Book Reviews of L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12)

L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12)
L is for Lawless - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12
Author: Sue Grafton
The Market's bargain prices are even better for Paperbackswap club members!
Retail Price: $30.00
Buy New (Hardcover): $19.99 (save 33%) or
Become a PBS member and pay $16.09+1 PBS book credit (save 46%)
ISBN-13: 9780805019377
ISBN-10: 0805019375
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 160

4 stars, based on 160 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

65 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
L is for 'loved it'! Sue Grafton continues to be one of my favorite mystery writers!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on
Helpful Score: 1
another winner for Sue Grafton in her Kinsey Millhone series-entertaining mystery.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was one of the best books that Sue Grafton has written. The main character Kinsey Millhone, PI tries to do a favor for her landlord Henry and ends up traveling across country following some very dangerous people who try to kill her. It is exciting, funny, interesting and easy to read.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 61 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Typical Grafton light breezy mystery with a good mix of wit and adventure
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Kinsey Millhone is a great character. Light reading at its best. I'm a man and have no trouble reading this lady detective stuff.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 58 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another terrific Sue Grafton read!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another installment of the Kinsey Millhone Mysteries. Great book!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 367 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Both new readers and old fans will welcome this 12th Kinsey Milhone adventure in the "A" is for Alibi series by Sue Grafton. In this case, Kinsey agrees to do a favor for a friend of a friend and gets herself into so much trouble that she promises at the outset never to do such a thing again without careful consideration.

Henry Pitt, her longtime landlord asks her to help a fellow neighbor find evidence that his grandfather served in the military during the Second World War. With such proof, the man can be decently buried, courtesy of the U.S. government. It seems such a simple thing, but with Kinsey, it rarely is. Before long she finds herself entangled with an eccentric and quarrelsome family as well as a long lost buddy who has turned up just in time to get himself beaten up in a robbery attempt of the alleged veteran's apartment. It seems there is a reason the Armed Services have no record of the dead man's service. Kinsey sets out to determine what he might have been doing instead of fighting against the Japanese and why someone might think his shabby apartment worth a burgle.

Typical of the series, the mystery is not the central point of the story, but rather a starting point for Kinsey to become embroiled in a suspenseful (and delightful) search-and-rescue operation, usually against her better judgement. In this case, a gun-toting, arthritic octogenarian and revelations of the inner workings of bargain-rate motels are all part of the adventure. This is an easy and enjoyable read, and a solid addition to Grafton's string of alphabetical hits.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 355 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is another good story in the line of alphabet mysteries by Sue Grafton. Her few "detours" from great writing in previous "letters" seem to have been a minor bump in the road and she now returns to a good plot and strong characters.

I have to admit that one of my favorite characters in this series is Henry Pitt, Kinsey Millhone's landlord and friend. I enjoyed the Henry who wrote crossword puzzles and tried them out on Kinsey before he sent them in for publication. I enjoyed the Henry who always had something baking in his kitchen. And many times I have wondered why some sexy senior citizen hasn't snagged this wonderful catch of a man!

This story gives us a little more insight into Henry than we've seen in the past. Henry convinces Kinsey to help a friend of his on a simple matter - she needs to show that Henry's friend served in the military during World War II so he can be buried as a veteran. Such a simple request and it should have a simple solution, but as we've seen with Kinsey in the past, nothing is an easy task, so the plot thickens...

The family of the deceased is too busy fighting among themselves to be much help to Kinsey. Then an old friend shows up and gets attacked at the dead guy's apartment. Once again we're on a race to see what's around the next corner for Kinsey and to find out why the government has no record of this veteran serving his country.

