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Publisher's Summary

A wealthy woman needs to find her sister to settle a will. It looks routine...boring. Still, business is slow and even a private investigator has bills to pay, so Kinsey Millhone takes the case. But this is not routine and the deeper Kinsey digs the trickier things get. The client tries to call Kinsey off, an accusing husband surfaces, and a double murder turns the case sinister. Kinsey feels adrift in a fog of distortion, where nothing, except danger, is quite what it seems.
Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
©1985 Sue Grafton (P)1993 Books on Tape
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Critic Reviews

"Unconventional, unsentimental, Millhone's a fine addition to the ranks of fictional private eyes." (The Houston Chronicle)
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4 out of 5 stars
By JOSEPH on 07-09-12

Back again for B is for Burglar

I actually had not heard this since it was first out on Books on Tape a looooong time ago and wanted to hear it again! To me it was actually fun to hear the old Books on Tape stuff at the very start of the book.
Although still a good story the second time through, I can really see (hear) why so many reviewers were not very happy with the early books just because of the reader Ms. Peiffer.
Although she reads the story fine, as with several other readers of various books, she just doesn't seem to have the correct or expected 'tonal quality' for the character in this story, in my opinion!!!
If you're just discovering the "Alphabet" series, I'd still recommend giving it a listen, or, especially in the early stages of this series, get the abridged version and hear the reader that now has become the ONLY reader of the series for the most part, abridged or unabridged, Judy Kaye!
She IS Kinsey Millhone!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Patti on 01-17-11

I Did Finish It

I did finish this book, even after reading "A is for Alibi." But I won't get any of the others by this author. After reading David Baldacci's books, this is just too simple. The Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt are lighter than Baldacci and much preferred over this author. But this is just my unsolicited opinion...

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1 out of 5 stars
By Janette Lands on 09-11-16

narrator

I don't know how I managed to listen to the whole book this narrator is monotone and annoying.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alice on 04-25-18

Great follow up.

This is the 2nd book in the series that I have listened to; I have also listened to A is for Alibi. I really like the character of Kinsey Millhone, I think she's no nonsense and extremely likeable. I bought this and binge listened to it over a couple of days. It wasn't my intention to binge listen, but the descriptions are so vivid, that it is very easy listen and the story is so propulsive, that I couldn't help myself.
I know people dislike the narrator Mary Peiffer, but I think her voice reflects the slightly cynical world view of Kinsey. I really like it when they keep the same narrator for a whole series, because that then becomes part of the character's identity for me. I'd like to know why the whole series isn't available on audio?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Roberta Downey on 02-01-18

great listening

really well written and extremely well read. cannot wait to read the next Kiney Mi,lhone mystery

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