Sue Grafton Collection

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    poppy_chip Sinh viên năm III

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    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
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    [TD="class: alt1, bgcolor: #F8F7F4"][​IMG] Sue Grafton
    [HR][/HR]Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages-including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. She's an international bestseller with a readership in the millions. She's a writer who believes in the form that she has chosen to mine: "The mystery novel offers a world in which justice is served. Maybe not in a court of law," she has said, "but people do get their just desserts." And like Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker and the John D. MacDonald-the best of her breed-she has earned new respect for that form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents.

    Kinsey Millhone Series (a.k.a Alphabet series)

    1. A is for Alibi (1983)
    2. B Is for Burglar (1985)
    3. C Is for Corpse (1986)
    4. D Is for Deadbeat (1987)
    5. E Is for Evidence (1988)
    6. F Is for Fugitive (1989)
    7. G Is for Gumshoe (1990)
    8. H Is for Homicide (1991)
    9. I Is for Innocent (1992)
    10. J Is for Judgement (1993)
    11. K Is for Killer (1994)
    12. L Is for Lawless (1995)
    13. M Is for Malice (1996)
    14. N Is for Noose (1998)
    15. O Is for Outlaw (1999)
    16. P Is for Peril (2000)
    17. Q Is For Quarry (2002)
    18. R Is for Ricochet (2004)
    19. S Is for Silence (2005)
    20. T Is for Trespass (2007)
    21. U is for Undertow (Dec 1st, 2009)
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    Kinsey Millhone Series

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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [TD="class: alt1, bgcolor: #F8F7F4"][​IMG] Kinsey Millhone Series
    [HR][/HR]"A" Is for Alibi (1983)


    When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. A prominent divorce attorney with a reputation for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his clients, Fife was also rumored to be a dedicated philanderer. Plenty of people in the picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa had a reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access, and opportunity, Nikki was their number one suspect. The jury thought so too.

    Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her late husband.

    A trail that is eight years cold. A trail that reaches out to enfold a bitter, wealthy, and foul-mouthed old woman and a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted. A trail that leads to a lawyer defensively loyal to a dead partner -- and disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to an ex-wife, brave, lucid, lovely -- and still angry over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for too few skills -- and too many debts left owing: The trail twists to include every turn until it finally twists back on itself with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.

    Awards: Nominated for 1983 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)

    Reviews: "Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read." --Dorothy Salisbury Davis

    "Grafton has created a woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner . . . smart, well paced, and very funny." --Newsweek

    "The best new private eye." --The Detroit News
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]B is for Burglar (1985)

    Beverly Danziger looked like an expensive, carefully wrapped package from a good but conservative shop. Only her compulsive chatter hinted at the nervousness beneath her cool surface. It was a nervousness out of all proportion to the problem she placed before Kinsey Millhone. There was an absent sister. A will to be settled -- a matter of only a few thousand dollars. Mrs. Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars. And she didn't seem like someone longing for a family reunion. Still, business was slow, and even a private investigator has bills to pay. Millhone took the job. It looked routine. Till...

    A house destroyed by arson. A brutally murdered woman. A missing lynx coat. An apartment burgled of valueless papers, another ransacked in a melee of mindless destruction. And more murder. As Millhone digs deeper into the case, she finds herself in a nightmarish hall of mirrors in which reality is distorted by illusion and nothing -- except danger -- is quite what it seems.

    Awards
    Winner 1986 Anthony Award (Best Novel)
    Winner 1986 Shamus Award (Best Novel)
    Winner 1986 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]C Is for Corpse (1986)

    He was young -- maybe twenty or so -- and he must once have been a good-looking kid. Kinsey could see that. But now his body was covered in scars, his face half-collapsed. It saddened Kinsey and made her curious. She could see he was in a lot of pain...

    One Monday morning, Bobby Callahan approached her. Bobby knew someone had tried to kill him, but he didn't know why. He knew he had the key to something that made him dangerous to the killer, but he didn't know what it was. He wanted to hire Kinsey.

    She took him on. And three days later, Bobby Callahan was dead. Kinsey Millhone never welshed on a deal. She'd been hired to stop a killing. Now she'd find the killer.

    Reviews
    "The writing is as good as the literary tradition behind it." --Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle
    "A nice piece of work." --John D. MacDonald
    "Grafton's a heads-up delight." --Cryptus, Detroit News
    Awards
    Winner 1987 Anthony Award (Best Novel)
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
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    [HR][/HR]"D" Is for Deadbeat (1987)


    He called himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he had for Kinsey was cut-and-dried: locate a kid who'd done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. It was only later, after he'd stiffed her for her retainer, that Kinsey found out his name was Daggett. John Daggett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead. The cops called it an accident -- death by drowning. Kinsey wasn't so sure.