There's a little bit of mystery, but more suspense in this book. And more laughs than we've seen in the past with Grafton's other books. I'd recommend this easy read to anyone wanting a few hours of enjoyment as it's definitely one of Sue Grafton's better books in this series. I only hope she will continue with this quality and not hit any more bumps that throw her off to only mediocre writing!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 3 more book reviews
was not a very interesting book at all. i was surprised . maybe just not to me hope someone else likes it
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on
As usual I enjoyed Kinsey trying to solve the mystery. Feel like I really know her now since I am up to L in her alphabet series. It's a good read.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on
"L" is for Lawless was pretty good, but not one of my favorite Sue Grafton murder mysteries.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on
"L is for Lawless" wasn't my all-time favorite Sue Grafton novel, but it was good and I liked the little twist at the end. Really enjoying this series!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 6 more book reviews
Another great mystery from Sue Grafton!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 59 more book reviews
This is the first Sue Grafton book i've read. It was a fun adventure with twists and turns. Made the drive more enjoyable.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 54 more book reviews
A fast moving & entertaining Kinsey Millhone mystery with an amusing crew looking all over for the loot from a Very Old robbery !
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 362 more book reviews
Wow, read this in just a few hours, keeps you going till the end. Kinsey gets involved in something she did not want to, and gets left broke and with a major headache! Good book!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 147 more book reviews
Another great mystery/thriller from Sue Crafton!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 608 more book reviews
Kinsey's skills are about to be sorely tested. She is about to meet her duplicitious match in a couple of world-class prevaricators who quite literally take her for the ride of her life.

"L" Is for Lawless: Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives. Call it the return of Kinsey as bad girl -- quick-witted and quicksilvery, smart-mouthed and smartalecky-poking her nose into everyone's dirty laundry as she joins up with a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in an Our Gang comedy that will take her halfway across the country and leave her with a major headache and an empty bank balance.

America's favorite borderline delinquent is back with her one-liners on tap and her energy level on high, romping through her fastest and funniest adventure in this, her twelfth foray into the alphabet of crime
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 296 more book reviews
I have read all of these alphabetical mysteries, and enjoy them greatly.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 13 more book reviews
These are fun, light books to read. Very enjoyable.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on
"L" is for Lawless: Call if Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call is a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 31 more book reviews
"L" Is for Lawless: Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed up motives. . . . . .
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 29 more book reviews
Typically good Kinsey fun.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 42 more book reviews
Grafton is a wonderful writer, you can never get enough of her books.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 24 more book reviews
You can't beat Grafton! This is a good one!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 458 more book reviews
I loved this series. I didn't read any of them until " 'S' is for Silence" came out. It was great going from one to the next without waiting for the next to come out.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 16 more book reviews
Entertaining, easy read.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 58 more book reviews
One of the stronger stories of the series.

Taking the main character out of her regular 'home turf' and having an ever-shifting mystery keeps this story fresh and nicely paced.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on
Good read
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 61 more book reviews
This is a great weekend mystery - the alphabet mysteries! Add this one to your reading list - a must read!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 59 more book reviews
Not cover showen. Older cover
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 216 more book reviews
Consistent - this series is an enjoyable read.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 13 more book reviews
This series is consistently intriguing and engaging. It's a joy to get hooked on it!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 56 more book reviews
Book was good until the end! I really hate unresolved endings!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 6 more book reviews
fun read
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 66 more book reviews
Good as are all Sue Grafton books
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 264 more book reviews
Love this series!! Granny is too funny in this book!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 92 more book reviews
L is for Lawless is one of the better Grafton books I have read!! Starting with a records check, Kinsey Millhone takes off into a case revealing a decades old bank heist and the battle between heist partners and estranged offspring!
Plenty of action, believable characters and Grafton's patented sense of "order gone awry".
She is very consistent in this theme but it never gets stale, she usually starts with what seems a simple open and shut case and she is very good at stretching the envelope to create the utmost screwed up excitement!! And, with alphabet series, you don't even have to go in order!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 11 more book reviews
Featuring Kinsey Millhone, P.I., the star of the "alphabet novels".
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 6 more book reviews
Wow...Grafton takes the reader on such an adventure it'll keep you hanging on until the first last word. Great book.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 46 more book reviews
Really enjoy this character.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 29 more book reviews
Another in her excellent alphabet series; okay to read out of order. Kinsey Milhone is the witty female PI from coastal California.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 6 more book reviews
Kinsey Millhone decides to do favor for a neighbor, she did not realize it would take her all over the United States, or be dangerous.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 145 more book reviews
great book
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 2499 more book reviews
Kinsey's skills are about to be sorely tested. She is about to meet her duplicitous match in a couple of world-class prevaricators who quite literally take her for the ride of her life.

