Book Reviews of R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) (Large Print)

R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18) (Large Print)
R is for Ricochet - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 18 - Large Print
Author: Sue Grafton
ISBN-13: 9780786266340
ISBN-10: 0786266341
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 572
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 2
"Another success for Grafton, May 8, 2005"
Reviewer: Carolyn Rowe Hill, author: "so far, R is for Ricochet is my favorite. I see the point another reviewer made about entitling the book R is for Reba as this character is definitely the lead in this story, which at times I found disconcerting. However, I grew to like Reba, so it turned out to be OK by me. While the book is not riveting (I could easily set it down and return to it later), I found it comfortable to read in parcels and finished it in a few days (which gave me time to absorb many of its details). Whatever else is going on, it's always interesting to see what's up with landlord Henry Pitts, his brother William and wife Rosie the Hungarian, and this time with Michigan brother, Lewis, who arrives for an unscheduled visit.

It does seem to me Grafton has increased her descriptive narrative as she proceeds through the alphabet. Perhaps this has become convenient filler. She has been roundly criticized for this practice, but if the reader absorbs the descriptions, he/she learns much about the places Detective Kinsey Millhone has been and how precisely she takes in the scene around her (makes for a good detective). I do think one can only describe bars so many times before the descriptions become grudgingly repetitious, and counting down the digital readout on an elevator door panel (twice) is carrying things a bit far, "...4 to 3 to 2 to 1." I was also surprised at how easily Kinsey allowed Reba to manipulate her... as in the shopping spree. If she didn't want Reba in the changing room with her, I would've expected her to just say NO.

Having said all this, I found the book an enjoyable read and continue to be impressed with Grafton's way with words. Her description of the July heat as being "thick as sour milk" and smelling like "feedlots" made me feel the unpleasantness of the day even as we experience an unusually long, snowy, cold winter in Michigan. She follows this sentence with a description of her T-shirt sticking to her back and the "sheen of moisture" on her face, "...the sort of clamminess that wakes you from a dead sleep when you've just come down with the flu." Yuck!

