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O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15)
O is for Outlaw - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15
Author: Sue Grafton
The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. The weekend before, he'd bought a stack of cardboard boxes. In one, there was a collection of childhood memorabilia with Kinsey's name all over it. For thirty bucks, he was offering Kinsey the lot. — Though she's never been one for personal...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780805059557
ISBN-10: 0805059555
Publication Date: 10/12/1999
Pages: 336
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4 stars, based on 200 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 81 more book reviews
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"O" Is for Outlaw: a revealing excursion into Kinsey's past.

These are wonderful series that should be read from the beginning. "A is for Alibi."
reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 144 more book reviews
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The call comes on a MOnday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. The weekend before, He'd bought a stack of cardboard boxes. In one, there was a collection of childhood memorabilia with Kinsey's name all over it. For thirty bucks, he was offering Kinsey the lot. Though she's never been one for personal possessions, curiosity is a powerful force. She agrees to meet the guy, then hands over a twenty (she may be curious, but she's also cheap and she loves a bargain). What she finds among the items is an old undelivered letter to her that will force her to reexamine her beliefs about the breakup of her first marriage ... about the honor of her first husband ... and about an old unsolved murder. It will put her life in the gravest peril.l "O" Is for Outlaw: Kinsey's fifteenth excursion into the dark side of human nature.
bast3 avatar reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 44 more book reviews
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I love Sue Grafton!
reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 367 more book reviews
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Wise-cracking, staunchly independent, and chronically curious, Grafton's gritty gumshoe Kinsey Millhone is back. This time, the alphabet series star will take on the toughest case to date: her past. What begins as a random phone call from a "storage space scavenger" (someone who buys the contents of defaulted storage units) leads Kinsey to a box of old papers and personal effects that her ex-husband, Mickey Magruder, left behind. Inside, she finds a 15-year-old unsent letter from a bartender that, among other things, reveals her former hubby was having an affair. The letter also contains details about the murder of a transient--a crime for which Mickey was blamed. Although never convicted, Mickey was ruined--losing his job, wife, and friends. But 15 years later, Kinsey realizes that foul play may have been involved in the murder, a deadly temptation for her.

Die-hard fans will especially enjoy Kinsey's self-disclosure--something she's infamous for not doing--about her childhood, the fate of her parents, and the randy details of her first marriage. A very vulnerable and interesting side to Kinsey's character is also revealed when her obsessive-compulsive fact-finding bent is mixed up with matters of the heart.

A fast, fun read, O Is for Outlaw is packed with Grafton's clear, colorful imagery and signature metaphors: "Our recollection of the past is not simply distorted by our faulty perception of events remembered, but skewed by those forgotten. The memory is like orbiting twin stars, one visible, one dark, the trajectory of what's evident forever affected by the gravity of what's concealed."
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cyndij avatar reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 1030 more book reviews
I really liked this one, with Kinsey off on a purely personal investigation. I didn't try to figure out whodunit, not sure if Grafton gave the reader enough clues or not, but there were a lot of different threads to this. Kinsey is often capricious, so I could get the sudden overriding need to figure out what happened to her ex after finding out she'd falsely judged him so many years ago. I didn't get why the rich dude would feel the need to invite her to a cocktail party though, unless there was something I missed. And the whole scheme to implicate her seemed a really long shot that could backfire instantly, you'd think the villain could have come up with something a little better. Still, I thought it was suspenseful and interesting, one of the better ones in the series.
reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 5 more book reviews
This was up to Sue Grafton's usual work, very good.
reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 49 more book reviews
This book is a detective series where 2 cops one male and one female get married and divorced and both goes into being private detectives and they bust a man for killings that was done during the vietnam era. Great book.
FamFatale avatar reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 369 more book reviews
One of my favorite writers. I am always anxious to read the next book of the series, though I can honestly say that each stands alone.
reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 20 more book reviews
Sue Grafton fans will enjoy this one as well as the others in the series.
sunshine63 avatar reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on
Another great and well written book by Sue Grafton. Enjoyed very much
reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 58 more book reviews
Great Sue Grafton read!!
reviewed O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 15) on + 47 more book reviews
This is another book in the Kinsey Millhone series. She's a private detective who lives in California. I really enjoy this series. You begin to think of her as someone you know & you find yourself immersed in her life.

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