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D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4)
D is for Deadbeat - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4
Author: Sue Grafton
He called himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he had for Kinsey was cut-and-dried: locate a kid who'd done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. It was only later, after he'd stiffed her for her retainer, that Kinsey found out his name was Daggett. John Daggett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead. The cops called it an accide...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312939021
ISBN-10: 0312939027
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 143 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is the first of the Kinsey Millhone books I've read, so my comments should be taken with that in mind. Grafton is touted for her 'offbeat humor' and 'tough but compassionate' style and I guess those phrases fit. Let me add my own phrase: "mystery lite". A few other authors come to mind in that sub-genre, particularly some of the works of Harlan Coben and Lawrence Block. Kinsey is a former cop turned private eye and in this tale at least she comes off as a bit of a diletante in spite of her spartan living conditions and old volkswagen sedan. In many respects she most closely resembles Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr character...especially in the way she's drawn deeper into the mystery in spite of both her inclinations and intentions. An okay read, but not one I'd return to until I've given up my preferred espresso for decaf.
reviewed D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another good one by Grafton. These remind me of back in the old days when I couldn't wait to read the next Nancy Drew mystery!
reviewed D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4) on + 92 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another great one by Sue Grafton, love her twists and red herrings!
reviewed D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4) on + 29 more book reviews
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Another Kinsey Millhone adventure! I loved this one. It's fun getting to know the character better as I work my way through the series.
reviewed D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4) on + 5 more book reviews
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Really get into the Kinsey Millhone character. Author quite descriptive and gets you into the story. Reading all books and all good.
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reviewed D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4) on + 7 more book reviews
Easy read. First time reading author. I was guessing "who done it" right to the end. I recommend this author to all.
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I like this author and the main character Kinsey Millhone.
reviewed D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4) on + 21 more book reviews
The author is one of the best authors of detective story writing today. Her heroine Kinsey Millhone, a private investigator is hired to deliver a $25,000 bank check to a 15 year old boy. When her retainer check bounces Kinsy sets out to find her client who she discovers is an ex-con, with two wives and a lot of people who wish him dead. when her client shows up dead the police think it is an accident but KInsey is not so sure.


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