I intend to eventually read all Grafton's alphabet novels and to learn from her as an author." Carolyn Rowe Hill
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Helpful Score: 1
As you might expect from the title, this is the 18th in the series about PI Kinsey Milhone. I wouldnt recommend starting the series with this one, I think the author has developed the character in such a fashion that a new reader cant just fall into this world. In truth if you havent read any of these by now, youre not interested anyway. In this outing, Kinsey is hired by a dying rich man to watch over his daughter Reba for a few weeks as she gets out of prison. Its quickly apparent that Reba has no guilt over her conviction for embezzlement, and no intention of going straight. Reba is a great character and the plot moves along quickly, with some interesting twists happening. What I didnt like was Kinseys cooperation with Reba in some things youd think a licensed PI wouldnt really do; and I felt like Kinsey really ought to have been quicker on the uptake about Rebas motivations. She seems pretty wishy-washy in this book, like anyone could have convinced her of anything if theyd just put on enough pressure. All in all, it kept me reading, and its not the worst in the series, but I dont think its the best either.
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I want to read the whole alphabet!
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This was another fine book from Sue Grafton. If you like her other "alphabet" books, you will be pleased with this one.
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Another super Sue Grafton creation. How does she do it? Great story after great story, and she just gets better.
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Classic Kinsey Millstone
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Anyone who has read Sue Grafton and is familiar with the heroine, Kinsey Milhone, will love this one. Kinsey is hired by an wealthy father to help his daughter return to society following a four year jail sentence for embezzlement. Lots of action.
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Kinsey is to help Reba who is getting out of prison. She is given this assignment by Reba's father. Of course things do not go smoothly as Reba's past catches us with her.
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Fast easy read, typically Grafton.
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Kinsey Milhone--at her funny, in your face best!
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Some slow parts, but overall a good book.
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KINSEY BABYSITS THE ONLY CHILD OF AN ADORING RICH FATHER WHO COULD DENY HER NOTHING. HE HAS KEPT HER OUT OF ALL SCRAPES EXCEPT EMBEZZLEMENT. NOW OUT OF PRISON HE GET KINSEY TO KEEP HER STRAIGHT AWAY FROM BOOZE AND GAMBLERS...GOOD LUCK KINSEY. LIFE IS NEVER THAT SIMPLE
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Kinsey Millhone is babysitting a parolee, daughter of a very wealthy man.Fast paced, entertaining.
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Another great Kinsey Millhone book.
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Nice Grafton book, easy read. Bestseller
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another great thriller by Sue Grafton
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Great as always.
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A refreshing heroiene. If you haven't tried Grafton yet, you are missing a sterling of example of the mystery writer's craft.
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Kinsey Millhone, private detective in Santa Teresa, California -- a great addition to the author's excellent mystery series
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Can't beat Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone for fun with your mystery.
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The whole series is great
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I love this series. Kinsey is a bounty hunter by trade, but she's not as tough as that sounds. She finds her bounty by accident or by some wicked help. Very funny series kind of reminescent of Janet Evanovich's
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Excellent - I love this series!
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Grafton never fails to please. This time she's not the main focus of the story, but a bit player telling the story from the sidelines.
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This is a very good book. I have enjoyed all of Grafton's books.
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Grafton never fails to please. This time she's not the main focus of the story, but a bit player telling the story from the sidelines.
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Another fun Kinsey Milhone book. If you are familiar with Sue Grafton's series, you'll enjoy this.
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I love the Kinsey Millhone series.....
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Loved this book ! The Kinsey Millhone series is excellent!
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Another great mystery from Kinsey Milhone. This time she is hired to "babysit" Reba Lafferty upon her release from jail. These mysteries are always light and fun.
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Enjoyed this installation of a wonderful series. Came up only 4 stars because there were several times when Kinsey did some stupid things that made me talk out loud to her. Not quite consistent with her prior image as a smart and a little cynical. Still, an excellent read and a nice finish.
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It was OK compared to some of Kinsey's other cases. This is an Abridged version.
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Fun Sue Grafton novel, part of the Kinsey Milhone series.
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Loved listening to it! Very enjoyable... especially on a long car ride... passes the time so quickly!!!
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The best part of the series detective stories is that you get to know the character - Kinsey Millhone. Starting another day which sometimes might seem a bit boring but suddenly takes a turn to which boring doesn't look quite as bad. You might cringe at the cheese and pimento sandwiches, or chuckle at the tarantula spider scurrying across the office floor; but you will always be on the alert to what ever could possibly happen next!

This is a great "get away" book to stimulate the senses in the lifestyle of a female detective who shares human need and desire at multiple layers. The balance of priorities and how to handle those gray areas in life, but make it through in one piece. With lessons learned and a positive attitude towards approaching her next case, she finds that sometimes you do not have to be looking for trouble. It can find you!

The great part about the whole story is not guessing the ending half way through the book. Your challenged right through to the end and satisfied with a just ending.
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My husband and I love these books because they are set in thinly disguised Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard California,my home town and stompin ground. Plus they have a gritty spunky protagonist that catches your heart and often the stories have good twists.This story has Kinsey babysitting a parolee who has friends in the underworld.Good stuff!
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I loved this book. Suspenseful and fun.
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A daughter of privlege, Reba Lafferty, finally is convicted of embezzelment. When her parole come up, her father hires a "babysitter," Kinsey, the spunkiest, funniest, and most engaging private investigator in Santa Teresa, California. The terrific end of the Kinsey Millhone mysteries.
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Grafton is a master story teller. It will be a sad day
when we reach the end of the alphabet.
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Another great one in the long list!
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Kinsey Milhone mystery. Simple enough small job - pickup and babysit a millionaire's daughter paroling from a California prison. Nothing is ever that simple for Kinsey.
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Not one of the best Kinsey Millhone books, but not bad.
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This is one of the better Sue Grafton novels. Kinsey becomes entangled with a spoiled, rich girl who has a troubled past. The usual murder and mayhem ensue with some good subplots as well.
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Not the typical Kinsey Milhoune read. A refreshing read.
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Excellent, I enjoy all her books.
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I have always enjoyed this series and this one is no let down.
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Kinsey Milhone is up to her old tricks of solving mysteries that didn't seem like they would end up in murder. She is such a well-honed character that one feels as if one knows her. Her relationships with the usual characters are still good and her helping others always seems to catapult her into danger.
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The usual Sue Grafton mystery. Always enjoyable easy read.
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward-the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.
But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around...
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From Amazon.com: Private Investigator Kinsey Milhone is back on the job, hired by a privileged parolee's father to keep her out of trouble. It should be an easy assignment-until the parolee's past starts coming back to haunt her.
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I loved it - I've read them all.
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Not her best, but I like Kinsey Millhone. She is addictive as a gutsy female PI
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if you like good and bad guys, this is it. cops and prison all in one.
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Another fun inst5allment in a series I have enjoyed greatly.
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Excellent as usual for Sue Grafton.
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The latest of Grafton's A-Z alphabet with Kinsey Millhone saying she is not the star of this novel; rather her impetuous client.
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What are we going to do when she runs out of alphabet?
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Another great mystery by Grafton involving a rich mans daughter who is just released from prison and Kinsey is to "watch over her" until
she readjusts!! An interesting relationship begins despite the difference of attitudes, etc. A must read for Kinsey fans or anyone wanting a good mystery.
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Really good read.
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Funny, keeps you reading
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One of my favorite authors - always a page turner.
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tHIS IS A GOOD ONE
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Anything by Sue Grafton is great.
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One of my favorite authors; always a fun read.
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Being a big fan of Sue Grafton I would be bias in my review probably. All her alphabet books are great..can't go wrong with any of them..story follows young (32 or 34 y.o.) woman detective's adventures
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Ah, wonderful as always. A new best friend for Kinsey, some boring survelliance, a little bit of seediness- oh, but then the pain of loss and the despair of knowing she couldn't change someone.

