Authors & Events
Sep 04, 2007
| 550 Minutes
Apr 06, 2004
| 176 Minutes
Sep 04, 2007 | ISBN 9780739359143
Apr 06, 2004 | ISBN 9780739316283
"THIS IS ONE OF GRAFTON’S MOST FUN-TO-READ BOOKS. . . . One of [Kinsey Millhone’s] wildest adventures yet."–San Francisco ExaminerWhen Kinsey Millhone agrees to do a favor for Henry Pitts, her lovable octogenarian landlord, she literally gets taken for the ride of her life. The family of a recently deceased WWII veteran wants her to find out why the military has no record of his service. All Kinsey has to do, she thinks, is cut through some government red tape. But when the dead man’s house is ransacked and his old army buddy is beaten up, she quickly realizes he was not all he seemed. Before long Kinsey is trailing crooks halfway across the country, impersonating a hotel maid, tangling with a baseball bat-wielding grandmother, and running from one very dangerous character. With her money almost gone and her nerves frayed, Kinsey’s got to solve a decades-old crime and make it back home in time for Henry’s wedding . . . if she can make it back at all. . . .
In her twelfth caper of this alphabet series, Kinsey Millhone, P.I., our cheeky heroine, helps a neighbor find out why the government has denied an elderly relative’s veteran benefits. Sounds like a real yawner for Kinsey.But it’s not when this seemingly mundane mystery leads to a stash of millions from a 1940s robbery and makes us wonder what grandpa really did during the war. Characteristically, Kinsey uses one-liners to get past a shotgun-toting, a mopish ex-con and vengeful psycho — among others — who stand between her, the answers and the loot.
#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
Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network
Stay in Touch