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N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14)
N is for Noose - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14
Author: Sue Grafton
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ISBN-13: 9780805036503
ISBN-10: 0805036504
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 170 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14) on + 367 more book reviews
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"Suppose we could peer through a tiny peephole in time and chance upon a flash of what was coming up in the years ahead?" The questioner is Kinsey Millhone, middle-aged, two-time divorcee detective and junk food junkie star of Sue Grafton's popular "alphabet" mysteries; the book is 'N' Is for Noose. If Kinsey had had just a smidgen of foresight, she would never have taken her current case, handed down to her from her on-again, off-again flame and comrade in arms, Robert Dietz. We encounter the two this time out after Deitz's knee surgery, as Kinsey drives his "snazzy little red Porsche" back to Carson City, where she checks out his digs for the first time. To her surprise, he lives in a palatial penthouse, which--under the unspoken bylaws of investigative etiquette--she qualmlessly snoops through. They sit around for a fortnight playing gin rummy and eating peanut butter and pickle sandwiches together, but perennially single Kinsey grows wary: "It was time to hit the road before our togetherness began to chafe."

She heads off to meet Dietz's former client, Mrs. Selma Newquist, a devastated widow whose makeup tips seem to come from Tammy Faye Baker. Her husband Tom Newquist, a detective himself, had been working on a mysterious case when he abruptly died of a heart attack. Selma suspects foul play, but bless her, she isn't the brightest star in the sky and can't figure out what Tom was working on even though he's left behind enough paper to fill a recycling truck. Kinsey digs right in and roams the sleepy, one-horse town of Nota Lake for clues, interviewing a colorful cast of in-laws and locals. Beneath the quaint, quiet, country veneer, she unearths a bubbling hotbed of internal strife and familial double-dealing. Was Tom covering up for his partner? Is Selma protecting someone? Grafton's knack for gritty details and realistic characters ("[Selma's] skin tones suggested dark coloring, but her hair was a confection of white-blond curls, like a cloud of cotton candy"), coupled with the fast-paced, believable story line, makes for another delightful, entertaining read.
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This was not one of my favorite Grafton novels usually the story line is very interesting and has a lot of suspense this lacked any suspense and it took a while to finish. I would not recommend this book if you have not read other books by this author. Not one of her best.
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Another Kinsey Milhone mystery. Kinsey definitely made to feel unwanted in a town where a detective had recently died. But his widow didn't think the death was natural, and Kinsey was determined to find the truth. I've enjoyed all of the Kinsey books so far.
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Typical Grafton light breezy mystery with a good mix of wit and adventure
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Another great Grafton "alphabet mystery". The great Kinsey Millhone, private investigator, hits again.
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Kinsey Millhone, P.I. investigates the death of a sheriff at his widow's request. Lots of action, witty. Sue Grafton's latest.
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This is a very easy, enjoyable book to read. It has all the elements you are looking for interesting, understandable and not too
heavy reading. Sue Grafton's books are getting better and better.
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I loved this book. It's a Kinsey Millhone book. She is a private detective that lives in California. In this book, she's helping a widow who wants to find out what was bothering her husband before he died. The results are not what she expected or wanted.
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Sue Grafton is a great writer, knows how to get your attention and hold on until the end.
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Selma Newquist hires Kinsey Millhone to find out what had been bothering her husband six weeks before he died.
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'Kinsey Milhone was winding her way thru the mts. in a cut-rate rental car, heading south on 395 toward the town of Nota Lake, Ca. where she was going to interview a potential client. ...She should have done something else--she should have turned the car in the direction of home. Instead, she was about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career. When Tom Newquist , a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office, died suddenly, the townsfolk were saddened but not surprised: Just shy of 65, Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much and exercised too little. That plus an appetite for junk food made him a poster boy for an American Heart Association campaign. Selma, his widow didn't doubt the coroner's report. But what Selma couldn't accept was not knowing what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. Selma wanted closure and the only way she'd get it was if she found out what it was that had so bedeviled her husband. Kinsey should have dumped the case. It was vague and hopeless, like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead she set up shop in Nota Lake, where she found that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood. Very likely, her own. N IS FOR NOOSE: A novel in which Kinsey Milhone becomes the target and an entire town seems in for the kill.'
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A little tripy, but a good read none the less.
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Sue Grafton is such fun!
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What can I say--this book grabbed me by the neck and wouldn't let me go!
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Here we have Grafton, again solving the myseries that are so engrossing and interesting. I enjoy her style.
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Another great story about private detective Kinsey. An easy read. Very enjoyable.
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Terrific again!
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Had me guessing till the end. Kinsey is hired by a widow to figure out what was bothering her husband before he died.
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Fun mystery romp.
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excellent sue grafton style
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Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office--a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townfolk were sad but not surprised. Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, drank too much, and exercised too little.
Newquist's widow, Selma, didn't doubt the coroner's report. But still, she couldn't help wondering what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. What was it that had made him prowl restlessly at night and brood constantly? Determined to help Selma find the answer, Kinsey Millhone sets up shop in Nota Lake, where she finds that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood--very likely, her own. .
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I enjoy all of Sue Graftons books. She leaves you wanting to come back for more of her books.
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In sue grafton's N is for noose, the cocky private eye nearly gets her head handed to herby inbred natives.... Grafton does'nt stop at surface impressions.New york times book review

