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"R" is for Ricochet
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"R" is for Ricochet
Kinsey Millhone Series, Book 18
In this #1 New York Times bestseller in Sue Grafton's Alphabet series, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has her hands full when a job that should be easy money takes a turn for the worse.
Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord 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 wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she's about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Her father wants to be sure Reba stays straight, stays home and away from the drugs, the booze, and the gamblers...

It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the niceties of her parole. Maybe a week's work. Nothing untoward—the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.

But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round...

In this #1 New York Times bestseller in Sue Grafton's Alphabet series, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has her hands full when a job that should be easy money takes a turn for the worse.
Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord 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 wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she's about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Her father wants to be sure Reba stays straight, stays home and away from the drugs, the booze, and the gamblers...

It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the niceties of her parole. Maybe a week's work. Nothing untoward—the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.

But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round...

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    "FAST-PACED."

    —USA Today

    "Returning for another visit with the perpetually grumpy, smart-alecky and utterly dedicated Kinsey is a treat."

    —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

    R is for Ricochet

    Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord 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 wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.

    It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward—the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good.

    But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around...

    "Grafton as usual creates believable and enduring characters and a strong sense of place."

    —Publishers Weekly

    "The prose is smooth and seemingly effortless, with descriptions crisp and concise."

    —Los Angeles Times

    "The spunkiest, funniest, and most engaging private investigator in Santa Teresa, California, not to mention the entire detective novel genre."

    —Entertainment Weekly

    Praise for the Kinsey Millhone novels:

    "A REFRESHING HEROINE."

    —The Washington Post Book World

    "Millhone is all too human, and her humanity increases with each novel, each investigation...An incredibly even and satisfying series, one that keeps the reader interested in the plot—and in the continuing development of Kinsey Millhone."

    —Richmond Times-Dispatch

    "Grafton's prose is lean and her observational skills keen."

    —Chicago Tribune

    "A confident, likable sleuth with a good sense of humor."

    —Orlando Sentinel

    "A long-lived and much-loved series."

    —Publishers Weekly

    "[Grafton] has mastered the art of blending new and old in novels that are both surprising and familiar."

    —The San Diego Union Tribune

    "Grafton deserves an A for maintaining her series's high standard of excellence."

    —Library Journal

    "A STELLAR SERIES."

    —The Baltimore Sun

    "If you haven't tried [Grafton] yet, you're missing a sterling example of the mystery writer's craft at its low-key, disciplined best...Grafton has cited the late great Ross MacDonald, creator of the sun-drenched-noir Lew Archer novels, as an influence. Twenty years into Kinsey's run, she's become his rightful heir."

    —Entertainment Weekly

    "Grafton is so good that when you're immersed in one of her books—and even afterward—you believe that there is a Kinsey Millhone in Santa Teresa, California, who is a private investigator and lives in a converted garage and dines fairly often on Big Macs."

    —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

    "Kinsey Millhone is Grafton's best mystery, one that has been unfolding deliciously since the letter 'A.'"

    —San Francisco Chronicle

    "[A] first-class series."

    —The New York Times Book Review

    TITLES BY SUE GRAFTON

    Kinsey Millhone mysteries

    A is for Alibi

    B is for Burglar

    C is for Corpse

    D is for Deadbeat

    E is for Evidence

    F is for...

About the Author-
  • New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. Books in her alphabet series, begun in 1982, are international bestsellers with readership in the millions. And like Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker, and John D. MacDonald—the best of her breed—Sue Grafton has earned new respect for the mystery form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents. Sue divides her time between Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky, where she was born and raised. She has three children and two grandchildren. Grafton has been married to Steve Humphrey for more than twenty years. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    June 14, 2004
    Bestseller Grafton offers more of the same-old same-old in her less-than-inspired 18th Kinsey Millhone novel (after 2002's P Is for Peril
    ). In this sexy adventure, the spunky hard-boiled detective has to escort the newly paroled Reba Lafferty, privileged ne'er-do-well, to her stately home, keeping her on the straight and narrow. Reba challenges the PI with her barely concealed hankerings for the now off-limits booze, gambling and charming Alan Beckwith, married real estate developer and former employer for whom Reba took a two-year barbwire vacation courtesy of the California Institution for Women. Lust is in the air as studly, stylish cop Cheney Phillips enters in his red Mercedes, fanning the flames with Kinsey, when Beckwith's activities catch the eye of the feds. Kinsey lends a supportive ear to her beloved 87-year-old landlord, smitten by a 70-year-old neighbor. Kinsey and Reba team up to get the goods on Beckwith, but reckless Reba has vengeful ideas of her own and more than once lands their collective fat in the fire. If the chemistry between Cheney and Kinsey seems forced at times, Grafton as usual creates believable and enduring characters and a strong sense of place in her town of Santa Teresa circa 1987. And that should be more than enough for most fans. Agent, Molly Friedrich at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency. (July 13)

    Forecast:
    A decline in quality in this iconic series hardly matters. A national author tour will help fuel another bestseller. BOMC Main Selection, main selection of Doubleday Book Club, Literary Guild and Mystery Guild.

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