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N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14)
N is for Noose - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14
Author: Sue Grafton
Kinsey Millhone should have done something else -- she should have turned the car in the direction of home. Instead, she was about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career. — Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office -- a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townsfolk were sadde...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780805036503
ISBN-10: 0805036504
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 175 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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reviewed N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14) on + 367 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
"Suppose we could peer through a tiny peephole in time and chance upon a flash of what was coming up in the years ahead?" The questioner is Kinsey Millhone, middle-aged, two-time divorcee detective and junk food junkie star of Sue Grafton's popular "alphabet" mysteries; the book is 'N' Is for Noose. If Kinsey had had just a smidgen of foresight, she would never have taken her current case, handed down to her from her on-again, off-again flame and comrade in arms, Robert Dietz. We encounter the two this time out after Deitz's knee surgery, as Kinsey drives his "snazzy little red Porsche" back to Carson City, where she checks out his digs for the first time. To her surprise, he lives in a palatial penthouse, which--under the unspoken bylaws of investigative etiquette--she qualmlessly snoops through. They sit around for a fortnight playing gin rummy and eating peanut butter and pickle sandwiches together, but perennially single Kinsey grows wary: "It was time to hit the road before our togetherness began to chafe."

She heads off to meet Dietz's former client, Mrs. Selma Newquist, a devastated widow whose makeup tips seem to come from Tammy Faye Baker. Her husband Tom Newquist, a detective himself, had been working on a mysterious case when he abruptly died of a heart attack. Selma suspects foul play, but bless her, she isn't the brightest star in the sky and can't figure out what Tom was working on even though he's left behind enough paper to fill a recycling truck. Kinsey digs right in and roams the sleepy, one-horse town of Nota Lake for clues, interviewing a colorful cast of in-laws and locals. Beneath the quaint, quiet, country veneer, she unearths a bubbling hotbed of internal strife and familial double-dealing. Was Tom covering up for his partner? Is Selma protecting someone? Grafton's knack for gritty details and realistic characters ("[Selma's] skin tones suggested dark coloring, but her hair was a confection of white-blond curls, like a cloud of cotton candy"), coupled with the fast-paced, believable story line, makes for another delightful, entertaining read.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was not one of my favorite Grafton novels usually the story line is very interesting and has a lot of suspense this lacked any suspense and it took a while to finish. I would not recommend this book if you have not read other books by this author. Not one of her best.
reviewed N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14) on + 75 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another Kinsey Milhone mystery. Kinsey definitely made to feel unwanted in a town where a detective had recently died. But his widow didn't think the death was natural, and Kinsey was determined to find the truth. I've enjoyed all of the Kinsey books so far.
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Helpful Score: 1
Kinsey Millhone, P.I. investigates the death of a sheriff at his widow's request. Lots of action, witty. Sue Grafton's latest.
reviewed N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another great Grafton "alphabet mystery". The great Kinsey Millhone, private investigator, hits again.
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cyndij avatar reviewed N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14) on + 1031 more book reviews
Decent solid mystery, with Kinsey out on a job and no distractions from her personal life. I liked the methodical way she went about tracking down the clues. But Kinsey seems so out of her depth here. She's afraid all the time and she makes dumb decisions. Grafton usually puts her in harm's way, that's how the plot always goes, so no surprise there. The identify of who attacks Kinsey early on was easy to guess just because of all the foreshadowing Grafton gives. It was okay, but not my favorite of the series.
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I have read ALL the Grafton series (even the newest'U') and I love them all. She is a great writer, her stories and characters are very well written. After a few of these, you really get hooked on the characters: Kinsey/Henry and his siblings.Maybe it's the 'tomboy' in me growning up, but I see a lot of myself in her.---Loved them all!
reviewed N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14) on + 16 more book reviews
If you are a Sue Grafton fan, add this to your list.
I enjoyed this also.
KansasSunflower avatar reviewed N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 14) on + 329 more book reviews
Kinsey is back at it. Great series.
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Keeps you guessing until the end!