Book Reviews of D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4)

D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4)
D is for Deadbeat - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 4
Author: Sue Grafton
ISBN-13: 9780553271638
ISBN-10: 0553271636
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 436 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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Another great one by Sue Grafton, love her twists and red herrings!
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Kinsey Millhone is a great character. Light reading at its best. I'm a man and have no trouble reading this lady detective stuff.
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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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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!
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Kinsey has a new client,who pays her with a bad check. She goes looking for him to get her $ only to dicover he is dead. She wants to find out Why and by Who and ends up in a twisting tale of tangled lives.
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Another great one by Sue Grafton.
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Kinsey still holds her own
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Terrific!
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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.
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Another book in the Kinsey Millhone series. She is a private detective who is hired to deliver a check to a fifteen year old. Turns out the retainer check is phony & when she tries to find the man who gave it to her, he's dead.
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Great reading.
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As always hard to put down.
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One in the continuing series involving private investigator Kinsey Millhone.
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I like this author and the main character Kinsey Millhone.
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Another great Kinsey Millhone mystery. A female private investigater character is truly refreshing.
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Sue Grafton ABC series keeps getting better.
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One of Sue Grafton's best. Really.
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I love the entire Sue Grafton series.... murder mysterys with a human possible twist.
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I really love these novels. This one is probably one of the best I've read thus far.
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Great Series. Once you read ABCD you'll want the rest.
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The client came to Kinsey Millhone with an easy job -- just deliver $25,000 to a fifteen-year-old kid. A little odd, and a little too easy, but Kinsey took Alvin Limardo's retainer check anyway. It turned out to be as phony as he was. In real life, his name was John Daggett, a chronic drunk with a record as long as your arm and a reputation for sleazy deals. But he wasn't just a deadbeat. By the time Kinsey caught up with him, he was a dead body -- with a whole host of people who were delighted to hear the news. But how do you make a stiff pay up what he owes you?
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A fun "lite" read
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not my fav KM story but good.
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just great, this author knows how to keep your interest
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I love Kinsey
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This one was a pretty interesting story and I liked it. Good read...
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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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Another stellar effort by Ms. Grafton. I'm reading them in order, so this was my fourth. I can't really say which one I like best at this point. They're all so consistently good. "D" is for Darn Good.
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Enjoyable series. Light read.
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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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Typical Sue Grafton...Good!
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Kinsey Milhone seems a little slow in figuring out this one....but as always she does come through.
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The client came to Kinsey Millhone with an easy job-just deliver $25,000 to a fifteen year old kid. It turned out to be as phony as he was.
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Good story, keeps you guessing!
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One of my favorite from this whole series of Kinsey Millhone books!
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Entertaining mystery
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Kinsey Milhone mystery. Good story. I love Kinsey
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Kinsey Millhone mystery. Good story and suspense
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4th book in the Kinsey Milhone series. This series is almost as comical as Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum.
In this book, the client hires Kinsey to deliver $25,000 to a fifteen-year-old kid. A little odd, and a little too easy, but Kinsey took Alvin Limardo's retainer check abyway. It turned out to be as phony as he was. In real life his name was John Daggett, a chronic drunk with a record as long as your arm and a reputation for sleazy deals. But he wasn't just a deadbeat. By the time kinsey caught up with him, he was a dead body with a whole host of people who were delighted to hear the news. But how do you make a stiff pay up what he owes you?
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you'll love kinsey millhone.. she has an off beat sense of humor..and fiesty sense of justice.tough but compassionate.. bright brisk and very 'get to know ' kinda P.I.
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Another great Kinsey Millhone mystery!
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I love this series. I've read each book twice..
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I have read all of her "Alphabetical" mysteries, and would recommend them all.
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It was interesting, not quite as good as the first 3 but worth reading. i can't wait to read E now.
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Very good as usual with Sue Grafton
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A great series starring the likable but edgy Kinsey Milhone.
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This was great to listen to, I liked the book ok but the ending left me wanting more. I just didn't like the ending. When it was over I was happy to move on to the next book. Hoping it will be better!
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a typical sue grafton lady detective story. this is an early one and is not as good as her later ones I think. still a good fast page turner for beach or plane
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Another of the alphabet series I enjoyed. They are usually humorous, romance, mystery, all wrapped into one. Not disappointed. A quick read too.
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Book was in great condition. Fast shipment!
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Terrific story. Fun to see how Grafton matures as a writer as years pass.
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Kinsey Millhone is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives... She's refreshingly free from gender and genre clichés. Grafton, who is a witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor-and a set of wonder woman sheets to prove it. (Boston Herald)
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Typical Kinsey - I wouldn't give it up, but I have a duplicate.
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the whole searies of these sue grafon books are terrific.
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The client came to Kinsey Milhone with an easy job--just deliver $25,000 to a fifteen-year-old kid. A little odd, and a little to easy, but Kinsey took Alvin Limardo's retainer check anyway. It turned out to be as phone as he was. In real life, his name was John Daggett, a chronic drunk with a record as long as your arm and a reputation for sleazy deals. But he wasn't just a deadbeat. By the time Kinsey caught up with him, he was a dead body--with a whole hose of people who were delighted to hear the news. But how do you make a stiff pay up what he owes you?

I love her books.
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Has a different cover on it
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Another wonderful and suspenseful case for Kinsey. I couldn't stop reading.
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The client came to Kinsey Millhone with an easy job---just deliver $25,000 to a fifteen year old kid. A little odd, and a little too easy but Kinsey took Alvin Limardos retainer check anyway. It turned out to be as phony as he was. In real life his name was John Daggett, a chronic drunk with a record as long as your arm and a repuration for sleazy deals. But he wasn't just a deadbeat. By the time Kinsey caught up with him, he was a dead body---with a whole host of people who were delighted to hear the news. But how do you make a stiff pay up what he owes you?
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The client came to Kinsey Millhone with an easy job---just deliver $25,000 to a 15-year-old kid. A little odd, and a little too easy, but Kinsey too Alvn Limardo's retainer check anyway. It turned out to be as phony as he was. In real life his name was John Daggett, a chronic drunk with a record as long as your arm and a reputation for sleazy deals. But he wasn't just a deadbeat. By the time Kinsey caught up with him,he was a dead body---with a whole host of people who were delighted to hear the news. But how do you make a stiff pay up what he owes you?
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cover maybe diferrent