    Pulled into the detritus of a dead man's life, Kinsey soon realizes that Daggett had an awful lot of enemies. There's the daughter who grew up with a cheating drunk for a father, and the wife who's become a religious nut in response to an intolerable marriage. There's the lady who thought she was Mrs. Daggett -- and has the bruises to prove it only to discover the legal Mrs. D. And there are the drug dealers out $25,000. But most of all, there are the families of the five people John Daggett killed, victims of his wild, drunken driving. The D.A. called it vehicular manslaughter and put him away for two years. The families called it murder and had very good reason to want John Daggett dead.

    Reviews:
    "Grafton's no-bull private eye proves a credit to the alphabet in "D" Is for Deadbeat, a mystery that deserves another 'D' -- Damned Good !!" --Marilyn Stasio, Cleveland Plain Dealer
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]E is for Evidence (1988)


    t was the silly season and a Monday at that, and Kinsey Millhone was bogged down in a preliminary report on a fire claim. Something was nagging at her, but she couldn't pin it. The last thing she needed in the morning mail was a letter from her bank recording an erroneous $5,000 deposit in her account. Kinsey had never believed in Santa Claus and she wasn't about to change her mind now. Resigning herself to a morning of frustration, she phoned the bank and, assaulted by canned carols, waited on hold for an officer to clear up the snafu. It was with something less than Christmas cheer that Kinsey faced off only minutes later with California Fidelity's Mac Voorhies. Voorhies was smart, humorless, stingy with praise, and totally fair. He was frowning now. "I got a phone call this morning," he said, his frown deepening. "Somebody says you're on the take." Suddenly the $5,000 deposit clicked into place. It wasn't a mistake. It was a setup.

    Reviews: "The best detective fiction I have read in years . . . Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone. May her practice flourish." --Vincent Patrick, The New York Times Book Review
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"F" Is for Fugitive (1989)


    Floral Beach wasn't much of a town: six streets long and three deep, its only notable feature a strip of sand fronting the Pacific. It was on that sandy beach seventeen years ago that the strangled body of Jean Timberlake had been found.

    The people of Floral Beach didn't pay a whole lot of mind to past history, especially when Bailey Fowler, the self-confessed killer, had been properly processed and convicted. They weren't even unduly concerned when, a year after the murder, Fowler walked away from the men's prison at San Luis Obispo, never to be seen again. After all, everyone knew Jean had been a wild kid. "Like mother, like daughter," some said -- though never within hearing of Shana Timberlake, who, whatever her faults, still mourned her murdered child.

    And then, by sheer fluke, the cops stumbled on Bailey Fowler. And a case seventeen years dead came murderously to life again.

    Reviews
    "Unconventional, unsentimental, conscientious, Millhone is a fine addition to the ranks of fictional private eyes." --Houston Chronicle
    "Millhone, cool, competent and convincing, may be the best of the female private eyes." --Robert Wade, The San Diego Union
    "Thanks be that the alphabet has 26 letters." --Jean White, The Washington Post Book World
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"G" Is for Gumshoe (1990)


    It's the fifth of May and Kinsey is celebrating her 33rd birthday. One of her presents is a call from a fellow detective warning her that she's made the hit list of Tyrone Patty (a killer she helped track down) and suggesting she hire a bodyguard. But Kinsey has better things to do with her money. Instead, she takes on her next case -- tracking down her new client's eccentric mother who is missing from her trailer home on the edge of the Mojave Desert. But before she can get very far in the case, Kinsey is run off the road by a red pickup truck, wrecking her '68 Volkswagen and landing herself in the hospital.

    Maybe a bodyguard is a good idea after all . . . Enter Robert Dietz, a burnt-out detective, "late forties, five ten, maybe 170, [who arrives in] jeans, cowboy boots, a tweed sport coat with a blue toothbrush protruding from the breast pocket like a ballpoint pen." The stage is set for "G" is for Gumshoe, in which Grafton is at her very best, revealing new dimensions to Kinsey and offering a deeply layered and twisted tale where "the body-count [is] high; the sexual encounters feverish; and the villains chilling" (Kirkus Reviews).

