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G is for Gumshoe : A Kinsey Millhone Mystery - Sue Grafton

G is for Gumshoe

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

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Published: 1st December 2007
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"For #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Sue Grafton's PI Kinsey Milhone, danger comes with the job--but she never expects to find herself at the top of a hit man's list..."

G IS FOR GAME...

When Irene Gersh asks PI Kinsey Millhone to locate her elderly mother Agnes, whom she hasn't heard from in six months, it's not exactly the kind of case Kinsey jumps for. But a girl's gotta pay her bills, and this should be easy money--or so she thinks. Kinsey finds Agnes in a hospital. Aside from her occasional memory lapses, the octogenarian seems fine. And frightened.

G IS FOR GUN...

Kinsey doesn't know what to make of Agnes's vague fears and bizarre ramblings, but she's got her own worries. It seems Tyrone Patty, a criminal she helped put behind bars, is looking to make a hit. First, Kinsey's car is run off the road, and then days later, she's almost gunned down, setting in motion a harrowing cat and mouse game...

"G IS FOR "GUMSHOE

So Kinsey decides to hire a bodyguard. With PI Robert Dietz watching her 24/7, Kinsey is feeling on edge...especially with their growing sexual tension. Then, Agnes dies of an apparent homicide, Kinsey realizes the old lady wasn't so senile after all--and maybe she was trying to tell her something? Now Kinsey's determined to learn the truth...even if it kills her.

PHENOMENAL PRAISE FOR THE MYSTERY NOVELS OF #1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR SUE GRAFTON "Kinsey is back just as we like her, as Grafton adds another winning title to the series." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A first-rate mystery." --People

"Exceptionally entertaining...an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire...P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator...are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes." --The Buffalo News

"Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found." --Los Angeles Herald Examiner

"Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye." --Library Journal

"Tough but compassionate...There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone." --Best Sellers

"A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner." --Newsweek

"Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone...The best detective fiction I have read in years." --The New York Times Book Review

"Smart, tough, and thorough...Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure." --The Bloomsbury Review

"Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives...She's refreshingly free of gender cliches. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it." --Boston Herald

"What grandpa used to call a class act." --Stanley Ellin

"Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator." --Dorothy Salisbury Davis

"Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor." --Kirkus Reviews Kinsey is back just as we like her, as Grafton adds another winning title to the series. San Francisco Chronicle

A first-rate mystery. People

Exceptionally entertaining an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice. San Francisco Chronicle

Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes. The Buffalo News

Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found. Los Angeles Herald Examiner

Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye. Library Journal

Tough but compassionate There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone. Best Sellers

A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner. Newsweek

Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone The best detective fiction I have read in years. The New York Times Book Review

Smart, tough, and thorough Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure. The Bloomsbury Review

Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives She's refreshingly free of gender cliches. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it. Boston Herald

What grandpa used to call a class act. Stanley Ellin

Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator. Dorothy Salisbury Davis

Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor. Kirkus Reviews

" Kinsey is back just as we like her, as Grafton adds another winning title to the series. "San Francisco Chronicle"

A first-rate mystery. "People"

Exceptionally entertaining an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice. "San Francisco Chronicle"

Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes. "The Buffalo News"

Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found. "Los Angeles Herald Examiner"

Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye. "Library Journal"

Tough but compassionate There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone. "Best Sellers"

A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner. "Newsweek"

Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone The best detective fiction I have read in years. "The New York Times Book Review"

Smart, tough, and thorough Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure. "The Bloomsbury Review"

Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives She's refreshingly free of gender cliches. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it. "Boston Herald"

What grandpa used to call a class act. "Stanley Ellin"

Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator. "Dorothy Salisbury Davis"

Kinsey's got brains "and" a sense of humor. "Kirkus Reviews"" "Kinsey is back just as we like her, as Grafton adds another winning title to the series."--"San Francisco"" Chronicle"" "A first-rate mystery."--"People"""

