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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,241 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Judy Kaye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries Release Date: December 2005 ISBN: 9780739323106
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Just after Independence Day in July 1953 Violet Sullivan, a local good time girl living in Serena Station Southern California, drives off in her brand new Chevy and is never seen again. Left behind is her young daughter, Daisy, and Violet's impetuous husband, Foley, who had been persuaded to buy his errant wife the car only days before . . .

Now, thirty-five years later, Daisy wants closure.

Reluctant to open such an old cold case Kinsey Millhone agrees to spend five days investigating, believing at first that Violet simply moved on to pastures new. But very soon it becomes clear that a lot of people shared a past with Violet, a past that some are still desperate to keep hidden. And in a town as close-knit as Serena there aren't many places to hide when things turn vicious

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 2/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this book in the continuing saga of Kinsey Millhone. I liked its traditional who-done-it mystery format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 1/31/2014

    " This was a good page-turning kind of book with suspense. Similar to an action movie, it is interesting while reading it, but pretty quickly you will forget most of it afterward. Of the 3 Sue Grafton books I've "read" (I listen to these in the car) I like this one the least because it seemed to have less going on outside of the main plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed the story, but the large number of characters spanning three generations in a small town made it impossible for me to keep track of them all. "

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

    " Very good book, many twists and turns. However I recieved this book as a gift and read it not knowing they started with the letter A. I was a little lost, but really enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Bremser | 1/21/2014

    " Kinsey mysteries don't come fast enough. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Ruth | 1/20/2014

    " I always love reading about what Kinsey eats for breakfast and her antics with her elderly and loveable neighbor, but this one was the worst I've ever read. The mystery was hard to believe and anticlimactic, and there were so many suspects that i didn't care who the killer was by the time of the big reveal. Glad I only checked it out of the library, instead of buying as I usually would with a Kinsey Millhone. "

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

    " Much better than the ones I'd read recently. I give it a 3.5. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret | 1/14/2014

    " I can never keep track of which of this series I've read - but they're usually enjoyable enough. Certainly good enough to while away a journey or 2. It is strange how old-timey it feels - since Grafton has resolutely maintained her decision to keep things set in 1987 - 24 shorts years ago and it feels approximately as distant as the Victorian era! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krita | 1/7/2014

    " Was a bit on the slow side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 12/10/2013

    " what can I say? I love Sue Grafton! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 11/24/2013

    " I love this series! I don't want to read about Kinsey; I want to be Kinsey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Krill | 11/19/2013

    " For reading quickly I will give it three stars. Sue Grafton goes thru the alphabet titling her books, glad I started at S, think I will finish here also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 11/11/2013

    " I'm a huge fan. Read them all. Sue Grafton is the first author I collected, and I've met her. She is a lovely lady with a penetrating wisdom. No wonder her books are so good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 11/4/2013

    " 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 Jan | 9/30/2013

    " This was a great installment of the alphabet mysteries. The characters were good, and I didn't figure out who did it. "

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

    " I enjoy Sue Grafton's alphabet series. Good detective books. Easy reads. Don't have to start at 'A' to enjoy them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 5/26/2013

    " One of her best Kinsey Millhone stories. I liked how it went back and forth from 1953 (date of the crime) and her present 1987. Intriguing characters, and Kinsey as always is a fun heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Franklin | 2/3/2013

    " I haven't read a Sue Grafton book in a long time, I really enjoyed this one. Actually had my heart racing during a particularly tense scene. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 9/9/2012

    " Just crafty enough to keep it interesting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 7/17/2012

    " This has to be the best book I liked of the Alphabet series. I really got into and could identify with all the characters. The suspense was awesome and I was surprised by the "who done it" person. Great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thenerdmom | 4/19/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teena in Toronto | 3/17/2012

    " I've read all in the series and have enjoyed them, though I found the last couple bland. I really enjoyed this one but as per the reviews I've read, it ended very abruptly. After investing so much time into the story, I needed to have things spelled out like the why and how. Quite bizarre! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ingeborg | 12/27/2011

    " Hadn't read Sue Grafton for a long time - I caught up with her alphabet. But went back for S. Forgot what a good mystery writer she is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rilla | 12/15/2011

    " The usual Kinsey Millhone mystery with more than the usual subplots and red herrings. A fun travel book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/9/2011

    " I really like Sue Graftons writing. Her character Kinsey Millhone is a no nonsense private investigator who is very likable. Sue Grafton's story-line keeps the reader involved the whole book through. I will definitely read more of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/17/2011

    " I really enjoyed this one. It gave you the perspective of the victims of the crime set in the time of the crime as well as what was going on 37 years after the incident. It is definitely one of her better ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 9/12/2011

    " Borrowed from a friend. I have been waiting to read it...have read "A" through "R" already "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 5/25/2011

    " I like the books in this series if I only read one a year or so. "

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

    " Kinsey isn't very "silent" but you'll want to listen carefully for what she has to say in this book. "

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

    " It was a great mystery that held me in suspense until the very end. I read it so fast that I had to go back & rediscover the guilty party. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/9/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, great story! "

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

    " This was really a good read. Less exposition and a good plot really made it fly off the pages! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 5/5/2011

    " This was like a Cold Case show, the characters jumping back and forth between the past and the present. Clues that old are hard to find but Kinsey triumphs in the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nouf | 4/29/2011

    " Can someone please tell me who the killer is?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 4/26/2011

    " Another good one! Well worth sticking out the early part of the series for. Kinsey has to solve a 30 year old mystery that features many interesting characters and some action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/5/2011

    " Another Kinsey Milhone mystery set in southern California. This one held a lot of interest going back and forth in time. I did not figure this one out. Of course, the most logical suspect turned out to be innocent. "

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

    " I do believe Sue Grafton has these novels taking more twists and turns than even the earlier opnes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandymarroquin | 3/23/2011

    " Good book...very much like Grafton's other alphabet books...enjoyable. "

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

    " I always enjoy reading Sue Grafton's books and find the descriptions of the English countryside intriguing.

    A mother disappears and her daughter hires Private Eye Kinsey Millhone to find out what happened to her.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 3/2/2011

    " I have read several of the books in this ABC series. Unfortunately I have not read them in order. One day I would like to go back and read all of these in the order they were written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/8/2011

    " Much better than the last two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/3/2011

    " Goes back and forth – some chapters set in the 50s giving us glimpses of Violet’s last days before her disappearance – some in the present, when Kinsey has been hired by her daughter to find out what happened to Violet. "

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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

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.