P Is for Peril

P Is for Peril

Book - 2001
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She's every lover's feisty girlfriend.

She's every father's courageous daughter.

She's every woman's tough, vulnerable, and spirited alter ego.

She's Kinsey Millhone, familiar to millions of readers around the globe, and she's back in full stride in P is for Peril , her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul. Mordant, mocking, and deceptively low-key, hers is a voice we know we can trust, from a character we've come to love.

Through fifteen novels, Sue Grafton has gone from strength to strength, never writing the same book twice. So it's no surprise that she has taken on new territory in her sixteenth, this time entering the world of noir. It's a world cast in shades of black amid shafts of steel and silver, a shadow land in which the mysterious disappearance of a prominent physician leads Kinsey into a danger-filled maze of duplicity and double-dealing as she taps into the intricacies of a cunning Medicare fraud.

P is for Peril : the novel in which Millhone stakes her life on a thin thread of intuition because the facts glint elusively out of reach and only guesses offer any shot at the truth.

"Unlike many detective series, Grafton's seems only to get better each time out," wrote Entertainment Weekly , and P is for Peril is a case in point. Pushing herself, reaching further with each new book, Sue Grafton delivers every time.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2001
ISBN: 9780399147197
0399147195
Branch Call Number: FIC Graft 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 352 p

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PolyWogg
Mar 10, 2019

BOTTOM-LINE:
Decent mystery, too much other noise.
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
Kinsey is hired for a missing persons case, a retired family doctor, running a nursing home.
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WHAT I LIKED:
The mystery opens with a nice quirk -- it's the ex-wife who hires Kinsey, not the current wife. Like all Kinsey's cases, it gets complicated really fast -- cheating wives, messy divorced families, a search for new office space, Medicare fraud, kids who murdered their parents, etc.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
The sub-story about kids murdering their parents and the convenience of some evidence that comes to her from Henry by coincidence really detracts from the story.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

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RicktheLibrarian
Jul 10, 2018

Excellent book - except I borrowed the Kindle version and I noticed there was no Epilogue, as in her other books. Edited out on the eBook version or was there none in this (print) book, either? There were a few loose "strings".

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ActV
Jan 02, 2016

What happened to chapters 22, 23 and 24?????! I got all the way to the last 3 chapters and could not read how it turned out as only the first page of each of the last three chapters would show

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pquinn
Nov 24, 2012

Enjoyed the plot and the "twists" at the end.

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blossom21
Jan 31, 2010

Entertaining, funny and exciting.

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