    Winner 1991 Anthony Award (Best Novel)
    Winner 1991 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
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    poppy_chip Sinh viên năm III

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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [TD="class: alt1, bgcolor: #F8F7F4"][​IMG] Kinsey Millhone Series (cont.)
    [HR][/HR]"H" Is for Homicide (1991)


    His name was Parnell Perkins, and until shortly after midnight, he'd been a claims adjustor for California Fidelity. Then someone came along and put paid to that line of work. And to any other. Parnell Perkins had been shot at close range and left for dead in the parking lot outside California Fidelity's offices.

    To the cops, it looked like a robbery gone sour. To Kinsey Millhone, it looked like the cops were walking away from the case. She didn't like the idea that a colleague and sometime drinking companion had been murdered. Or the idea that his murderer was loose and on the prowl. It made her feel exposed. Vulnerable...
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"I" Is for Innocent (1992)


    Lonnie Kingman is in a bind. He's smack in the middle of assembling a civil suit, and the private investigator who was doing his pretrial legwork has just dropped dead of a heart attack. In a matter of weeks the court's statute of limitations will put paid to his case. Five years ago David Barney walked when a jury acquitted him of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle. Now Kingman, acting as attorney for the dead woman's ex-husband and their child (and sure that the jury made a serious mistake), is trying to divest David Barney of the profits of that murder. But time is running out, and David Barney still swears he's innocent..
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [TD="class: alt1, bgcolor: #F8F7F4"][​IMG] Kinsey Millhone Series (cont.)
    [HR][/HR]"J" Is for Judgment (1993)


    "J" is for Jaffe: Wendell Jaffe, dead these past five years. Or so it seemed until his former insurance agent spotted him in the bar of a dusty little resort halfway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz.

    ..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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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [TD="class: alt1, bgcolor: #F8F7F4"][​IMG] Kinsey Millhone Series (cont.)
    [HR][/HR]"K" Is for Killer (1994)


    Lorna Kepler was beautiful and willful, a loner who couldn't resist flirting with danger. Maybe that's what killed her.

    Her death had raised a host of tough questions. The cops suspected homicide, but they could find neither motive nor suspect. Even the means were mysterious: Lorna's body was so badly decomposed when it was discovered that they couldn't be certain she hadn't died of natural causes. In the way of overworked cops everywhere, the case was gradually shifted to the back burner and became another unsolved file.

    Only Lorna's mother kept it alive, consumed by the certainty that somebody out there had gotten away with murder.

    In the ten months since her daughter's death, Janice Kepler knocked on the door of the offices of Millhone Investigations. In answering that knock, Kinsey Millhone is pulled into the netherworld of unavenged murder, where only a pact with the devil will satisfy the restless ghosts of the victims and give release to the living they have left behind.

    Eleven books into the series that has won her readers around the world, Sue Grafton takes a darkside turn, pitching us into a shadow land of pain and grief where killers still walk free, unaccused, unpunished, unrepentant. With "K" Is for Killer she offers a tale that is dark, complex, and deeply disturbing.
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    Winner 1995 Shamus Award (Best P.I. Novel)
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"L" Is for Lawless (1995)


    Kinsey's skills are about to be sorely tested. She is about to meet her duplicitious match in a couple of world-class prevaricators who quite literally take her for the ride of her life.

    "L" Is for Lawless: Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives. Call it the return of Kinsey as bad girl -- quick-witted and quicksilvery, smart-mouthed and smartalecky-poking her nose into everyone's dirty laundry as she joins up with a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in an Our Gang comedy that will take her halfway across the country and leave her with a major headache and an empty bank balance.

    America's favorite borderline delinquent is back with her one-liners on tap and her energy level on high, romping through her fastest and funniest adventure in this, her twelfth foray into the alphabet of crime.
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"M" Is for Malice (1996)


    "M" is for money. Lots of it. "M" is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California construction, one of the few still in family hands.

    "M" is for the Malek family: four sons now nearing middle age who stand to inherit a fortune -- four men with very different outlooks, temperaments, and needs, linked only by blood and money. Eighteen years ago, one of them -- angry, troubled, and in trouble -- went missing.

    "M" is for Millhone, hired to trace that missing black sheep brother.

    "M" is for memories, none of them happy. The bitter memories of an embattled family. This prodigal son will find no welcome at his family's table. "M" is for malice.

    And in brutal consequence, "M" is for murder, the all-too-common outcome of familial hatreds.

    "M" is for malice . . . and malice kills.
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    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"N" Is for Noose (1998)


    Kinsey Millhone should have done something else -- she should have turned the car in the direction of home. Instead, she was about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career.

    Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office -- a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townsfolk were saddened but not surprised: Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much, and exercised too little. That plus an appetite for junk food made him a poster boy for an American Heart Association campaign.

    Newquist's widow didn't doubt the coroner's report. But what Selma couldn't accept was not knowing what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. What was it that had made him prowl restlessly at night, that had him brooding constantly? Selma Newquist wanted closure, and the only way she'd get it was if she found out what it was that had so bedeviled her husband.

    Kinsey should have dumped the case. It was vague and hopeless, like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, she set up shop in Nota Lake, where she found that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood. Very likely, her own.

    "N" Is for Noose: a novel in which Kinsey Millhone becomes the target and an entire town seems in for the kill.
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    poppy_chip Sinh viên năm III

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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
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    [HR][/HR]"O" Is for Outlaw (1999)


    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. For thirty bucks, he was offering Kinsey the lot.

    Though she's never been one for personal possessions, curiosity is a powerful force. She agrees to meet the guy, then hands over a twenty (she may be curious, but she's also cheap and she loves a bargain).

    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 . . . about the honor of her first husband . . . and about an old unsolved murder.

    It will put her life in the gravest peril.

    "O" Is for Outlaw: Kinsey's fifteenth excursion into the dark side of human nature.

    Through fourteen books, readers have been fed short rations when it comes to Kinsey Millhone's past: a morsel here, a dollop there. We 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: a revealing excursion into Kinsey's past.

    Reviews
    "Sue Grafton hits the bull's-eye with this 15th installment of her bestselling alphabet mysteries. Bottom Line:"O" is for On Her Game." --People

    "This is my kind of escapist crime fiction: cuisine-free, feminist in feeling, and loaded with local color and ingenious detection. "P" is for please hurry, Ms. Grafton, with the next Millhone book for the millennium." --USA Today

    "'O' Is for Outlaw is extremely good -- outstanding in fact." --The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

    "Grafton's fans will be thrilled with this knockout 15th Kinsey Millhone mystery, which deals with Kinsey's first marriage." --Publishers Weekly
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    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]Vắng vẻ quá, các bác ạ !!

    "P" Is for Peril (2000)


    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 Teresa medical community, and the police had done a thorough job. Purcell had no known enemies and seemed contented 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 tread of intuition.

    "P" is for Peril: Kinsey Millhone's latest venture into the darker side of the human soul.
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    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"Q" Is for Quarry (2002)


    She was a "Jane Doe," an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California's Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriff's Department, but the detectives had little to go on. The woman was young, her hands were bound with a length of wire, there were multiple stab wounds, and her throat had been slashed. After months of investigation, the murder remained unsolved.

    That was eighteen years ago. Now the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case. Old and ill, they need someone to help with their legwork and they turn to Kinsey Millhone. They will, they tell her, find closure if they can just identify the victim. Kinsey is intrigued and agrees to the job.

    But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.

    Q is for Quarry is based on an unsolved homicide that occurred in 1969, and Grafton's interest in the case has generated renewed police efforts. During the past year, the body was exhumed and a nationally known forensic artist did the facial reconstruction that appears in the closing pages of Q is for Quarry. Both Grafton and the dedicated members of the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department are hoping the photograph will trigger memories that may lead to a positive identification.

    On the day Jane Doe was reburied, many officers were at the gravesite. "It's eerie," Grafton writes, "to think about the power this woman still has. Here we are, thirty-three years later, and she still wants to go home."
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    Tham gia ngày: Sep 2008
    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"R" Is for Ricochet (2004)


    Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.

    It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe a week's work. Nothing untoward -- the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.

    But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round.

    Readers have come to expect the unexpected from Sue Grafton, and "R" is for Ricochet is no exception. In it, a complex and clever money-laundering scheme is just a cover for a novel that is all about love: love gone wrong, love betrayed, love denied. And love avenged. For Reba Lafferty, its moral is clear; Sometimes what you hand out in life comes back to bite you in the ass. Sometimes the good guys win, even when they lose.
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    poppy_chip Sinh viên năm III

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    Nơi Cư Ngụ: Hanoi
    Bài gởi: 361
    Xin cảm ơn: 149
    Được cảm ơn 4,613 lần trong 343 bài
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    [HR][/HR]"S" Is for Silence (2005)


    Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again.

    In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband.

    But for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten.

    Now, thirty-four years later, she wants the solace of closure.

    In S Is for Silence, Kinsey Millhone's nineteenth excursion into the world of suspense and misadventure, S is for surprises as Sue Grafton takes a whole new approach to telling the tale. And S is for superb: Kinsey and Grafton at their best.
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