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 Kinsey Millhone into a netherworld of deception, betrayal and unavenged murder ...'Crisply written, ingeniously plotted, with a regard for humanity striving against the odds that's ...
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 Kinsey Millhone into a netherworld of deception, betrayal and unavenged murder ...'Crisply written, ingeniously plotted, with a regard for humanity striving against the odds that's both tonic and rare' - "Literary Review". "'K is for Killer" is another exciting novel from the excellent Sue Grafton' - "Daily Mirror".
Kinsey Millhone seems like the modern day female version of the male P.I.s of the past like Rockford. It is pure entertainment. Judy Kaye is excellent as reader. She really brings Kinsey to life.
Jan 13, 2011
K is for Killer
I really love, Sue Grafton's mystery stories. They hold your interest and always turn out differently then you might have thought. Good reading.
Aug 26, 2008
A wonderful mystery novel
I read this book first out of Grafton's alphabet mystery series, and loved it. Main character Kinsey Millhone has a sharp wit , managing to find humor in nearly any circumstance. "K" is for Killer is written with intelligence and believability, able to stand alone on it's own in the series (I was not lost beginning in the middle of the series, but did not have to slog through a ton of exposition). It's a classic whodunit, with beautiful characterizations and many twists and turns of plot. Overall, a definite must-read for any mystery/suspense fan.
Jul 27, 2008
I have read most of Sue Grafton's books and found this one just a little boring in spots. However I would still tell someone else to read it if they love mysteries. Good read but some of hers are better
Oct 5, 2007
I have read all her "alphabet series" so far and have not been disappointed. Her sense of humor pops out in the most amazing places and I find myself laughing out loud. She has a true talent for blending mystery, humor and character development. I always find myself looking forward to the next book and following her characters. Although previous characters are not usually essential to the plot, she weaves them in a nice continuous story line from one book to the next. Her detective work is "low tech" which makes it totally believable. I wonder what will happen to Kinsey after "Z"?
Publishers Weekly, 1994-03-07 The 11th adventure of Santa Teresa, Calif., PI Kinsey Milhone has a dark tone--due in great part to Kinsey's working this case mostly at night. Kinsey agrees to look into the 10-month-old death of Lorna Kepler, a young woman whose decomposed body was discovered in her cabin so long after death that it was impossible to determine the cause. Kinsey's client, Lorna's mother, who works the night shift in a 24-hour diner, suspects murder. So does Kinsey, especially after investigating Lorna's effects and her considerable assets, some unaccounted-for. An anonymously delivered pornographic tape adds to the emerging portrait of the dead woman as an intriguingly self-sufficient, ambitious woman of the evening. In nighttime forays, Kinsey talks to an all-night deejay whom Lorna often visited at his studio; she meets--and befriends--a prostitute who occasionally teamed up with Lorna to party with clients. She also investigates the victim's day job as a part-time receptionist for the water district, where a high-stakes development project is currently raising tempers. A host of suspects includes a porn filmmaker in San Francisco, members of Lorna's family, her landlord, the water district employees and even a smooth-dressing cop, whom Kinsey talks to at night. But lack of sleep dulls Kinsey's perceptions and it takes two more deaths and the surprise appearance of a deus ex limousine to lead her to a solution. Even sleep-deprived, Kinsey shows spunk and appeal, but she is not at her sharpest here. 600,000 first printing; author tour. (May)
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