Her best work since K is for killer-kirkus reviews
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greeeaaattt.
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I love Sue Grafton, and can't wait for S
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Read them all. Love them. Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office. Who dies suddenly townfolk were sad but not surprised. Selma, Tom's widow couldn't help wonder what bothered Tom in the last xix week of his life. Determined to help Selma find the answer, Kinsey Millhone sets up shop in Nota Lake.
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Another great read!
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If you read this series you know how wonderful they are. Check out all her Alphabet stories!
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Another fun book in the Kinsey Millhone series
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Private eye Kinsey Millhone hangs tough as she investigates a beloved cop's suspicious death, in the 14th novel of this bestselling series.
Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office--a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townfolk were sad but not surprised. Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, drank too much, and exercised too little.Newquist's widow, Selma, didn't doubt the coroner's report. But still, she couldn't help wondering what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. What was it that had made him prowl restlessly at night and brood constantly? Determined to help Selma find the answer, Kinsey Millhone sets up shop in Nota Lake, where she finds that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood--very likely, her own.
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Another in the alpabetical series by this bestselling author. Although I wouldn't criticize her early works each title improves. Kinsey Millhone, a private investigator in California, is hired to uncover the murderer in a tiny village in the mountains. Excellent scene setiing & characterization of the villagers.
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This is a great book. After years of seeing my mom read Sue Grafton's books, I found and picked this one up. I couldn't put it down, and went on to read the next several thereafter. Now, one of these days, I just have to go back and start at the beginning!
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A great mystery with Kinsey Millhone
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Kinsey Millhone is as sassy as ever and up to her neck in another mystery.
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Tom Newquist, a tough, honest detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office, worked too hard, drank too much, and exercised too little. His death at 64 wasn't really surprising to the townfolk. But his widow wants to know what was bothering him in the last weeks of his life. Kinsey is hired to investigate.
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Kinsey Millhone should have done something else-she should have turned the car in the direction of her home. Instead, she was about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career.
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Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office. When he died suddenly the town was sad but not surprised. Just shy of 65, he worked too hard, drank too much, and exercised too little. His widow Selma didn't doubt the coroner's report but couldn't help wondering what bothered him so much the last six weeks of his life. Kinsey Millhone sets up shop in Nota Lake where she finds that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood - very likely her own.
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4 Hours / 4 cassettes.
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N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0375402896 Abridged 4 cassettes 4 hours
Read by: Judy Kaye

When Tom Newquist, a tough, honest, and respected detective in the Norta Lake sheriffs office died suddenly, the townsfolk were not surprised: Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much, and exercised too little. That, plus an appetite for junk food, made him a poster boy for the American Heart Association campaign.

Newquists widow didnt doubt the coroners report. But Selma couldnt accept not knowing what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life --- and the only way shed get closure was if she found out what it was that made him prowl restlessly at night, that had him brooding constantly.

Kinsey should have dumped the case. It was vague and hopeless --- like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, she set up shop in Nota Lake, where she found that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood. Very likely, her own.
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Kinsey is back at it. Great series.
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Another sequel in the alphabet murders. Kinsey follows leads on a man's death for the widow.
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If you are a Sue Grafton fan, add this to your list.
I enjoyed this also.
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Grafton's always a good read...
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Tom Newquist has been a detective in the sheriffs office for years. Honest,tough , respected.When he dies suddenly his widdow wonders what had been bothering him for several weeks.She hires Newquist to find what had been bothering him. Interesting book.
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I have read ALL the Grafton series (even the newest'U') and I love them all. She is a great writer, her stories and characters are very well written. After a few of these, you really get hooked on the characters: Kinsey/Henry and his siblings.Maybe it's the 'tomboy' in me growning up, but I see a lot of myself in her.---Loved them all!
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Kinsey Milhone is my hero(ine). I love Sue Grafton's books.
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I always enjoy Grafton. This made good entertainment through several long car trips
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A Kinsey Millhone mystery.
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"There are few writers able to sustain the solid mixture of detection, narrative energy and cultural observations that one finds so often in Grafton." The Washington Post Book World
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Another great Kinsey Millhone story - great reading!
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one of her best
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Like all of Sue Grafton's books. a great read. Lots of mystery as usual. Check out "N" Is For Noose and try to figure out who the murderer was!!!
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Loved it!
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Moderate story and easy mystery reading.
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great book
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I love these books and this one was not a disappointment. Will read the whole series.
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A really good detective series.
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Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office - a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townfolk were sad but not surprised. Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked to hard, drank too much, and exercised too little. Newquist's widow, Selma, didn't doubt the coroner's report. But still, she couldn't help wondering what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life...Kinsey Millhone sets up shop in Nota Lake, where she finds that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood--very likely, her own...
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Typical of the series.
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This HC book is in fair-to-good condition w/ the previous owner's name written in ink and a price on the inside page.
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When a detective dies suddenly the townfolk were not suprised, but, his widow was not so sure. Something had been bothering her husband in the last six weeks of his life.
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I love the entire Sue Grafton series.... murder mysterys with a human possible twist.
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Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office---a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townfolk wee sad but not surprised. Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, drank too much, and exercised too little.
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Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office-a tough honsest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townfolk were sad but not surprised. Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, drank too much and exercised too little.

Newquist's widow Selma, didn't doubt the coroner's report. But still, she couldn't help wondering what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. What was it that made him prowl restlessly at night and brood constantly? Determined to help Selma find the answer, Kinsey Millhone sets up shop in Nota Lake, wher she finds that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood-very likely her own.
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Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office---a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townfolk were sad but not surprised. Just shy of sixty-five. Newquist worked too hard, drank too much, and exercised too little.
Newquist's widow, Selma, didn't doubt the coroners report.But still, she couldn't help wondering what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. What was it that had made him prowl restlessly at night and brood constantly? Determined to help Selma find the answer, Kinsey Millhone sets up shop in Nota Lake, where she finds that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood---very likely, her own.......