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F Is for Fugitive: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Sue Grafton , Judy Kaye
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Aug. 7 2001 Sue Grafton
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.

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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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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars gift April 2 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my brother and he really like all of her books. He is collecting all of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars an unusual and excellent mystery Dec 7 2003
By erica
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"F is for Fugitive" is one of the better Kinsey mysteries: engrossing from the first chapter, it reads quickly and consistently. Although the book is 300 pages long - longer than most of Grafton's novels - there is no mid-story lull. It bypasses much of Kinsey's usual backdrop: the action takes place in a small town ninety miles away from Santa Teresa, so Henry Pitts, Rosie, the California Fidelity crew, and Kinsey's bachelorette life in her small apartment are peripheral or entirely absent from the story. The book focuses entirely on the mystery of an twenty-year-old murder in a small town and a cast of characters who all seem to have something to hide. It's quintessential Sue Grafton: suspenseful and well-written, a pleasure to read from beginning to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sixth Kinsey Millhone Mystery Nov. 10 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Seventeen years ago, Jean Timberlake (a promiscuous, six-weeks-pregnant high schooler) was murdered on the shore of Floral Beach, California, apparently by her ex-boyfriend, Bailey Fowler, who was consequently sent to prison. However, after repeated escapes--and spending much of his time out of the picture in this book--Kinsey Millhone, the 32-year-old no-nonsense private investigator, is hired by his father to investigate Jean's death and hopefully prove Bailey's innocence.
"'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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kinsey Unravels Another Puzzle! Aug. 19 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder. She was found dead on the beach seventeen years ago, and a rowdy ex-boyfriend name Bailey Fowler was to blame. He was imprisoned, but then escaped. Now private eye Kinsey steps into a case that should never have closed. Kinsey creates new evidence that says Baily did not kill Jean, but someone else did. In fact, they are right there under Kinsey's nose.
A great read, and as usual, you wondered what would happen next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars F IS FOR FUGITIVE July 10 2003
By A Customer
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This is yet another kick ... private eye novel by Sue Grafton. Kinsey is full of surprizes and the end will shock you. BEWARE there is another review that gives away the murderer, dated 5 Dec 2002. Even after reading who done it first the book was still good and worth reading. I just wanted to warn readers about review that gives it all away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Pleaser! June 2 2003
Format:Hardcover
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. Kinsey Milhone is a gal most of us can relate to. She's a woman we call friend in another entertaining and interesting problem to be solved. I've read all the ABC mysteries and will stay with Sue Grafton to the end of the series! I recommend you do the same!
Evelyn Horan - teacher/counselor/author
Jeannie, A Texas Frontier Girl, Books One - Three
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5.0 out of 5 stars F is for Fugitive Jan. 29 2003
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In this book Kinsey leaves the usual setting of Santa Teresa and goes to Floral Beach. She is hired by a man named Royce Fowler who wants Kinsey to help his son and prove his innocence. It turns out that Bailey, Royce's son, was imprisoned for the murder of his ex-girlfirend, Jean Timberlake, seventeen years ago. Bailey managed to escape jail but was caught again and is now being tried for the crime. Kinsey's job is to reopen the case and prove Bailey's innocence. While Kinsey goes in search for the killer she comes up with many different clues and possbile killers. The story captivates the reader until the end when the unexpecting killer is revealed.
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!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good Kinsey Millhone Mystery Dec 29 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
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. Bailey was imprisoned for the murder, but managed to escape until the police picked him up just 3 weeks before Kinsey is called on the case. Realizing the difficulty of finding evidence in a case that old, Kinsey still persists in her investigation. The small town where the murder occurred is just as inbred as most small towns and Kinsey hears gossip which tells her that Jean was a very promiscuous young lady. She was also pregnant at the time of the murder, so that gave a motive to any of the various men she was involved with at the time of her death. Kinsey keeps evolving throughout Sue Grafton's novels, both as a character and as an investigator. It's enjoyable to see the twists and turns which these books take as the series progresses.
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