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Author:
Sue Grafton
ISBN13:
978-0333906569
ISBN:
033390656X
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Publisher:
Macmillan (October 1, 2004)
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Mystery
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Sue Grafton - R Is For Ricochet.

Sue Grafton - R Is For Ricochet. And for the generous offers of support and expertise for the subplot that ended up on the cutting-room floor, thanks go to Detective Sergeant Bill Turner (retired), Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Department; Dona Cohn, Cohn Law Firm; attorneys Joseph M. Devine, Lawrence Kern, and Philip Segal of Kern Noda Devine & Segal; Daniel Trudell, President, Accident Reconstruction Specialists; James F. Lafferty

R is for Ricochet book.

R is for Ricochet book. As with many of Sue Grafton's easy-reading tales about Santa Teresa private eye Kinsey Millhone, the books starts out pretty slow with Kinsey accepting a straightforward assignment to escort home a newly released parolee from women's prison, Reba Lafferty. The latter is an appealing young woman with fresh ideas and habits, including a past penchant for light drugs, booze, gambling, and her former boss Beck.

Grafton Sue. Sue Grafton. Book 18 in the Kinsey Millhone series. Chapter 1. The basic question is this: given human nature, are any of us really capable of change?

Grafton Sue. Montebello itself underwent a similar transformation in 1948, when the Montebello Protective and Improvement Association successfully petitioned to eliminate sidewalks, concrete curbs, advertising signs, and anything else that might disrupt the rural atmosphere. Montebello is known for its luxury estates, many of them built by men who'd amassed their fortunes selling common household goods, salt and flour being two.

Sue Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 24, 1940. This was the beginning of the Kinsey Millhone Mystery series. B Is for Burglar won the Shamus and Anthony Awards and C Is for Corpse won the Anthony Award. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Louisville in 1961. Her first novel Keziah Dane was published in 1967. She also received the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon, and the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. She died from cancer on December 28, 2017 at the age of 77. Библиографические данные.

Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, Abandoned by her rebellious mother when she was an infant, she was the only child of a rich man already in his mid-fifties when she was born, and her adoring father thoroughly spoiled her. Now, at thirty-two, having had many scrapes with the law, she is about to be released on probation from the California Institution for Women, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence for embezzlement.

R is for Ricochet will have fans purring contentedly. Ever since the first of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet mysteries, A Is For Alibi, came out in 1982, Kinsey has been a good friend and the very model of an independent woman, a gutsy Californian . Grafton, as usual, creates believable and enduring characters and a strong sense of place in her town of Santa Teresa circa 1987. it’s Kinsey herself who keeps this series so warm and welcoming. She’s smart, she’s resourceful, and she’s tough enough to be sensitive on the right occasions.

R is for Ricochet is the eighteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. Kinsey Millhone, employed by Nord Lafferty to drive his daughter home from her incarceration at the Californian Institute for Women, marvels at the simplicity of the task

R is for Ricochet is the eighteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. Kinsey Millhone, employed by Nord Lafferty to drive his daughter home from her incarceration at the Californian Institute for Women, marvels at the simplicity of the task. But Reba Lafferty emerges feisty and rebellious, and Kinsey is soon fighting to prevent her charge from breaking the conditions of her parole.

Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Lord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty two months of a four-year sentence.

The guy was tall, lean, and rangy in jeans and a supple black suede jacket. He had his hands in his jacket pockets and his collar turned up, which didn’t look as thuglike as it sounds. He had his hands in his jacket pockets and his collar turned up, which didn’t look as thuglike as it sounds tawny mix of blond and brown, and his half-smile created a deep crease on either side of his mouth. Beside him, Reba was diminutive, a full head shorter than he, which forced him to lean toward her attentively as the two of them talked. I went back to cleaning my bowl-food, in this instance, taking precedence over idle speculation

Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, Abandoned by her rebellious mother when she was an infant, she was the only child of a rich man already in his mid-fifties when she was born, and her adoring father thoroughly spoiled her. Now, at thirty-two, having had many scrapes with the law, she is about to be released on probation from the California Institution for Women, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence for embezzlement