PHENOMENAL PRAISE FOR THE MYSTERY NOVELS OF

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR

SUE GRAFTON

"Exceptionally entertaining...an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice."--"San Francisco"" Chronicle"

"Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire...P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator...are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes."--"The Buffalo News"

"Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found."--"Los Angeles"" Herald Examiner"

"Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye."--"Library Journal"

"Tough but compassionate...There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone."--"Best Sellers"

"A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner."--"Newsweek"

"Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone...The best detective fiction I have read in years."--"The New York Times Book Review"

"Smart, tough, and thorough...Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure."--"The Bloomsbury Review"

"Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives...She's refreshingly free of gender cliches. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it."--"Boston"" Herald"

"What grandpa used to call a class act."--Stanley Ellin

"Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator."--Dorothy Salisbury Davis

"Kinsey's got brains "and" a sense of humor."--"Kirkus Reviews"" "Kinsey is back just as we like her, as Grafton adds another winning title to the series."-"San Francisco"" Chronicle"" "A first-rate mystery."-"People"""

PHENOMENAL PRAISE FOR THE MYSTERY NOVELS OF

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR

SUE GRAFTON

"Exceptionally entertaining...an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice."-"San Francisco"" Chronicle"

"Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire...P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator...are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes."-"The Buffalo News"

"Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found."-"Los Angeles"" Herald Examiner"

"Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye."-"Library Journal"

"Tough but compassionate& "Kinsey is back just as we like her, as Grafton adds another winning title to the series."--"San Francisco"" Chronicle"" "A first-rate mystery."--"People"""PHENOMENAL PRAISE FOR THE MYSTERY NOVELS OF

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR

SUE GRAFTON

"Exceptionally entertaining...an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice."--"San Francisco"" Chronicle"

"Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire...P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator...are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes."--"The Buffalo News"

"Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found."--"Los Angeles"" Herald Examiner"

"Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye."--"Library Journal"

"Tough but compassionate...There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone."--"Best Sellers"

"A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner."--"Newsweek"

"Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone...The best detective fiction I have read in years."--"The New York Times Book Review"

"Smart, tough, and thorough...Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure."--"The Bloomsbury Review"

"Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives...She's refreshingly free of gender cliches. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it."--"Boston"" Herald"

"What grandpa used to call a class act."--Stanley Ellin

"Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator."--Dorothy Salisbury Davis

"Kinsey's got brains "and" a sense of humor."--"Kirkus Reviews""

Sue Grafton

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.

But who is the real Sue Grafton? Many of her readers think she is simply a version of her character and alter ego Kinsey Millhone. Here are Kinsey’s own words in the early pages of N Is for Noose:

"So there I was barreling down the highway in search of employment and not at all fussy about what kind of work I’d take. I wanted distraction. I wanted some money, escape, anything to keep my mind off the subject of Robert Deitz. I’m not good at good-byes. I’ve suffered way too many in my day and I don’t like the sensation. On the other hand, I’m not that good at relationships. Get close to someone and the next thing you know, you’ve given them the power to wound, betray, irritate, abandon you, or bore you senseless. My general policy is to keep my distance, thus avoiding a lot of unruly emotion. In psychiatric circles, there are names for people like me."

Those are sentiments that hit home for Grafton’s readers. And she has said that Kinsey is herself, only younger, smarter, and thinner. But are they an apt description of Kinsey’s creator? Well, she’s been married to Steve Humphrey for more than twenty years. She has three kids and two grandkids. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine—not quite the nature-hating, fast-food loving Millhone. So: readers and reviewers beware. Never assume the author is the character in the book. Sue, who has a home in Montecito, California ("Santa Theresa") and another in Louisville, the city in which she was born and raised, is only in her imagination Kinsey Millhone—but what a splendid imagination it is.

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ISBN: 9780312946203
ISBN-10: 0312946201
Series: Kinsey Millhone Mysteries (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.27 x 10.82  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.16