"L" Is for Lawless: Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives. Call it the return of Kinsey as bad girl-- quick-witted and quicksilvery, smart-mouthed and smart-alecky-- poking her nose into everyone's dirty laundry as she joins up with a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in an Our Gang comedy that will take her halfway across the country and leave her with a major headache and an empty bank balance.

America's favorite borderline delinquent is back with her one-liners on tap and her energy level on high, romping through her fastest and funniest adventure in this, her twelfth foray into the alphabet of crime.

"A" Is for Alibi
"B" Is for Burglar
"C" Is for Corpse
"D" Is for Deadbeat
"E" Is for Evidence
"F" Is for Fugitive
"G" Is for Gumshoe
"H" Is for Homicide
"I" Is for Innocent
"J" Is for Judgment
"K" Is for Killer
"L" is for Lawless
"M" Is for Malice
"N" Is for Noose
"O" Is for Outlaw
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 143 more book reviews
When Kinsey Millhone agrees to do a favor for Henry Pitts, her lovable octogenarian landlord, she literally gets taken for the ride of her life. Great series...great read!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 79 more book reviews
12 in series
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 20 more book reviews
GREAT BOOK...
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 336 more book reviews
you'll love kinsey malone P.I.,, sue grafton does an awesome job w/this series... If your a fan of "easy to read " mysteries w/likable characters.. then you will love this series.. i've read them all.
if you want more info just drop me a email
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 329 more book reviews
enjoy the story line of these books but feel the author gets too descriptive of the surroundings and neighborhoods etc etc. I find myself skipping and then miss things. Otherwise a good story.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 12 more book reviews
there is no book jacket for this book.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 66 more book reviews
Another Great Kinsey Milhoune adventure. She just barely survives.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 261 more book reviews
This series of books is wonderful... Be sure to read them all.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on
Sue Grafton is great!
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 683 more book reviews
As with all her books this one is fun to read. Su
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 47 more book reviews
A Kinsey Millhone mystery. She is a private detective who lives in California. In this book, she agrees to do a favor for her landlord that she thinks is going to be an easy job & it ends up taking her accross the country.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 608 more book reviews
Kinsey's skills are about to be sorely tested. She is about to meet her duplicitious match in a couple of world-class prevaricators who quite literally take her for the ride of her life.

"L" Is for Lawless: Call it Kinsey Millhone in bad company. Call it a mystery without a murder, a treasure hunt without a map, a quest novel with truly mixed-up motives. Call it the return of Kinsey as bad girl -- quick-witted and quicksilvery, smart-mouthed and smartalecky-poking her nose into everyone's dirty laundry as she joins up with a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in an Our Gang comedy that will take her halfway across the country and leave her with a major headache and an empty bank balance.

America's favorite borderline delinquent is back with her one-liners on tap and her energy level on high, romping through her fastest and funniest adventure in this, her twelfth foray into the alphabet of crime
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 26 more book reviews
Kinsey Millhone agrees to do a favor for Henry Pitts, her lovable octogenarian landlord. The family of a recently deceased WWII veteran wants her to find out why the military has no record of his service. The dead man's house is ransacked and his old army buddy is beaten up and she realizes, he is not what he seemed.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 586 more book reviews
When 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 vetran 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......
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 41 more book reviews
Has a different cover on it
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 711 more book reviews
When Kinsey Millhone agrees to do a favor for Henry Pitts, her lovable octogenarioan landlord, she literally gets taken for the ride of her life. The family of a recently deceased WWII veteran wants her to find ut whey 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.
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 127 more book reviews
When 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 ransaked and his old army buddy is beaten up, she quickly realizeshe was not all he seemed. Before long Kinsey is trailing crooks halfway across the country, impersonating a hotel maid, tangling with a baseball-bat-weilding 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....
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 3 more book reviews
cover looks different then listed
reviewed L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 12) on + 14 more book reviews
cover maybe diferrent