"The best new private eye."--The Detroit News
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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
From the Publisher
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.