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F Is For Fugitive by Sue Grafton

F Is For Fugitive

by Sue Grafton

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Series: Kinsey Millhone (6), The Alphabet Mysteries (book 6)

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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 |
Join Grafton’s legendary P.I. Kinsey Milhone as she investigates a brutal 17 year old murder in the coastal town of Floral Beach, California. (#6 in a series—but you’ll enjoy it even without #1-5!)
  mcmlsbookbutler | Nov 7, 2016 |
The identity of the culprit wasn't a big surprise. Even though there were plenty of leads pointing to almost everyone in the little town of Floral Beach, the critical clues lead in just one direction. Kinsey was her usual sassy self but, without her Santa Teresa regulars to play off of, the camaraderie element of the previous books wasn't there. I'm hoping Kinsey's back with Henry and Rosie for the rest of the series. ( )
  wandaly | Jun 30, 2016 |
Another good episode in the Kinsey Milhone series. This one didn't have as interesting of a plot as some others in the series, but it was still good. I wasn't able to figure out the killer until the end, but when I did figure it out, everything made sense.
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  jguidry | May 31, 2016 |
Review; F Is For Fugitive by Sue Grafton.

This is one out of the alphabetic series of Sue Grafton’s. I find it not as thrilling as some others in the series. It didn’t materialize the suspense to carry the story to the end. In places a little boring.

The story was about a man found guilty of murder. He was then incarcerated but escaped from prison two years into his sentence and became a fugitive at large for sixteen years. He was caught and that is when Kinsey Malhone, private investigator was hired by the guy’s father to dig into the files of the court case of his son who was accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend years before. The father felt his son was innocent, but was he? The story went on but it just lacked the thrill of the investigation and the events that described the scenario surrounding the murder.

The story was ok and I finished the book, however I was disappointed with this book of the series.
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
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Eräpuro, AnnikaTranslatorsecondary 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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