Book Reviews of P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 16)

P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 16)
P is for Peril - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 16
Author: Sue Grafton
ISBN-13: 9780399147197
ISBN-10: 0399147195
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 352
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 239 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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I loved all the books in this series enough to read each one twice.
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Fun-super fast read. But a challenging, exciting case.
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Good Book - Wished for a better ending.
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Another excellent book by Sue Grafton. Couldn't put it down.
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Kinsey is on the hunt again! She has been hired by the exwife of a local Dr. to find him or else why he has disappered. Good Read!
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I really enjoy all of these Kinsey Millhone mysteries. Excellent read.
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I love the alphabet series. Sue Grafton knows how to put you at the scene.
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This is a great series from A-S. It is also a fast read
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It has been awhile since I read this book as I am now waiting for "T" to come out. I have enjoyed all of her books except "S".
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The story begins when Kinsey, against her better judgment, accepts an assignment from crusty interior designer Fiona Purcell. Fiona's ex-husband, prominent Santa Theresa physician Dowan Purcell, has been missing for several weeks. Chief administrator for a nursing home called Pacific Meadows, Purcell left work at the usual time one Friday night and has not been heard from since. Local police have made little or no progress in tracing him, and Kinsey finds herself following in their footsteps, futilely attempting to make sense of an elusive, increasingly remote event.

Kinsey's investigation takes her beneath the placid surface of a respected doctor's life, revealing an unexpectedly problematic underside. The Dowan Purcell who gradually emerges is a secret drinker with a propensity for kinky sex. His second marriage -- to former stripper Crystal Muscoe -- has a carefully concealed dark side that manifests itself in the rebellious behavior of his troubled teenage stepdaughter, Leila. Purcell's professional life proves equally problematic: Pacific Meadows is currently being investigated for numerous counts of Medicare fraud. Picking her way slowly through this lethal combination of elements, Kinsey searches, with typical persistence, for the key to Dowan Purcell's disappearance.
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Good book, twists and turns on every page.
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I wish Hollywood would make a movie or two based on Kinsy Millhone. They would be hilarious.
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I just finished this book and reallyy enjoyed it. Grafton is an excellent novelist that keeps you in suspence. I know anyone that enjoys mystery, suspense and drama will really enjoy this boo.
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P is for Peril is the another of Sue Grafton's quests to cover the entire alphabet with Kinsey Millhone mysteries. It's a very good mystery, but G is for Gumshoe still has to be my favorite!

P is for Peril has Kinsey hired by a bitter ex-wife to try to find a missing doctor. Dr. Dowan Purcell disappeared leaving many unanswered questions and speculation of fraudulent Medicare claims at the nursing home he runs. There seem to be many questions and no answers, so it's Kinsey's job to try to find him and get those answers.

Seems like a simple cookie-cutter type mystery plot, right? Not on your life! Throw in the current wife, a former stripper, with a teenage daughter whose sole purpose in life is to annoy adults and despise any and all authority. This current wife, Crystal, is rumored to be having an affair with her personal trainer. Then there's Crystal's ex-husband who still believes she's coming back to him.

When Kinsey finds the good doctor's body, murder and not suicide is the outcome and these characters each have their own motives for wanting him dead. Even though she's off the case, Kinsey can't let it go and digs even deeper to find the identity of the killer
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Another good one by Grafton
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Sue Grafton's character, Kinsey Millhone, is a tough chick with a soft inside. You get so engrossed in the story, you're sad when it ends.

The book jacket is a bit ruffled, but the book itself is in fine condition.
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Great read
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A most satisfying read.
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Another great entry in this series.
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Grafton is an excellent writer!
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In her latest adventure, Kinsey Millhone enters the world of noir. A shadowland in which the mysterious disappearance of a prominent physician leads Kinsey into a danger-filled maze of duplicity and double-dealing... It is now nine weeks since Dr Dowan Purcell vanished without trace. The sixtynine-year-old doctor had said goodnight to his colleagues at the Pacific Meadows nursing home, had climbed into his car and driven away - never to be seen again. His embittered first wife Fiona is convinced he is still alive. His second wife, Crystal - a former stripper forty years his junior - is just as sure he is dead. Enter private investigator Kinsey Malone, hired by Fiona to find out just what has happened to the man they loved. Enter also Tommy Hevener, an attractive flame-haired twenty-something who has set his romantic sights on Kinsey. And Tommy is a man with a very interesting past
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Kinsey Millhone's investigation into the investigation of the disappearance of Dr. Dowan Purcell. Sue Grafton as always satisfies one's desire for a good read.
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great book
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Beautiful gift copy.
She's every lover's feisty girlfriend.
She's every father's courageous daughter.

She's every woman's tough, vulnerable, and spirited alter ego.

She's Kinsey Millhone, familiar to millions of readers around the globe, and she's back in full stride in P is for Peril, her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul. Mordant, mocking, and deceptively low-key, hers is a voice we know we can trust, from a character we've come to love.

Through fifteen novels, Sue Grafton has gone from strength to strength, never writing the same book twice. So it's no surprise that she has taken on new territory in her sixteenth, this time entering the world of noir. It's a world cast in shades of black amid shafts of steel and silver, a shadow land in which the mysterious disappearance of a prominent physician leads Kinsey into a danger-filled maze of duplicity and double-dealing as she taps into the intricacies of a cunning Medicare fraud.

P is for Peril: the novel in which Millhone stakes her life on a thin thread of intuition because the facts glint elusively out of reach and only guesses offer any shot at the truth.

"Unlike many detective series, Grafton's seems only to get better each time out," wrote Entertainment Weekly, and P is for Peril is a case in point. Pushing herself, reaching further with each new book, Sue Grafton delivers every time.
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love grafton
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"Book for book, this may be the most satisfying mystery series going." --The Wall Street Journal
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Dr. Purcell is missing. His ex-wife calls Kinsey to find him. She blames the new wife and her affair. The office thinks it's Medicare Fraud.
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Typical Sue Grafton. Dr. Dowan Purcell was running a nursing care facility when he disappeared. It wasn't his current wife who called Kinsey, it was his ex-wife.

Donna V.
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Not my kind of book.
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Dr. Dowan Purcell had been missing for nine weeks when Kinsey got a call asking her to take on the case. A specialist in geriatric medicine, Purcell was a prominent member of the Santa Teresa medical community, and the police had done a thorough job. Purcell had no known enemies and seemed contented with his life. At the time of his disappearance, he was running a nursing care facility where both the staff and patients loved him. He adored his second wife, Crystal, and doted on their two-year-old son. It wasn't Crystal who called Kinsey. It was Purcell's ex-wife, Fiona. Kinsey's instincts told her to refuse the job, yet she ended up saying, "i"ll do what I can, but I make no promises." It was a decision she'd live to regret.
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Dr. Dowan Purcell had been missing for nine weeks when Kinsey got a call asking her to take on the case. A specialist in geriatric medicine, Purcell was a prominent member of the Santa Teresa medical community, and the police had done a thorough job. Purcell had no known enemies and seemed contented with his life. At the time of his disappearance, he was running a nursing care facility where both the staff and the patients loved him. He adored his second wife, Crystal, and doted on their two-year-ole son. It wasn't Crystal who called Kinsey. It was Purcell's ex-wife, Fiona. Everything about their meeting made Kinsey uneasy, Fiona's manner was high-handed and her expectations unrealistic. Kinsey's instincts told her to refuse the job, yet she ended up saying, "I'll do what I can, but I make no promises." It was a decision she'd live to regret.
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I have not read this book it was given to me by a friend.Grafton seems to be a popular author though.