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Friday, May 13, 2011


TITLE: "B" Is For Burglar
SERIES: Book #2 of the Alphabet Mystery, aka Kinsey Millhone, Series
AUTHOR: Sue Grafton
Mary Peiffer
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio
DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 18, 2005
FORMAT: Unabridged WMA Audiobook (7 hours, 42 minutes)
GENRE: Suspense, Mystery, Thriller
ISBN: 978-1415930120


Finding wealthy Elaine Boldt seems like a quickie case to Kinsey Millhone. The flashy widow was last seen wearing a $12,000 lynx coat, leaving her condo in Santa Teresa for her condo in Boca Raton. But somewhere in between, she vanished. Kinsey's case goes from puzzling to sinister when a house is torched, an apartment is burgled of worthless papers, the lynx coat comes back without Elaine, and her bridge partner is found dead. Soon Kinsey's clues begin to form a capital M -- not for missing, but for murder: and plenty of it.

Winner of the 1985 Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award and the 1985 Anthony Award for Best Novel.


This is the second book in the Kinsey Millhone, aka Alphabet Mystery, series.

Kinsey Millhone, Private Investigator, is hired by a woman to find her sister, who appears to have gone missing, in order to settle a relative’s estate.

When I started this book, I forgot it was written back in 1985 when parachute pants and Mohawks were in style and people didn’t email and use the internet or cell phones! How archaic to have to use the typewriter instead of the computer ;) I have forgotten how different everything was back then!

Kinsey is a very likeable protagonist: she’s a bit of a loner, quirky, self-reliant, and tough.

Grafton’s books are a fast read for me, and I enjoy them.

I also like Mary Peiffer's narration of these books. She did the first one as well.

MY RATING: 3.5 stars!

This book qualifies as:
#30 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge
#20 for my 2011 Audio Book Challenge
#20 for my 2011 "Whisper Stories in My Ear" Challenge
#5 for my 2nds Challenge 2011
#2 for my Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge


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