F is for Fugitive Audio CD – Audiobook, Oct 31 2000
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“Intriguing plot; swift pace; convincing, mostly repellent characters; seedy, small-town ambience; and a heroine who has mellowed just a little make this another winner for Grafton.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“With this complex mystery and her ever-deeper glimpses into its heroine, Grafton's series promises to hold readers all the way to Z.” ―Publishers Weekly--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Everyone knew the kind of girl Jean Timberlake was -- ask anybody in the sleepy surf town of Floral Beach and they'd say Jean was wild, looking for trouble. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder. She was found dead on the beach seventeen years ago, and a rowdy ex-boyfriend named Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned -- and then Bailey escaped. Now private eye Kinsey Millhone steps into a case that should have never been closed, in a town where there's no such thing as a private investigation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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The Ocean Street Motel in Floral Beach, California, is located, oddly enough, on Ocean Street, a stone's throw from the sea wall that slants ten feet down toward the Pacific. Read the first page
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"'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.
This book is a very good detective story. It is well written and not difficult to read or follow. Sue Grafton does a great job of creating a realistc town and an even better job of describing the characters and several scenes in the book. The descriptions help you picture the scenes in your mind, making the story even more interesting. I highly recommend F is for Fugitive!
Sue Grafton makes the novel compelling reading for both men and women because the main character Kinsey acts like a man or the stereotype of a man most of the time. But the reader still finds she has an innocent feminine side at the most unexpected times. I think that's why I enjoyed this novel so much. Although there was only one narrator, Kinsey still looked at each situation with compassion and with an overwhelming feeling of practicality. One narrator for such a large number of characters is like having two streams of consciousnesses, kind of a split personality. After reading this novel one should get a realistic view of what life might be like as a private eye. Be sure and read all of the books in this series. It is not necessary to read them in sequence because they are not chronological but rather books that stand-alone. They are all very good books that "hit the spot" if one enjoys this genre of book.
Most recent customer reviews
I'm thoroughly enjoying the Kinsey Millhone mysteries, reading them literally from A to Z. Great writing, great plots, great storytelling, great characters, great murder mysteries,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. Louise Ripley
I bought this for my brother and he really like all of her books. He is collecting all of them.Published 22 months ago by Anne M
"F is for Fugitive" is one of the better Kinsey mysteries: engrossing from the first chapter, it reads quickly and consistently. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by erica
Everyone knew the kind of girl Jean Timberlake was-ask anybosy in the sleepy surf town of Floral Beach and they'd say Jean was wild, looking for trouble. Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2003 by J. Kirkman
This is yet another kick ... private eye novel by Sue Grafton. Kinsey is full of surprizes and the end will shock you. Read morePublished on July 10 2003
Sue Grafton has the touch. I'm not into heavy mysteries but she strikes just the right chord for readers who don't want to get too bogged down with confusion and puzzles. Read morePublished on June 2 2003 by Evelyn Horan
Kinsey Millhone is hired by a man named Royce Fowler to gather evidence that his son, Bailey, did not murder his girlfriend, Jean Timberlake 17 years ago. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2002 by Karen Potts