Kinsey Millhone, employed by Nord Lafferty to drive his daughter home from her incarceration at the Californian Institute for Women, marvels at the simplicity of the task. But Reba Lafferty emerges feisty and rebellious, and Kinsey is soon fighting to prevent her charge from breaking the conditions of her parole. As she finds herself befriending the ex-gambler, ex-alcoholic and ex-con, Kinsey discovers that Reba had taken the fall for her boss, also her lover, when he conducted a highly-crafted money laundering scam. Alan Beckwith has so far escaped the clutches of the FBI. Now they believe he is laundering money for a Columbian drug cartel - they just need the proof. When Kinsey is asked by the police to persuade Reba to unveil crucial evidence guaranteed to put Beckwith behind bars, she doesn't expect cooperation. But when she hears of shocking new information about her lover, Reba is suddenly all too eager to do everything she can to ruin him. Embroiled in a cunning challenge of wits, and meanwhile bemused by her own blossoming romance, Kinsey must try to control the bitter, angry Reba as she launches her dangerous revenge . . .
  • S is for Silence was a real page turner and a far better read than R is for Richochet. The only thing I don't like is the jumping back and forth with the present and the flashbacks to fill in the story background. I feel it would have been better if it started with the background and continued from there. Violet Sullivan while not the ideal wife and mother is handsdown the most beautiful women in her small town. One fourth of July she suddenly goes missing. Some townspeople say she was killed by her abusive drunken husband while others believe she just ran off on her little girl Daisy to get away from the beatings. Either way no one has heard from her in over 30 years. Can Kinsey find out the truth or will the silence continue? Unfortunately, the ending left me thinking, 'huh?'. The guilty party made absolutely no sense at all --no compelling motive and certainly no motive for the ultimate brutality to Violet. What the heck was Grafton thinking and where was her editor??I loved this series of books until Grafton changed her writing style. I don't know if I can continue with this series, it is disappointing now.

  • I was blessed to have been given the entire series of these wonderful books by a great friend the only thing she bought most of the books at a well known book store and paid a fortune, luckily because I’m a prime member I was able to purchase the last remaining 5 books that she has in back order, and I even bought them 3x cheaper at Amazon so she saved a lot of money. Thank you sellers and Amazon the books have arrived very quickly and all hardcover. These books are a birthday day gift now I own the entire series for the exception of the last book of the alphabet, only because Ms. Sue Grafton , unfortunately past away in December of 2017. Readers enjoy!! I began reading her first book “A” is for Alibi 20 years ago while I was bedridden , believe me when you start you won’t want to stop until you have read the whole series.
    Thank you sellers and Amazon and especially to my friend for allowing me to have a wonderful birthday gift I never thought I would ever be privileged to own them.
    R.I.P. Ms. Sue Grafton

  • I am a big fan now started the whole series after randomly picking up B on a free cart the summer before me. Grafton passed away. Reading these is like reliving the 80's. Back when they started I was not interested but now they are nostalgic fun. Getting to know Kinsey has been great. I will be sorry to read Y is for yesterday. I hope they get one of the several authors mentioned in the books to create a z following up on a cold case about the disappearance of Kinsey in current day.

  • Ever since *A is for Alibi*, I've been hooked to the Kinsey Millhone series. Therefore, Sue Grafton became one of my favorite authors. Throughout the series, some were great and some were not so great. Nonetheless, I was extremely excited to get the paperback edition of *S is for Silence*. I read this book every opportunity I could take advantage of.

    It's 1987. Kinsey has been hired by Daisy Sullivan to find out whatever happened to her mother, Violet, who disappeared on 4th of July 1953.

    4th of July 1953, Violet is getting herself ready for the festive night. In walks Liza Mellincamp, who has been hired to babysit Violet's 7 year old daughter, Daisy. Liza is in awe of Violet. Violet is ready and takes off with her new Pomeranian puppy, Baby, in her brand-new Bel Aire. She was never seen after this day.

    34 years later, Daisy wants closure. She wants to know why if her mother left on her own volition. Kinsey returns to the little town where Violet lived before she disappeared. Just about 90% of the people who were there in '53 are still living there. Piece of cake, eh? Not quite so. However, Kinsey has been able to piece together the last days of Violet before she disappeared.

    It was no secret that Violet was a flirt. Married men didn't stop her. It was also not a secret that she won a $50,000 lawsuit settlement. She wasn't afraid to brag about it.

    The question is did she disappear on her own or was she killed? If she took off on her own, why? Was there a serious lover? If she was murdered, there are no shortage of suspects. Was it her abusive, now recovering alcoholic, husband? Was it the young salesman who sold her that car and was later fired? Was it one of the married men that she had an affair with and abruptly stopped the liasion? Was it one of the women, disgusted by Violet's absence of moral standards?

    The book "toggles" between Kinsey's present time (1987), in one chapter, and the characters in 1953. *S* was an interesting change of routine. In the other series, she usually includes Henry, her landlord, Rosie, owner of a restaurant, and some lover. In *S*, they're barely mentioned. So, it was nice to see Kinsey interact more with her client and the people she interviewed.

    Overall, a good book that I couldn't put down. Now, I'm just sad because I gotta wait forever before T comes out. Sue, hurry!