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Sep 04, 2007
| 559 Minutes
Apr 06, 2004
| 162 Minutes
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Sep 04, 2007 | ISBN 9780739359129
Apr 06, 2004 | ISBN 9780739316269
"Ms. Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWWendell Jaffe has been dead for five years–until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe’s $500,000 life insurance policy–her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. 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….A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD
Once again, Kinsey Millhone, America’s favorite female P.I., embroils herself in a complex and entertaining Alphabet Murder Mystery. When Wendell Jaffe, mastermind of a real-estate scam, disappeared at sea, nobody was found. Now, five years later, he’s declared legally dead and California Fidelity has to pay up on his life insurance policy . . . to the tune of half a million dollars. Soon after, the tune slides off-key when Jaffe is spotted in Mexico – and Fidelity hires Kinsey Millhone to sort things out. Oddly enough, Kinsey’s investigation of the con man’s past triggers a surprising inquiry into her own family history,. And, as the two stories intertwine, our favorite P.I. finds herself facing dangerous consequences.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton first introduced Kinsey Millhone in the Alphabet Series in 1982 and since then, both writer and heroine have become icons and international bestsellers. Ms. Grafton is a writer who consistently breaks the bonds of genre while… More about Sue Grafton
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