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
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780449003794
ISBN-10: 0449003795
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 439 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Kinsey Millhone, Santa Teresa California private investigator, always charms and thrills her fans. What will we do when Sue Grafton runs out of alphabet?
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Grafton's character, Kinsey Milhone, has been a thoroughly entertaining read. The series is great and I'm working my way through them all!
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I really enjoy the witty dialog and keeps-you-guessing suspense in Sue Grafton's novels, and this one doesn't disappoint.
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A typical Kinsey Millhone detective mystery!! Grafton is still a master at keeping you glued to the book until the very end!
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Grafton is always good read.
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Honestly, not her best work but still worth the read.
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Kinsey Millhone is trying to find out what happened to a doctor that has disappeared. He has an ex-wife & a current wife. Another book that keeps you guessing until the end.
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Kinsey Milhone is such fun to follow, book to book!
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P is for peris. Crackels with suspence and pops with surprises.
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I love the entire Sue Grafton series.... murder mysterys with a human possible twist.
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I enjoy the Kinsey Millhone series.
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I read this right after reading "O" is for Outlaw. Sue Grafton is never boring, and neither is Kinsey Millhone for that matter. Good twist in this one.
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Ongoing series of mysteries with private detective, Kinsey Milhone. Set in southern California. Good plot, suspensful, and a fun read.
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Kinsey Millhone is investigating the case of a missing docotr, his angry ex-wife and the beautiful current wife. Grafton is able to come up with new ideas for this format. You want to keep reading to the conclusion of the case.
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"Kinsey Millhone never sees it coming. S is mired in the case of a doctor who disappeared, his angry ex-wife, and beautiful current one--a case that is full of unfinished business, unfinished homes, and people drifting in and out of their own lives. Then Kinsey gets a shock. A man she finds attractive is hiding a fatal secret--and now a whole lot of beauty, money and lies are proving to be a fatal distraction from what Kinsey should have seen all along; a killer standing right before her eyes..."
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The 19th Kinsey Milhone mystery finds her distracted from her current case by a fatally attractive man
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Grafton is amazing. Still going strong with this terrific mystery series.
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Just another good book in a good detective series.
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Crackles with suspense and pops with surprises.
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Great book series. Kinsey Milhone is a likeable character, makes you want to stay up reading!!
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The Sue Grafton books helped open up the world of "hard-boiled" detectives to women. Her protagonist, Kinsey Milhone, is smart, tough and thoroughly believable.
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I must be getting old...This book seemed to be so slow moving. I wanted it to get to the point!
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excellent installment of the Kinsey Millhone series.
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SYNOPSIS
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 Theresa medical community, and the police had done a thorough job. Purcell had no known enemies and seemed content 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-old 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."
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Another great installment of the wise-cracking PI. Kinsey. You absolutely have to love a woman who knows how to get by with one basic black dress, make you laugh, and catch the bad guys. Yummy reading. Perfect for summer or anytime.
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Sue Grafton...my favorite author. Always a good read!
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I love all the alphabet books but this has been the best one I have read so far. Enjoyed the mystery, characters and the humor in this book.
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A great read!
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Grafton delievers - always a good hot chocolate read!
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Another book in the Kinsey Millhone series. She is doing her usual sleuthing, involving a doctor who has disappeared, his angry ex-wife and his beautiful new one. Ms. Grafton does a great job in keeping her stories individual and always interesting. I really enjoyed this one!
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I love this series. This is a duplicate, it's the only reason I would get rid of this author!
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Kinsey Millhone at her best!
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16 in series
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When Dowan Purcell, a respected physician who operates a nursing home, disappears, his ex-wife hires Santa Teresa PI Kinsey Millhone to look into it. Fiona Purcell is still seething over Dow's affair and subsequent marriage to Crystal, a former stripper, yet they're still friends, and she seems worried. But when his body is discovered, she's among the suspects. Both of Dow's wives, at least one of his business partners, and perhaps even Crystal's teenage daughter had motives to kill.

While in her most recent adventures (N Is for Noose, O Is for Outlaw) Kinsey has acquired new digs, an extended family, and a few more gray hairs, in this one (which takes place some time in the mid-'80s), she's 36, still living in the remodeled garage that was blown up in an earlier novel. Easier than a facelift, and while Sue Grafton is a solid enough writer to pull it off, dedicated Kinsey fans will miss the more complex and multidimensional character who aged so ruefully and interestingly in the '90s. This isn't Grafton's strongest case; it's hard to care about any of Purcell's women or his associates. More exciting is the secondary plot, which involves a handsome landlord who offers Kinsey the new office space she's been seeking and turns out to be a lot more trouble than she bargained for. Despite its somewhat plodding pace and the echo of a more evolved heroine that rings through its pages, Grafton's many fans will probably shoot P Is for Peril right to the top of the bestseller list.
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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-old 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.

Pursuing the mysterious disappearance of Purcell, Kinsey crashes into a wall of speculation. It seems everyone has a theory. The cops think he went on a bender and is too ashamed to come home. Fiona is sure he ran off to get away from Crystal, and Crystal is just as sure he's dead. The staff at the nursing home is convinced he's been kidnapped, and one of his daughters, having consulted a psychic, is certain that he's trapped in a dark place, though she doesn't know where. Kinsey is awash in explanations and sorely lacking in facts. Then pure chance leads her in another direction, and she soon finds herself in a dangerous shadow land, where duplicity and double-dealing are the reality and, with the truth glinting elusively out of reach, she must stake her life on a thin tread of intuition.

"P" is for Peril: Kinsey Millhone's latest venture into the darker side of the human soul.
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Kinsey Millhone never sees it coming. She is mired in the case of a doctor who disappeared, his angry ex-wife, and beautiful current one---a case that is full of unfinished business, unfinished homes, and people drifting in and out of their own lives. Then Kinsey gets a shock. A man she finds attractive is hiding a fatal secret---and now a whole lot of beauty, money, and lies are proving to be a fatal distraction from what Kinsey should have seen all along: a killer standing right before her eyes...
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Kinsey Millhone never sees it coming. She is mired in the case of a doctor who disappeared, his angry ex-wife, and beautiful current one-a case that is full of unfinished buisness, unfinished homes, and people drifting in and out of their own lives.
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Kinsey Millhone never sees it coming. She is mired in the case of a doctor who disappeared, his angry ex-wife, and beautiful current one - a case that is full of unfinished business, unfinished homes, and people drifting in and out of their own lives. Then Kinsey gets a shock. A man she finds attractive is hiding a fatal secret - and now a whole lot of beauty, money, and lies are proving to be a tatal distraction from what Kinsey should have seen all along: a killer standing right before her eyes...
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Didn't read this one. I picked it up at a paperback exchange and was waiting to read the previous books but never got around to it.
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Amazon.com
When Dowan Purcell, a respected physician who operates a nursing home, disappears, his ex-wife hires Santa Teresa PI Kinsey Millhone to look into it. Fiona Purcell is still seething over Dow's affair and subsequent marriage to Crystal, a former stripper, yet they're still friends, and she seems worried. But when his body is discovered, she's among the suspects. Both of Dow's wives, at least one of his business partners, and perhaps even Crystal's teenage daughter had motives to kill.