interested in the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/21/2014

    " I re-read this for a long plane journey. Both plot and character hold up well. Kinsey (ironic with an amusing edge to her commentary) tracks down a presumed suicide (who turns out not to have committed suicide) as she learns more about her own family background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shally | 1/16/2014

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    " Another one that I wasn't totally in to. It was okay but lacking in something...I only have two left...what will I do with my time? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 12/24/2013

    " I love these Kinsey Millhone stories. I can't wait to start the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee Jennings | 11/29/2013

    " Another good Grafton book! Kept me entertained during my many hours on Ryan's video shoot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 11/27/2013

    " Kinsey embarks on another interesting mystery, but my favorite part is actually about her own life and family. There are some interesting developments in this book.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 11/3/2013

    " Sue Grafton books are always an entertaining read. When I'm ready for something fun, but light, I pick up one of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyrie | 4/1/2013

    " The former Wendell Jaffe is apparently not so former. Kinsey's digging into his "widow"s insurance claims, as well as the fraud that led him believe it would be in his best interests to be believed dead. "

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

    " This one was better - I hope they keep getting better since I'm not even halfway done with the alphabet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 10/25/2012

    " Kinsey searches for a man who supposedly died 7 years ago. She finds him in Mexico and has to track him to California. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 10/18/2012

    " One of the best stories so far I think "

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    " Another good solid read. Loved it. "

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    " A good read, as usual. Somewhat complex with multiple themes, but kept me guessing, happy to meet up again with the regulars. Looking forward to K in a couple of weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenny | 11/8/2011

    " Solid Milhone. Kept me guessing until the end. Light on the continuing characters, but solid supporting characters. Nice twists in plot. Loved the ending. Recommended. "

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

    " Sue Grafton's first book of female private investigator, Kinsey Millhone. Kinsey is sassy, persistent, and fun! Great ending made me really ready for the next book. "

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

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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.