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D is for Deadbeat: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery (Kinsey Millhone Mystery 4) [Paperback]

Sue Grafton
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24 May 2012 Kinsey Millhone Mystery 4

‘My name is Kinsey Millhone. I’m a private investigator . . . female, single and self-employed, with a constitutional inability to work for anyone else. I’m a purist when it comes to justice, but I’ll lie at the drop of a hat. Inconsistency has never troubled me . . .’

It was late October, the day before Halloween. He introduced himself as Alvin Limardo. The job he hired Kinsey to do seemed easy enough . . . until his cheque bounced. His real name was Dagett. John Dagett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead.

The cops called it an accident – death by drowning. Kinsey wasn’t so sure. The man, it seemed, had a lot of enemies . . .

‘Heart-pounding, totally mesmerizing suspense’ New York Times


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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pan (24 May 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 144721224X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447212249
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sue Grafton has become one of the most popular mystery writers, both here and in the US. Born in Kentucky in 1940, the daughter of the mystery writer C. W. Grafton, she began her career as a TV scriptwriter before Kinsey Millhone and the 'Alphabet' series took off. She lives and writes in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky.


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"One of the things that makes Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series so unfailingly entertaining is Millhone's character. She's the last one to cultivate eccentricities in the Nero Wolfe manner, and her unsentimental, loner's-eye view of herself and the world keeps her feet on the ground. But her cases often get messy because she feels things strongly. This happens again, more satisfyingly than ever, in '"D' is for Deadbeat,""--"The ""Detroit"" News" "Kinsey Millhone has the characteristic persistence of the good private eye who won't be deterred from digging out the truth. With skill, Grafton keeps not only her appealing detective but her readers on the edge to know more."--"Ms. magazine" "Taut prose and controlled plotting make Grafton an outstanding writer of hardboiled detective stories. Social awareness and human weakness play a great part in the Millhone books, which always manage to finish with a heart-stopping climax. Well done indeed."--"Library Journal"

About the Author

Sue Grafton has become one of the most popular female writers, both in the UK and in the US. Born in Kentucky in 1940, she began her career as a TV scriptwriter before Kinsey Millhone and the 'alphabet' series took off. She plans to take Kinsey all the way through the alphabet to Z. Sue lives and writes in Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky.

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5.0 out of 5 stars D Is for Deadbeat 24 Oct 2005
Format:Paperback
It's rather a bitter sweet novel over all, there's one scene at a funeral which is brilliantly funny and had me laughing out loud. On the other hand, the final scene of the book is tragically depressing and ends the book on a little bit of a downer.
The book has hardly a mention of the other regular characters Kinsey knows, so there is no appearance from Henry and Rosie pops up only the once. That said, Kinsey finally cements her relationship with Jonah Robb whose wife, to both his and Kinsey's delight, as decided she wants an open relationship!
As I say this one isn't so light and "throwaway" as some of the other alphabet mysteries but is still very dramatic and very enjoyable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of her best - yet still enjoyable 16 Nov 2000
By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Even when the story lets you down, which I felt this one did, there is always plenty of interest in where Grafton takes her protagonist, Kinsey Millhone. I didn't find the characters very sympathetic in this book and it was hard for me to care what happened to them. Having said that it was still an interesting read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sue Grafton is a very talented writer. 19 Jun 2014
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All the books I have read from this author has gripped me right to the very end. The books although are different stories they seem to flow after one another by introducing people mentioned in the previous book, this I really enjoy as it just feels as the book goes on and on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 8 Feb 2014
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was given a book in the series as a holiday read and decided to make my way through the series. really like the stories by this author
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4.0 out of 5 stars Distinctly not Deadbeat 3 Jan 2014
By Beeman
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the fourth book in the Kinsey Millhone series, and I feel that I'm really getting to know Kinsey, and how she reacts to situations. Sue Grafton writes some delicious descriptive prose which gives a real life sparkle to her words, and makes the story very real.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another shocker from Sue 18 Dec 2013
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Didn't see that ending coming. As always with Sue Grafton a truly good read, she never fails to have me turning the pages with eager anticipation
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5.0 out of 5 stars another winner 5 Nov 2013
By anon
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she's a great writer, not only of plots, but her metaphors and descriptions, plus the really feisty, believable heroine private investigator, Kinsey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read 22 Sep 2013
By ad
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all of sue grafton books are a really good read and very well written.if you have not read her books i really recommend them.
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