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3.91833333333333 out of 53.91833333333333 out of 53.91833333333333 out of 53.91833333333333 out of 53.91833333333333 out of 5 3.92 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Judy Kaye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries Release Date: June 2001 ISBN: 9780739300589
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Dr. Dowan Purcell had been missing for nine weeks when Kinsey got a call asking her to take on the case. A specialist in geriatric medicine, Purcell was a prominent member of the Santa Theresa medical community, and the police had done a thorough job. Purcell had no known enemies and seemed content with his life. At the time of his disappearance, he was running a nursing care facility where both the staff and the patients loved him. He adored his second wife, Crystal, and doted on their two-year-old son.

It wasn’t Crystal who called Kinsey. It was Purcell’s ex-wife, Fiona. Everything about their meeting made Kinsey uneasy. Fiona’s manner was high-handed and her expectations unrealistic. Kinsey’s instincts told her to refuse the job, yet she ended up saying, “I’ll do what I can, but I make no promises.”

It was a decision she’d live to regret.

Pursuing the mysterious disappearance of Purcell, Kinsey crashes into a wall of speculation. It seems everyone has a theory. The cops think he went on a bender and is too ashamed to come home. Fiona is sure he ran off to get away from Crystal, and Crystal is just as sure he’s dead. The staff at the nursing home is convinced he’ s been kidnapped, and one of his daughters, having consulted a psychic, is certain that he’s trapped in a dark place, though she doesn’t know where. Kinsey is awash in explanations and sorely lacking in facts. Then pure chance leads her in another direction, and she soon finds herself in a dangerous shadow land, where duplicity and double-dealing are the reality and, with the truth glinting elusively out of reach, she must stake her life on a thin thread of intuition.

P Is for Peril: Kinsey Millhone’s latest venture into the darker side of the human soul. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • P IS FOR PERIL CRACKLES WITH SUSPENSE AND POPS WITH SURPRISES. Newsday
  • “GRAFTON COOKS UP SCENARIOS THAT GET YOUR WHEELS TURNING . . . SHE’LL SEE TO IT THAT YOU’RE UP HALF THE NIGHT READING TO THE END. San Francisco Chronicle

    “SHARP-EYED AND SHARP-TONGUED [KINSEY MILLHONE] IS AS CAPABLE AND ACERBIC AS EVER.

Listener Opinions

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

    " "P" is for Perky, which is what Kinsey is and also Sue's books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 5/24/2011

    " We had listened to this book before as well so after the first disc, decided to call it quits and listen to another book. "

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

    " Another good one from the alphabet series... quite a bit of action, and an interesting mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milly | 4/24/2011

    " The end was a bit strange. "

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

    " So who ever said Kinsey had great taste in men. At least she survives to tell the tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 3/25/2011

    " Really loved the endingof this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerrica | 3/24/2011

    " This one was harder to get through....hope the next few get better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 3/18/2011

    " I hadn't read one of her books for about 2-3 years. It was good to pick her up again. I like the independent single woman. I was single for a long time and appreciate her attitude. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 3/8/2011

    " Another good Kinsey novel. Again, Sue has another brief disastrous relationship. This time with the "Menedenz Brothers"! "

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

    " I have only read a few of the ABC series but have enjoyed them. One day I would like to go back to the beginning and read them in order. I really enjoy the Kinsey Millhone character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/30/2011

    " The ending was a little too cute, and inconclusive on several issues. "

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About the Author
Author Sue Grafton

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.