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"F" is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – November 29, 2005
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“Exceptionally entertaining…an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice.” ―San Francisco Chronicle
“Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire…P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator…are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes.” ―The Buffalo News
“Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found.” ―Los Angeles Herald Examiner
“Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye.” ―Library Journal
“Tough but compassionate…There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone.” ―Best Sellers
“A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner.” ―Newsweek
“Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone…The best detective fiction I have read in years.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“Smart, tough, and thorough…Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure.” ―The Bloomsbury Review
“Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives…She's refreshingly free of gender clichés. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it.” ―Boston Herald
“What grandpa used to call a class act.” ―Stanley Ellin
“Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator.” ―Dorothy Salisbury Davis
“Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor.” ―Kirkus Reviews
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Sue Grafton has been married to Steve Humphrey for more than thirty years, and they divide their time between Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky, where she was born and raised. Grafton, who has three children and four grandchildren, loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine.
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"F" takes Kinsey Millhone out of town to solve a 17-year-old murder case, and she's soon up to her ears in decades-old clues and crimes. One of the things Grafton does best is to create vivid and realistic communities of people. "F" is a great example of this--each character we meet is interesting, complex, AND has interactive relationships with other characters we've met. Everyone's connected, and when Kinsey solves the mystery, it makes sense because it FITS the characters.
My only (minor) complaints are that I missed the usual cast of characters (especially that Hungarian-type woman at the bar where Kinsey eats) and that Grafton indulges in a little moralizing at the end, which seemed heavy-handed.
The story itself was the typical riot, but it seemed to have less humor than previous ones. In "E", for example, I loved the relationship Millhone had with her pet policeman at the local station. Those descriptions were warm and human. These just seemed...snippy. Of course, there were still some laugh-out-loud moments. I think there always will be.
I liked the idea of solving an old mystery and, while this took me two road trips to get through, I was satisfied by the end, which as always caught me by surprise.
Onwards to "G" I go...
"'F' is for Fugitive" is yet another enjoyable Kinsey Millhone mystery with lots of quirky characters, particularly Bailey Fowler's family, who own the motel near where Jean was killed. It's also Kinsey's temporary residence while her apartment is being rebuilt after the happenings in the previous book ("'E' is for Evidence"). "'F' is for Fugitive" is relatively fast paced and has a more rounded ending than in some of Grafton's other books. And, as usual, I enjoyed Kinsey's sarcastic humor and refreshing first person narrative. Worth reading if you're into this alphabet mystery series.
Typical Grafton style in this book, you won't know who the real killer is until the end. Sue Grafton not only keeps you on the edge of your seat, but has you second-guessing yourself when you think you've figured it all out.
Surprises abound in this book, from the unknown dangers, to the love and caring shown to Kinsey by her buddy Henry! Everyone should have a friend like Henry! I can't say enough good things about F IS FOR FUGITIVE without giving away all of the little curves Grafton throws at you in this book. Suffice it to say, it's absolutely wonderful!!
If you want to read a book that will make your heart race, make you take the book everywhere with you until you're finished - this is the one for you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just started reading this series! Very entertaining!!! Kinsey is funny and gets into some serious situations. Highly recommend reading.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love the Sue Grafton Alphabet series! I read it years ago and started it over again because there are more books now!Published 19 days ago by Pats n Sox Fan
I'm enjoying the Sue Graft Novels--and have so many more to look forward to reading!Published 2 months ago by George N. Wells
This author is great. I look forward to finishing the series!Published 2 months ago by Cheryl Stofka
was bored with books A, and B, didnt get to the F book.
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