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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,603 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie R. King Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kate Martinelli Mysteries Release Date: February 2000 ISBN: 9781440756467
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Bestselling author Laurie R. King has won both critical and popular acclaim for her mysteries featuring San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli. Looking forward to routine police work after her last terrifying case, Kate finds herself on the trail of vigilantes targeting abusive men in the San Francisco area. Kate has just returned to active duty after being injured on the job. Her girlfriend, Lee, has moved back into their home, and their relationship is on the mend. But the calm, predictable life Kate’s looking forward to doesn’t materialize. The Ladies of Perpetual Disgruntlement is practicing a modern equivalent of tarring and feathering violent men who seem to have escaped justice. The police department finds their antics humorous until men that fit their profile start turning up dead. As Kate tries to stop the killing, her investigation leads her too close to home for comfort. A winner of the Edgar Award, Laurie R. King fills her mysteries with vivid characters and more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan finds the perfect voice for the tough-as-nails detective. Download and start listening now!

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

    " I really liked the first 3 books in this series...but this isn't the strongest one. Love the SF locale, and the personality/private life of the detective. Good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacielynn | 2/8/2014

    " Another intelligent and well-written mystery featuring detective Kate Martinelli. This one has an intriguing plot that somehow combines such diverse topics as vigilante feminists and Indian bride burning. The author gave some short shrift to the Indian culture -- was disappointed that she resorted to easy stereotypes, but it wasn't badly done enough to be totally offensive, just noticeable. "

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

    " i'm on a kate martinelli kick...... set in SF- girl detective-- pretty good! "

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

    " Solid entry in the Kate Martinelli series. The central mystery is less intensely personal for Kate than in the previous book, and the book overally was not quite as emotionally gripping. I had some issues with the book's depictions of the Mehtas; it reminded me far too much of those hoary old colonialist narratives of the white world rescuing women of color from their own menfolk. (Sorry, folks. Race/ethnicity/culture are a lot more complicated than that.) I am still looking forward to book 5 in the series, but am correspondingly more worried about reading the Mary Russell with Indian themes. I suspect that will be very problematic! "

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

    " Kate Martinelli has grown on me and I've now found myself putting aside other things to finish reading this book and the previous one in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 1/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this, the fourth of the Kate Martinelli series, very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L | 1/1/2014

    " This is a fine story w great characters, emotional tangles, social commentary, and an interesting plot. I'd have rated it higher, except that King can get rather pedantic in her Kate Martinelli novels. For me, this got in the way of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/31/2013

    " A tough case of possible bride burning brings kate to suspecting the involvement os friends in an underground female vigilante group.I listened to this book and thought it was very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/25/2013

    " Again, actually listening on tape... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 12/10/2013

    " loving kate "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 11/2/2013

    " LRK weaves such interesting stories within stories. The characters are full of depth--really enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 alansplace | 10/20/2013

    " Too much filler concerning Indian (Not Native American) and Old Testament Mysticism detracted from this book (for me) but it was still a good mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colin Kemmis | 10/19/2013

    " too much chic book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nightfalltwen | 8/17/2013

    " This was a really really lame story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 8/4/2013

    " I think this is one of the better Laurie King novels that I have read. I really thought the story moved along well and was interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 8/2/2013

    " One of the best, if not THE best in the Kate Martinelli series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Laughy | 7/17/2013

    " A crime book even an ex-cop could enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lhoulette | 4/28/2013

    " I am such a Laurie King fan. The Kate Martinelli's do not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Petersen | 1/29/2013

    " The plot was really only 3-3.5 stars, but I love these characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 9/11/2012

    " Another great kate Martinelli book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Autumn | 2/25/2012

    " Amazing to me that Laurie R. King writes this series at the same time she writes the Mary Russell books. Nothing about this series, or this book works for me - uninteresting characters, terrible dialogue. Ugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Anne | 12/22/2011

    " I listened to this book yrs ago. I like her writing quite a bit, she is smart. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Baqash | 11/19/2011

    " of the many books by Ms King I've read, this is the second I would not recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 10/12/2011

    " police procedural, kept my attention, a bit talky at times, characters almost caricatures at times. I don't understand the reason for the twist at the end, seems overly melodramatic and kind of silly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 7/28/2011

    " OK for a quick somewhat mindless read. I chose the book because I like the author's series about the retired Sherlock Holmes. I did not like this one as much as the other series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 4/6/2011

    " Not sure how, but read this "out of order" chronologically. In the end that wasn't such a bad thing because after this I read "To Play the Fool" and discovered Roz Hall's cameo in that, would have forgotten it entirely is I'd read "To Play the Fool" first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 1/24/2011

    " I thought it was ok, but it ended rather abruptly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Somjen | 9/11/2010

    " So . . . I liked this book 4 stars amount, but it has some poliical problems. I hated the clunky way that King talked about South Asia and Hindu religion as well as the strange villian she picked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/7/2010

    " Some books are just good reads..This book is more.
    Kali, cops and battered women. Arranged marriage, Bay Area policing and religious study.
    Wow..sweet.
    Now, to research all I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 8/6/2010

    " Lee returns home and the two try to figure out where their relationship is going at the same time a serial murderer is taking out men who have abused their wives and girlfriends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 5/22/2010

    " police procedural, kept my attention, a bit talky at times, characters almost caricatures at times. I don't understand the reason for the twist at the end, seems overly melodramatic and kind of silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lhoulette | 5/10/2010

    " I am such a Laurie King fan. The Kate Martinelli's do not disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsyn | 4/5/2010

    " I enjoyed the activities of "the Ladies" and the satisfying conclusion, but this was not my favorite in the series. Lots of interesting things, with the show and the thesis and the Indian culture, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 2/5/2010

    " One of the best, if not THE best in the Kate Martinelli series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/13/2010

    " The plot was really only 3-3.5 stars, but I love these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 10/7/2009

    " I enjoyed this, the fourth of the Kate Martinelli series, very much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Autumn | 8/17/2009

    " Amazing to me that Laurie R. King writes this series at the same time she writes the Mary Russell books. Nothing about this series, or this book works for me - uninteresting characters, terrible dialogue. Ugh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 6/4/2009

    " A decent mystery on its own, but extremely disappointing for a Laurie R. King book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/25/2009

    " A Kate Martinelli mystery- gay SF detective-dealing with murder and life in general--good read! "

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About the Author
Author Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes stories. She has been nominated for a multitude of prizes, and her fiction has won the Edgar, Creasy, Nero, Macavity, and Lambda Awards. She has been guest of honor at several crime conventions and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar Award and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.