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3.00012917637918 out of 53.00012917637918 out of 53.00012917637918 out of 53.00012917637918 out of 53.00012917637918 out of 5 3.00 (10,296 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 1999 ISBN: 9780375420368
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The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. The weekend before, he’d bought a stack of cardboard boxes. In one, there was a collection of childhood memorabilia with Kinsey’s name all over it.

Though she’s never been one for personal possessions, curiosity is a powerful force. What she finds among the items is an old undelivered letter to her that will force her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marriage, the honor of her first husband … and about an old unsolved murder. It will put her life in grave peril.

Through fourteen books, listeners have been fed short rations when it comes to Kinsey Millhone’s past—a morsel here, a dollop there. You know about the aunt who raised her, the second husband who left her, the long-lost family up the California coast. But husband number one has remained a blip on the screen. Until now. O Is for Outlaw is a revealing excursion into Kinsey’s past.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Everything that has always worked for this first-class series works better here…O Is for Outlaw comes across with a freshness that suggests [Sue Grafton] has been taking stock of her skills, sharpening them up for the long haul.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Extremely good—outstanding, in fact. As always Millhone is an engaging detective—a bit lighthearted, a bit sarcastic, always resourceful, and frequently funny.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Suspenseful, surprising, and moving.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Grafton keeps pulling out surprises—and pulling us in.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Sue Grafton hits the bull’s-eye with this fifteenth installment of her bestselling alphabet mysteries.”

    People

  • “A fast, fun read, O Is for Outlaw is packed with Grafton’s clear, colorful imagery and signature metaphors.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “There’s comedy, melancholy, a clever puzzle, her usual cast of kooks and criminals, and lots of middle-aged angst redeemed by Kinsey’s winsomeness. In other words, the perfect Sue Grafton novel.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “One of the very best entries in a long-lived and much-loved series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The story is well crafted and the characters are believable. Grafton’s fans will love it.”

    School Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz S. | 2/10/2014

    " I couldn't believe I was so sad at the end...I have become so familiar with this character that I could really feel for her! I must say, this was another oustanding adventure. I think I may want to visit California after I finish the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KDawn | 2/9/2014

    " The 'alphabet books' has a new reader. When you're a book-listener, the reader is VERY important. I had a bit of a transition with the new reader, Judy Kay, simply because she was new. I really preferred Mary Pfieffer, but I think that's because that's who Kinsey Millhone was to me. Also, I didn't care for her making Henry sold old and frail. I never pictured him that way. Still, I enjoyed this story and I got used to her reading in the end. If she continues to read the series, that will be fine. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 2/9/2014

    " Liked it better the second time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 2/6/2014

    " I am really enjoying being back into the Kinsey Millhone series. They are fun and easy reads with interesting plots and great endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerrica | 1/22/2014

    " I liked this one...didn't expect the ending! "

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

    " I think that this was one of my favourites in the alphabet series. In this book, Kinsey becomes involved in a case about her first husband, Mickey Magruder, of whom we had hardly been told anything in previous books, so this one really illuminates Kinsey's past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susa Fleming | 1/16/2014

    " Sue Grafton's alphabet books are entertaining, easy reads. Kinsey Millhone is an interesting heroine. "

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

    " 4.5 stars, I think. I loved getting a look at Kinsey's past. It was interesting seeing her evaluate her moral code and the decisions she's made in her life. I just really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Large | 1/1/2014

    " Listened to this on my drive home from Floria. Grafton does a great job with Kinsey Milhone. I thought it was an interesting idea to have Kinsey get a box of personal items that her ex has held onto for 14 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/3/2013

    " Well done. One of the better books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mishka | 11/30/2013

    " This one was great. I loved that she went back and filled in the back story of Michael. It was a great way to fill in some of the blanks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MamaKat | 11/22/2013

    " Pretty good. Not my favorite, but not bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 11/4/2013

    " This was my first Grafton novel. I'm not sure why this series is so popular. I thought that the main character was interesting, but I didn't think that the way the mystery unravelled was very interesting. I was disapointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boneist | 10/25/2013

    " Enjoyed this one as well, although I was disappointed with the epilogue; it would have been nice to have explored that angle a bit more. Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 10/23/2013

    " Listened to the next installment of the 'alphabet books' from Sue Grafton. I liked this one, but maybe not quite as much as the other recent ones. This was more of a personal story of Kinsey's past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 10/9/2013

    " Very Good, stories are getting 'meatier' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Readstoomuch | 7/7/2013

    " Loved this book in the Millhone series too . . . I'm taking a break after reading 15 of them in a row! Non-stop!! I absolutely will finish the series beginning again with "P" is for Peril! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 4/21/2013

    " As always, I adore Kinsey....she is a girl of free spirit and true independence. Her dedication is admirable. Way to go again Sue Grafton! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cactuskid2 | 4/7/2013

    " This was about her first husband of about 14 years ago although she was only married to him less then a year. He was shot and she tries to find out why and by whom and it leads to a lot more involvement by people she has known for years. One of her better ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/31/2013

    " Interesting lack of William in the scenes with Rosie; interesting background on Kinsey and her first husband! A bit bizarre; she didn't come across as believably in her youthful state, I thought. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mariane | 10/20/2012

    " This was not one of my favorite book, I just didn't think it had an even flow, and the story itself wasn't really what I would expect from a mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/23/2012

    " I liked the one since it brought in some of Kinsey's past that the reader has really never been shown. I would have chosen a different ending, but still enjoyed the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mkingsford | 4/12/2012

    " Just finished this one. Sus Grafton has hit her stride. I wil be sad to see this series end. In this book, Kinsey's x-husband shows up, but not in a good way. Alot of things are cleared up and finished from previous books. The series is starting to wrap up. So sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 3/5/2012

    " I just love her books this one was one more I had no idea..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/13/2012

    " One of my favorite series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheryl | 12/31/2011

    " Typical Sue Grafton book. Good but never great. "

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

    " Keep writing, Sue, keep writing! We love your work!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanel | 5/3/2011

    " I was kind of getting bored during "L" and "M" and "N" but this one pulled me in and kept me interested the whole time. Spoiler alert: the butler did it. "

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

    " This was a great mystery with many twists and turns. It also revealed more of Kinsey's past, which was quite interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/7/2011

    " It wouldn't be summer at our house if we didn't listen to at least one Sue Grafton mystery while on a road trip. This one got us through Montana as well as Alaska! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 3/22/2011

    " Loved it! As usual Kinsey just leaps from the pages, my favorite PI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 3/20/2011

    " Love Kinzie and her quest for justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 3/17/2011

    " Learnt a lot about Kinsey Milhone in this one. I've read quite a few of these - and have never been disappointed. Quite a few red herrings and dead ends and kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/7/2011

    " I love this series. What a great mystery. I am always guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 2/23/2011

    " I enjoyed it, though I would say it is in the mid-range of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/27/2011

    " Not quite as good as the rest of the series, but OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/20/2011

    " Audiobook-
    "O"h , if "o"nly Mary had read this one too ... "

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

    " I liked this one...didn't expect the ending! "

  • 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 Barb | 12/21/2010

    " An interesting story line, and a good read. "

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