Kinsey is hired to "babysit" Reba who is getting out of prison after serving almost 2 years for embezzlement- simple, huh? Luckily for Kinsey, Reba, her new best friend also has great taste in clothing and manages to do some fashion re-education for Kinsey. More surprisingly, Kinsey gets a great new haircut- imagine how stylish she's looking! All this happens before the danger picks up and Kinsey is in the middle of breaking and entry and even scarier elements around the edges of crime. No great surprise, these lead to actual danger for Kinsey and fears for
Reba's life.

R doesn't bring in any members of Kinsey's trying-to-get-closer family, but Kinsey learns some lessons about intimacy from a long term friend. She observes as Henry's family interferes in his possibilities for romance and she supports Henry in standing up to his brothers. Rosie is off the offal cooking stint- although I'm googling Hungarian recipes right now to see if some of those sound appealing- and is now serving cheap wine to compensate for better cooking.
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Kilsey Millhone has a little romance in this book by Sue Grafton..She
also has a lot of mystery...
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Great book. If you liked Sue Grafton's previous "alphabet" books, you will love this one also.
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Great book, as usual from Grafton
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Another great mystery for Kinsey Millhone to solve.
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Part if the Graton "Alphabet" series, it is entertaining and up to the usual Kinsey Milhone genre.
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Kinsey baby sits privileged women out on parole
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Private Investigator Kinsey Milhone is back on the job, hired by a privileged parolee's father to keep her out of trouble. It should be an easy assignment-until the parolee's past starts coming back to haunt her.
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An easy and fast read although not too much happens until the end of the book.
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Very good, Kinsey Milhone good as usual.
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A nice change for Kinsay, a nice change for the reader. Better than I expected.
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Great book! I love Kinsey Milhone.
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can't beat the alphabet series. grafton at her best
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not her best; still, a good read.
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifites when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, hving served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers. It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Reba seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good. But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around...
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at 32, she is about to be paroled, having served 22 months of a 4 year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward -- the woman seems reasonable and friendly. And the money is good.
But life is never that simple and Reba is out of prison less than 24 hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around . . .
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Love it, great fast, fun read.
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Not as good as some of the Alphabet series. Not to much to think about as far as mystery goes. Liked that Kinsey is having a romance, best part for me.
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excellent book you just have to read it
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My wife enjoyed it!
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Laffertery was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at 32, she is about to be paroled, having served 22 months of a 4 year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.

It seems a straightforwars assignment for Kinsey; babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward-the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.

But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than 24 hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around.....
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years,he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasen't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled having served twenty two months of a four year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
But life is never simple and Reba is out of prison less the twenty four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around....
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Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.
It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey:
babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward-the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.
But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less that twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes cirdling around.....