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K come killer

by Grafton Sue, Corbetta L. (Translator)

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Title:K come killer
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K is for Killer by Sue Grafton (Author)

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Another home run for Sue Grafton. I loved this book but I almost hate to gush over it because that feels like it would go against the atmosphere of the book.

Kinsey has been asked to by a mother to investigate the death of her daughter on which the police have not been able to make much headway. From there Kinsey gets sucked into the life of the night people in Santa Teresa. She meets hookers, night djs, nurses that work the night shift and waitresses that work at night. Her own life gets turned upside down as she starts working nights and sleeping days. It really has a brooding atmospheric feeling like an old film noir.

The story has a lot of suspicious characters and lines of investigation to follow, a lot of leg work on Kinsey's part. The atmosphere almost clings around this book like night fog. In the end, you can decide whether justice was done or not. This is a story that will stay with you. ( )
  Mrsbaty | Jan 15, 2014 |
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  cmakny | Aug 14, 2013 |
Kinsey in a funk; there's a widening of the character here that I found really interesting. Although "just another" in the alphabet series, this one stands out. The short scene at the end in the water plant was scary. There must be something primeval about the idea of black rushing water that makes me shudder. ( )
  TerriBooks | May 25, 2013 |
Love Kinsey. Can't remember enough to distinguish one book from another in the alphabet series. Some are better than others. All are enjoyable. ( )
  AnnB2013 | Mar 14, 2013 |
A mother wants Kinsey to investigate the death of her adult daughter, which happened nine months earlier. The farther Kinsey delves into the investigation the darker the details become. She finds out the murdered girl has a sordid past and as always, things are not as simple as they seem.

Kinsey is in a bit of a funk in this book. She is sleeping during the day, working all night. Henry, her landlord and friend, is out of town and Kinsey can’t seem to shake her blues.

BOTTOM LINE: A good addition to the series, this book reminds us that even PIs have bad weeks. There are a few great new characters, including a hilarious cross-dresser and a financially savvy hooker. ( )
  bookworm12 | Feb 5, 2013 |
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Grafton exhibits a sharp ear for dialogue and a quarter-horse pace. Her characters are as real as any this side of Elmore Leonard. K Is for Killer offers further proof of Grafton's growth as a writer. This is one mystery series that gains strength with each passing letter.
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For Mary Lawrence Young and crew...
Richard, Lori, and Taylor,
Lawrence,
and Mary Taylor,

and, of course, the dogs...

Sadie and Halley,
Toto and Emmy
Oz, Bob, Dee, Lily, and Tog,

and cats...

Yukio, Ace, Karmin, and Kit,
and beloved Charmin, much missed.
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The statutory definition of homicide is the "unlawful killing of one human being by another."
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When Kinsey Millhone answers her office door late one night, she lets in more darkness than she realizes. Janice Kepler is a grieving mother who can't let the death of her beautiful daughter Lorna alone. The police agree that Lorna was murdered, but a suspect was never apprehended and the trail is now ten months cold. Kinsey pieces together Lorna's young life: a dull day job a the local water treatment plant spiced by sidelines in prostitution and pornography. She tangles with Lorna's friends: a local late-night DJ; a sweet, funny teenaged hooker; Lorna's sloppy landlord and his exotic wife. But to find out which one, if any, turned killer, Kinsey will have to inhabit a netherworld from which she may never return.

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Janice Kepler is a grieving mother who can't let the death of her daughter Lorna alone, so she approaches Kinsey Millhone for help.

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