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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 »
ISBN-13: 9780553271638
ISBN-10: 0553271636
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 256
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3.9 stars, based on 441 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.
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
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Another great one by Sue Grafton, love her twists and red herrings!
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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 + 4 more book reviews
not my fav KM story but good.
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I love Kinsey
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just great, this author knows how to keep your interest


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