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B Is For Burglar by Sue Grafton (37)

  • Kindle: 474 KB
  • Print: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (April 1, 2010)
  • ASIN: B0031B7KCQ


Beverly Danziger looked like an expensive, carefully wrapped package from a good but conservative shop. Only her compulsive chatter hinted at the nervousness beneath her cool surface. It was a nervousness out of all proportion to the problem she placed before Kinsey Millhone. There was an absent sister. A will to be settled--a matter of only a few thousand dollars. Mrs. Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars. And she didn't seem like someone longing for a family reunion.
Still, business was slow, and even a private investigator has bills to pay. Millhone took the job. It looked routine.
Elaine Boldt's wrappings were a good deal flashier than her sister's, but they signaled the same thing: The lady had money. A rich widow in her early forties, she owned a condo in Boca Raton and another in Santa Teresa. According to the manager of the California building, she was last seen draped in her $12,000 lynx coat heading for Boca Raton. According to the manager of the Florida building, she never got there. But someone else had and she was camping out illegally in Mrs. Boldt's apartment. The job was beginning to seem a bit less routine.
It turned tricky when Beverly Danziger ordered Millhone to drop the case and it took on an ominous quality when Aubrey Danziger surfaced, making all kinds of wild accusations about his wife. But it only became sinister when Millhone learned that just days before Elaine Boldt went missing, her next-door neighbor and bridge partner had been murdered and the killer was still at large.
A house destroyed by arson. A brutally murdered a woman. A missing lynx coat. An apartment burgled of valueless papers, another ransacked in a melée of mindless destruction. And more murder. As Millhone digs deeper into the case, she finds herself in a nightmarish hall of mirrors in which reality is distorted by illusion and nothing--except danger--is quite what it seems.


New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton is published in twenty-eight countries and twenty-six languages--including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. Books in her alphabet series, begun in 1982, are international bestsellers with readership in the millions.
Sue Grafton was married to Steve Humphrey for more than thirty years. They had three children and four grandchildren.
Sue passed away in 2017.



My review for A Is For Alibi

REVIEW:
I liked this book more than the first, and I really liked that one too!
Kinsey is one helluva character! 
She's tough, smart and can get to the heart of a mystery in no time. She has great instincts. 
Sue Grafton was an incredible writer!
You almost forget that Kinsey is not a real person when you read these stories. It's so easy to get lost in her thrilling world.
So much so, that I just bought book 3.
Yeah, mystery fans really need to digest this series. I wish I had done it while it was new and Sue was alive, but I am just glad to not be missing out anymore.


4.5/5


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  1. i love this series but haven't read any of them in a long time. glad you enjoy each one more
    sherry @ fundinmental

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