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K is for Killer by Sue Grafton
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K is for Killer

by Sue Grafton

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Series: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (11)

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First, read Mar. 12/17 to April 5/17. Reading again starting Dec 22/18. As always, a great read. Never a dull moment. Her books could be read in one seating if one had the time. I never tire of Kinsey Millhone, the main character in Sue Grafton's books. She is an independent young woman, self-employed, doing what she loves to do and is good at it. As a private investigator, she is a minority in her field. If you enjoy suspense, this is book and series for you ( )
  DocWalt10 | Dec 22, 2018 |
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Lorna Kepler was beautiful and wilful, a loner who couldn't resist flirting with danger. She has also been found dead in mysterious circumstances and her death pulls Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone into a netherworld of deception, betrayal and unavenged murder.

This story is all about Kinsey’s investigation and she talks with many different characters including police as she gathers information. I always enjoy Kinsey and her approach and I like that the story is told in first person. The ending was a little abrupt and left me with a few questions. Otherwise, I thought it was a solid story. I’ve read a number of books in this series and I continue to enjoy them. ( )
  gaylebutz | Oct 5, 2018 |
I found this a sad read. A cold case which let us into the minds of parents, friends, siblings of the murdered girl but left us still not knowing who she really was. Like life really. Do we ever know, really know the people closest to us?

Kinsey soon finds that investigating this ten month old mystery is dangerous. The police suspected murder but could prove nothing. Kinsey is sure Lorna was killed and by a vicious man who kills again and looks to escape justice. Not if Kinsey can help it!

Another well written Kinsey tale to add to the series. ( )
  p.d.r.lindsay | Sep 6, 2018 |
I experienced K is for Killer as an abridged audio book. This work is of course part of Sue Grafton’s “alphabet series” (A through Z) of mysteries, all starring private detective Kinsey Millhone. Here, Kinsey is asked by a grieving mother to investigate the death of her daughter, Lorna. Kinsey finds that Lorna had a secret life, having been working as a call girl and porn actress. Kinsey’s investigation takes her into a complex web of plots involving business shenanigans and family dysfunction, culminating in a frightening scene in the gloomy underground of a water treatment plant where Kinsey nearly meets her demise. I found this to be an above- average mystery, and having listened to the abridged audio tape, would be glad to read the entire book. ( )
1 vote danielx | Jul 20, 2017 |
Kinsey is asked by a grieving mother, Janice Kepler, to investigate the death of her daughter, Laura. Slowly Kinsey puts the pieces together discovering that the beautiful young woman was a high end call girl, acted in a pornographic film and was going to marry a gangster. Kinsey becomes friends with another teenage hooker, with an all night DJ, battles Laura' sloppy landlord and his paranoid wife and wonders about a powerful businessman. Which if any is the killer?

This is a fascinating read and is tough to put down. ( )
  lamour | Apr 21, 2017 |
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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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Grafton, Sueprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holleman, WillemTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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ISBNs 0739314211, 0230701175 and 067942461X are an abridged audiobook.
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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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