zzSue Grafton L is for Lawless

ISBN 13: 9781415901755

L is for Lawless

3.91 avg rating
( 25,460 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781415901755: L is for Lawless
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Get ready for one of Kinsey Millhone's "wildest adventures yet" (San Francisco Examiner) from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton

L is for LIES...

When Kinsey Millhone's landlord asks her to help deceased World War II vet Johnnie Lee's family find out why the military has no record of his service, she thinks it'll be a cinch. But she is about to meet her match in world-class prevaricators who take her for the ride of her life.

L is for LARCENY...

When Lee's apartment in burgled and a man named Ray Rawson, who claims to be an old friend of Lee's, is beaten up, Kinsey soon finds herself on the trail of a pregnant woman with a duffel bag. Soon the intrepid P.I. is following leads halfway across the country and encountering another man from Lee's past―a vengeful psychopath.

L is for LAWLESS

Stalked by a new enemy and increasingly suspicious of Rawson―not to mention running out of time and money―now Kinsey must steer a collision course to solve a decades-old mystery that some would like better left unsolved....


"A" Is for Alibi
"B" Is for Burglar
"C" Is for Corpse
"D" Is for Deadbeat
"E" Is for Evidence
"F" Is for Fugitive
"G" Is for Gumshoe
"H" Is for Homicide
"I" Is for Innocent
"J" Is for Judgment
"K" Is for Killer
"L" is for Lawless
"M" Is for Malice
"N" Is for Noose
"O" Is for Outlaw
"P" Is for Peril
"Q" Is for Quarry
"R" Is for Ricochet
"S" Is for Silence
"T" Is for Trespass
"U" Is for Undertow
"V" Is for Vengeance
"W" Is for Wasted
"X"

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Both new readers and old fans will welcome this 12th Kinsey Milhone adventure in the "A" is for Alibi series by Sue Grafton. In this case, Kinsey agrees to do a favor for a friend of a friend and gets herself into so much trouble that she promises at the outset never to do such a thing again without careful consideration.

Henry Pitt, her longtime landlord asks her to help a fellow neighbor find evidence that his grandfather served in the military during the Second World War. With such proof, the man can be decently buried, courtesy of the U.S. government. It seems such a simple thing, but with Kinsey, it rarely is. Before long she finds herself entangled with an eccentric and quarrelsome family as well as a long lost buddy who has turned up just in time to get himself beaten up in a robbery attempt of the alleged veteran's apartment. It seems there is a reason the Armed Services have no record of the dead man's service. Kinsey sets out to determine what he might have been doing instead of fighting against the Japanese and why someone might think his shabby apartment worth a burgle.

Typical of the series, the mystery is not the central point of the story, but rather a starting point for Kinsey to become embroiled in a suspenseful (and delightful) search-and-rescue operation, usually against her better judgement. In this case, a gun-toting, arthritic octogenarian and revelations of the inner workings of bargain-rate motels are all part of the adventure. This is an easy and enjoyable read, and a solid addition to Grafton's string of alphabetical hits. --K.A. Crouch

From the Publisher:

One of the nice things about a mystery series is that readers can become familiar with a character and anticipate his or her foibles and methods. I've been following Sue Grafton's alphabet series for years, long before I came to Ballantine Books -- no, not compulsively starting with A is for Alibi, but close enough -- and it's been a pleasure to watch Kinsey Millhone, Grafton's series heroine, grow from one book to the next. It's also a pleasure to watch a writer not only become at ease with her character but hone her storytelling skills. Sue Grafton was good back when she began the series, and she's getting better -- and I, for one, am very glad she's only halfway through the alphabet. --Margaret Sanborn, Senior Publicity Copywriter

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780312373139: L is for Lawless: A Kinsey Millhone Novel (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0312373139 ISBN 13:  9780312373139
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2009
Softcover

9781250041883: L is for Lawless: A Kinsey Millhone Novel (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries)

St. Ma..., 2014
Softcover

9780783813820: L Is for Lawless (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

G K Ha..., 1995
Hardcover

9780449221495: L Is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries)

Fawcett, 1996
Softcover

9780333614051: L is for Lawless

Macmillan, 1996
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

zzSue Grafton
Published by zzBooks on Tape (1996)
ISBN 10: 1415901759 ISBN 13: 9781415901755
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description zzBooks on Tape, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1415901759

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 242.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds