HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

K come killer by Grafton Sue
Loading...
MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,663252,238 (3.67)27
Member:saintwo2005
Title:K come killer
Authors:Grafton Sue
Other authors:Corbetta L. (Translator)
Info:RL Libri
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:2000, gialli

Work details

K Is For Killer by Sue Grafton

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 27 mentions

English (23)  Spanish (1)  Danish (1)  All languages (25)
Showing 1-5 of 23 (next | show all)
Best unsolved murder - Lorna/prostitute
Limo man - good

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.
  christinejoseph | Feb 5, 2016 |
This is a series of very simple mysteries/thrillers. Enjoyable and they make incredible beach reads. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
I think this was one of my least favorite books in the series. It felt like Millhone's token "sarcasm" was more like plain bitchiness. I liked the idea of the mystery in and of itself but I think the main character just wore on me way too much in this particular instance and the ending seemed overly flubbed and completely lacking any connection or intensity. ( )
  lemotamant898 | Jan 18, 2016 |
Thankfully, I have never suffered with insomnia. I am a bit of the reverse in that I have troubles staying awake past 10:00 pm and my perfect sleep potion seems to be reading while lying in bed. In this Alphabet series book, I got to experience insomnia through Kinsey. I found this mystery to be one the better one's so far n the series. The little details had me trying to pin the possible murder on four different characters at different points in the story. The prostitution/call girl/porno movie angle and the night investigations gives the story a grittier edge to it. While we don't see much if anything of the now regular cast of the "Alphabet series - Kinsey's landlord Henry Pitts, his brother William, her somewhat friend restaurant owner Rosie, etc - it was nice to have a new character in the form of Officer Cheney Phillips arrive on the scene. As with previous stories in the series, I continue to enjoy the nostalgic trip back in time to a pre-cell/smart phone world where one looks for a payphone or asks to use someone's phone when one need to place a call. ( )
  lkernagh | Jun 28, 2015 |
I thought this one started nicely. The plot seemed sturdy. I liked the mix of characters. But it just seemed to come apart at the end. No resolution of many story lines. I always enjoy these books, but this one disappointed. ( )
  rongeigle | Dec 29, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 23 (next | show all)
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.
added by Shortride | editPeople (May 9, 1994)
 

» Add other authors (11 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Grafton, Sueprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holleman, WillemTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaye, JudyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
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.
First words
The statutory definition of homicide is the "unlawful killing of one human being by another."
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
ISBNs 0739314211, 0230701175 and 067942461X are an abridged audiobook.
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449221504, Mass Market Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:03 -0400)

(see all 7 descriptions)

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

(summary from another edition)

» see all 8 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
473 avail.
23 wanted
2 pay8 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.67)
0.5
1 5
1.5 3
2 15
2.5 5
3 155
3.5 33
4 177
4.5 6
5 74

Audible.com

4 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 105,353,587 books! | Top bar: Always visible