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M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 13)
M is for Malice - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 13
Author: Sue Grafton
"M" is for money. Lots of it. "M" is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California construction, one of the few still in family hands. — "M" is for the Malek family: four sons now nearing middle age who stand to inherit a fortune -- four men with very different outlooks, ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780449223604
ISBN-10: 0449223604
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 436 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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beadnread avatar reviewed M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 13) on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Kinsey Millhone is my all-time favorite female protagonist. Sue Grafton never disappoints with this fabulous series. I find myself waiting impatiently for each new book to come out, but at the same time I'm grateful that Ms. Grafton doesn't just throw them out quickly and without great thought. Each one has been exciting and thoroughly enjoyable. Kudos to you, Sue Grafton!
reviewed M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 13) on + 64 more book reviews
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Her books are great! She begins with A and goes through the alphabet with catchy murder mystery titles. This one is M is for Malice.
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"Every investigation has a nature of its own, but there are certain shared characteristics," explains private eye Kinsey Millhone in her 13th alphabetic outing. "Here's what you hope for: a chance remark from the former neighbor on a skip-trace, a penciled notation on the corner of a document, an ex-spouse with a grudge, the number on an account, an item overlooked at the scene of a crime. Here's what you expect: the dead ends, bureaucratic bullheadedness, the cul-de-sacs, trails that go nowhere or simply fade into thin air, denials, prevarications, the blank-eyed stares from all the hostile witnesses. Here's what you know: that you've done it before and you have the toughness and determination to pull it off again. Here's what you want: justice. Here's what you'll settle for: something equivalent, the quid pro quo." All of the above are on display in Grafton's latest entry in her increasingly popular series set in a thinly-disguised Santa Barbara, as the virtually ageless Kinsey finds and loses a missing heir and gets back an old lover.
julesjergen avatar reviewed M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 13) on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was the best Kinsey story I have read (and I've read almost all them). Full of suspense and terribly well written. Definately a must read for Sue Grafton fans.
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kerriganm avatar reviewed M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 13) on + 20 more book reviews
It's been a little while since I read it, but I remember it as a pretty exciting read. Grafton's characters are always colorful and well fleshed-out. Kinsey Millhone digs into an old family drama, and stirs up a hornet's nest. The story and suspense build bit by bit to a very exciting climax. A very entertaining read.
cyndij avatar reviewed M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 13) on + 1031 more book reviews
A very quick read. Liked this one - Kinsey takes a job from her cousin Tasha, who bailed her out of a jam in the last book. My initial guess on the murderer was wrong although I think it would have been a more likely scenario than Grafton's, but it works anyway. This time there were a couple likable characters among the suspects. Kinsey's malaise in this book was interesting - she's taking stock of her life and finding it wanting, but I know from subsequent books she isn't going to change much if anything. The part where she describes herself as risk-averse made me laugh; I felt Grafton did a good job making her clueless about that part of her life.
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Terrific...keep them coming, Sue Grafton!
marasbookbarn avatar reviewed M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 13) on + 24 more book reviews
The Sue Grafton Alphabet series is a great read. Start from the beginning with A is for Alibi.

The series features 35-year-old private investigator Kinsey Millhone, a former police detective, and is set in the 1980s....before all the "social media," cell phones, etc.
Back to the days when private investigation required a lot of actual foot work.

This series was a wonderful trip back in time a bit, great characters, great plots, and a lot of humor.

Enjoy. Sadly, Grafton died while writing the last book of the series, and her family decided to not publish. But you can read right up through the letter Y.

M is for Malice features Kinsey in a fast paced marvelous and memorable chase to solve the latest crime thrown her way.

I highly recommend this series. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be frustrated, and most of all, it never bores.

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