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|Kirtland Community College Library||PS 3557 .R13 X3 2015 CD||30775305488778||Audiobooks||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780385393959
- ISBN: 0385393954
- ISBN: 9780385393935
- ISBN: 0385393938
11 audio discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape ; 
- Copyright: ℗2015
|General Note:||Title from disc surface.
|Participant or Performer Note:||Read by Judy Kaye.|
|Summary, etc.:||Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.|
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Publishers Weekly Review
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An inventive plot and incisive character studies elevate MWA Grand Master Grafton's 24th Kinsey Millhone novel (after 2013's W Is for Wasted), which includes a variety of X's (a divorced couple named Xanakis, a spot on a map, etc.). Wealthy Hallie Bettancourt hires the Santa Teresa, Calif., PI for a simple assignment-find Christian Satterfield, a bank robber recently released from prison who was the baby 15-year-old Hallie gave up for adoption years earlier. Meanwhile, Kinsey agrees to help her friend Ruthie Wolinsky settle some papers belonging to Ruthie's late husband, Pete, a private detective who was shot the year before in a robbery gone wrong. The two investigations spiral into complicated personal tales. Hallie has myriad secrets, and Pete's papers lead Kinsey to finish one of his old cases, putting her in the crosshairs of the hate-filled Ned Lowe, who may be a murderer. This superior outing will remind readers why this much-loved series will be missed as the end of the alphabet approaches. Agent: Molly Friedrich, Friedrich Literary Agency. (Aug.) Â© Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Library Journal Review
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Grafton here offers up the basic elements of mystery, interweaving murder, suicide, revenge, theft, mistaken identity, and codes. After a surprise inheritance, private investigator Kinsey Millhone for the first time in the series is not constantly financially "against the wall." Still, she takes a case tracking down the biological son of a woman who pays her with marked bills and then disappears. At the same time, Kinsey is helping the widow of another PI, Pete Wolinsky, figure out what Pete was up to in the days before he was killed, unknowingly circling closer and closer to a sociopathic serial killer who targets women. At times, the story is laugh-out-loud hilarious and at other times quite somber. Judy Kaye is the voice of Kinsey Millhone and listeners will relish her narration. VERDICT Series fans will savor the latest installment, as will listeners who enjoy detective fiction with similar strong female protagonists. ["In her 24th addition...of her alphabet series, Grafton has once again managed to bring something fresh to the table": LJ Xpress Reviews 7/31/15 review of the Putnam hc.]-Sandra C. Clariday, Cleveland, TN Â© Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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*Starred Review* Just X? Yes, Grafton breaks her own rule for her titles: despite X being an initial for several characters here, no single word beginning with X encompassed the whole of her twenty-fourth Kinsey Millhone mystery, so X alone it is. And what an excellent outing it is! Kinsey is taken in by an elaborate scheme engineered by stunning Teddy Xanakis, who wants to steal a potentially priceless painting from her newly divorced husband, a plotline followed to a happy conclusion. But having come into money (in W Is for Wasted, 2013), Kinsey also can afford to spend time helping Ruth Wolinsky settle the business affairs of her late PI husband, Pete, killed in the previous book. Among Pete's effects are a carefully hidden mailing pouch and a specially coded list of women's names that send Kinsey nosing around Ned Lowe, whose past turns out to be increasingly dark, as she reassesses her long-held disapproval of Pete. Meanwhile, her landlord, Henry Pitts, takes drastic action to lower his water use during the California drought of 1989 while assisting the elderly couple who just moved in next door. Grafton cleverly follows a pulse-pounding scene with a reflective wrap-up showing Kinsey's sensitive side at its best. With only two installments to go in her landmark series, Grafton has never been better. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: TV series that run for five years generate hoopla when they reach the end; Grafton has been writing her alphabet series for nearly 35 years, and as it draws to a close, interest is piquing all over again.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2015 Booklist