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F Is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
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F Is for Fugitive

by Sue Grafton

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Series: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (6)

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Probably not my favorite Kinsey book, but not bad. It did keep my interest throughout. Her landlord Henry is not in this one so much, and I missed that. Kinsey's case in this book is 20 years old, hired by a family to find the truth concerning the death of a young teenage girl. Kinsey has to shuffle through old memories, family not telling her everything and the accused running from the law. Kinsey, herself, is almost a fugitive at one point in this book. ( )
  travelgal | Aug 21, 2018 |
I absolutely love this series. This time around Kinsey gets involved in a case where a man is convicted of murder over 10 years ago and Kinsey must find out if he is the killer. I totally did not guess the end... I thought for sure it was someone else. Love that Kinsey is getting more "rougher" with her actions and words. Always a great read and looking forward to the next one! ( )
  booklover3258 | Mar 14, 2018 |
Royce Fowler hires Kinsey to prove his son did not kill Jean Timberlake seventeen years ago. His son Bailey has recently been captured after being on the lam for the seventeen years and he, Royce. is dying of cancer which is bringing all this to a head. As Kinsey 's investigation progresses, she discovers the murder victim was a teengaer out of control and left many men in town trying to hide their connections to her.

There is Bailey's sister who feels resentment for losing out to her favoured brother, the Baptist minister who gives Kinsey the creeps and for good reason, the maimed druggist who saw too much as a teenager, Bailey's mother who is ill and and an unpleasant patient plus other town characters who all have secrets.

This mystery has a tight plot that had this reader mystified for most of the novel. ( )
  lamour | Dec 31, 2017 |
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  kwerle | Dec 13, 2017 |
Seventeen years ago Bailey Fowler pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for strangling his girlfriend. Despite this confession he was able to walk away from the San Luis Obispo prison and disappear into thin air. Then, thanks to a robbery gone sideways, the cops have Fowler in their possession again. This time, private investigator Kinsey Millhone is on the case, hired by Fowler's family because they've known all along he was innocent. In his father's eyes he may have robbed a gas station at gun point; yes, he did that...but he's not a killer!
The rush to solve this case and clear Fowler's name is expedited by Senior Fowler's illness. Bailey's dad suffers from a cancer that is spreading quickly. Can Kinsey reunite father and son before it's too late? Or did Bailey really kill his pregnant girlfriend?

PS ~ It is not necessary to read every book in the Alphabet series to know what's going on. Even though I hadn't read "E" I knew Kinsey suffered injuries after her garage apartment was bombed at Christmastime. She was still dealing with the repercussions from both in "F".

Caution: "F" is for Fugitive is a little dated. Let's put it this way; it's during an era when you could still swing by the office, pick up your typewriter, and throw it into the trunk of your car. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Apr 13, 2017 |
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Grafton, Sueprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Engel, MortCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eräpuro, AnnikaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holleman, WimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaye, JudyReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When Kinsey Millhone first arrives in Floral Beach, California, it’s hard for her to picture the idyllic coastal town as the setting of a brutal murder. Seventeen years ago, the body of Jean Timberlake—a troubled teen who had a reputation with the boys—was found on the beach. Her boyfriend Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned, but he escaped.

After all this time, Bailey’s finally been captured. Believing in his son’s innocence, Bailey’s father wants Kinsey to find Jean’s real killer. But most of the residents in this tight-knit community are convinced Bailey strangled Jean. So why are they so reluctant to answer Kinsey’s questions? If there’s one thing Kinsey’s got plenty of it’s persistence. And that’s exactly what it’s going to take to crack the lid on this case.

As Kinsey gets closer to solving Jean’s murder, the more dirty little secrets she uncovers in a town where everyone has something to hide—and a killer will kill again to keep the past buried...

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F is for flight ... for fear ... for fugitive. A father believes his son was wrongly convicted for the murder of a troubled teenage girl seventeen years earlier in Floral Beach, California. Detective Kinsey Millhone finds everyone in the small town has something to hide-- and a killer will kill again to keep the past buried. -- Publisher info.… (more)

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