B Is for Burglar

B Is for Burglar

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

Paperback - 2005
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B is for Burglar , from Sue Grafton's #1 New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series

Although business has been slow lately for P.I. Kinsey Millhone, she's reluctant to take on the case of locating Beverly Danziger's sister Elaine Boldt. It's a small matter that Beverly should be able to handle herself. So why is she enlisting Kinsey's services? Beverly claims she needs Elaine's signature on some documents so that she can collect a small inheritance. But the whole affair doesn't sit well with Kinsey. And if there's something she's learned in her line of work, it's to always follow your instincts...

Kinsey's hunch proves true when she begins her inquiries into Elaine's whereabouts and discovers that the attractive widow was last seen in a flashy lynx coat boarding a plane for Boca Raton. But the more Kinsey searches for Elaine the more questions she encounters. Is Elaine's disappearance tied in to the brutal murder several months ago of one of her bridge partners? And what happened to Elaine's Persian cat who seems to have also vanished?

Things take a turn for the worse when a stranger vandalizes the home of one of Elaine's neighbors and another neighbor turns up murdered. With her reputation and career on the line, Kinsey risks all to find a missing woman and a killer who's waiting in the shadows to strike again...

"A" Is for Alibi
"B" Is for Burglar
"C" Is for Corpse
"D" Is for Deadbeat
"E" Is for Evidence
"F" Is for Fugitive
"G" Is for Gumshoe
"H" Is for Homicide
"I" Is for Innocent
"J" Is for Judgment
"K" Is for Killer
"L" is for Lawless
"M" Is for Malice
"N" Is for Noose
"O" Is for Outlaw
"P" Is for Peril
"Q" Is for Quarry
"R" Is for Ricochet
"S" Is for Silence
"T" Is for Trespass
"U" Is for Undertow
"V" Is for Vengeance
"W" Is for Wasted
"X"

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005.
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed.
ISBN: 9780312939007
0312939000
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 18 cm.

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dkgriff
Aug 04, 2016

Another good one from Sue Grafton .. shorter than some of the others .. quick and enjoyable read.

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bridge1
Jul 25, 2016

I read the whole series and was never tired of the story or the character.

Vincent T Lombardo Feb 15, 2015

Sue Grafton is a great writer. The plot was excellent; Grafton had me guessing until the end. I love the character of Kinsey Millhone and I plan to read the rest of the series.

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Sarah1984
Mar 29, 2014

This is one of a number of books I read over the holiday period, but didn't have the time (or more honestly the inclination) to write a review as I was reading it, so this review will not be as long or as detailed as my usual reviews are. Christmas was crazy busy with cooking and last minute shopping and I just wanted to read another great book without having to use my brain to write an intelligent and cohesive review, so I apologise for my dreadful laziness and promise to do better through the rest of the year (except maybe during my two 3 week long holidays where I might be too tired to read as well as review).

Just as good as the first book in the series - possibly because it followed almost the same formula. Kinsey gets a case, spends 200 or so pages investigating, a few dangerous moments will probably be included, followed by a 20 or 30 page climactic scene where Kinsey will be injured or even in danger of dying (but she won't actually die because she's still got most of the alphabet to make her way through) and then the story ends slightly abruptly with her signing off her report for the case. As long as I don't read all the books one after another I don't think I'll get bored with the formula - I like Kinsey too much and I've read so few 'cosy mysteries' that the whole subgenre is pretty new and special to me.

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Ubalstecha
Jul 29, 2011

Excellent. This is even better than the first book.

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joannet2
Apr 26, 2011

This is very average crime mystery that was a little too predictable for my liking.

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