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B Is for Burglar (1985)

by Sue Grafton

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Series: Kinsey Millhone (2)

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A Kinsey Millhone mystery. A wealthy woman needs to find her sister to settle a will. It looks routine, boring. Still, business is slow and even a private investigator has bills to pay, so Kinsey Millhone takes the case. But this is not routine and the deeper Kinsey digs the trickier things get. The client tries to call Kinsey off, an accusing husband surfaces and a double murder turns the case sinister. Kinsey feels adrift in a fog of distortion, where nothing - except danger - is quite what it seems. "B" is for burgler is the second in the series which began with "A" is for alibi.… (more)
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I found this, the second Kinsey Millhone book, an improvement on the first. Kinsey grows a little more as a character and the story is tighter, with fewer characters and a more elegant mystery. When the denouement came I thought “of course that’s it” but all through the book it had been deliciously just out of my grasp. Great stuff and Kinsey is a worthy female addition to the PI tradition typified by the likes of Travis McGee. ( )
  whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
I listened to this on a road trip. I think B is for Burglar is a better story that A is for Alibi. Really enjoyed it. ( )
  Catherine_Dilts | Feb 25, 2022 |
Fiction
  hpryor | Aug 8, 2021 |
Such a struggle to finish this one. Again too many insignificant characters poorly drawn and the main one remains two dimensional. I just didn't care about anyone or anything that was happening. The detail is excruciatingly dull in parts. Such a shame as I wanted another long series to devour but Donna Lyon Sue Grafton ain't! Even 50 Shades is better than this! ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
After Sue Grafton's recent death I saw a lot of people praising her work. This series, about a private detective based in California, was the main thing she wrote. I don't think this particular entry broke any crazy new ground, but it was an entertaining little mystery with a couple of good twists. ( )
  wishanem | May 27, 2021 |
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Grafton, Sueprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ammelrooy, Anneke vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Herrmann, BirgitÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaye, JudyReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peiffer, MaryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prometeo Moya, AntonioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Steven, who sees me through.
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After it's over, of course, you want to kick yourself for all the things you didn't see at the time.
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ISBN 9055011029 is the Dutch book for A Is for Alibi, B Is for Burglar, C Is for Corpse
ISBNs 0333926722, 0333989260 & 140507289X are for the Macmillan Readers edition, retold by John Escott
ISBNs 0739357352, 0375417184, 039457978X, 0333989260 are for abridged audiobook

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A Kinsey Millhone mystery. A wealthy woman needs to find her sister to settle a will. It looks routine, boring. Still, business is slow and even a private investigator has bills to pay, so Kinsey Millhone takes the case. But this is not routine and the deeper Kinsey digs the trickier things get. The client tries to call Kinsey off, an accusing husband surfaces and a double murder turns the case sinister. Kinsey feels adrift in a fog of distortion, where nothing - except danger - is quite what it seems. "B" is for burgler is the second in the series which began with "A" is for alibi.

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Female, aged thirty-two, single, self-employed and wiser than she used to be. For Kinsey Millhone, private investigator, only one thing stays the same. When a client sits down in the chair across the desk, she never knows what's going to happen next...

Business was slow, and there was nothing about Beverly Danziger to cause Kinsey concern.

She was looking for her sister. She paid up front. And if it seemed a lot of money for a routine job, Kinsey wasn't going to argue.

She kicked herself later for the things she didn't see. But by then she was in danger, and money was the last thing on her mind...
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