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"L" is for Lawless

A Kinsey Millhone Novel

Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (Volume 12)

Sue Grafton

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Get ready for one of Kinsey Millhone's "wildest adventures yet" (San Francisco Examiner) from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton

L is for LIES…

When Kinsey Millhone's landlord asks her to help deceased World War II vet Johnnie Lee's family find out why the military has no record of his service, she thinks it'll be a cinch. But she is about to meet her match in world-class prevaricators who take her for the ride of her life.

L is for LARCENY…

When Lee's apartment in burgled and a man named Ray Rawson, who claims to be an old friend of Lee's, is beaten up, Kinsey soon finds herself on the trail of a pregnant woman with a duffel bag. Soon the intrepid P.I. is following leads halfway across the country and encountering another man from Lee's past—a vengeful psychopath.

L is for LAWLESS

Stalked by a new enemy and increasingly suspicious of Rawson—not to mention running out of time and money—now Kinsey must steer a collision course to solve a decades-old mystery that some would like better left unsolved.…


"A" Is for Alibi
"B" Is for Burglar
"C" Is for Corpse
"D" Is for Deadbeat
"E" Is for Evidence
"F" Is for Fugitive
"G" Is for Gumshoe
"H" Is for Homicide
"I" Is for Innocent
"J" Is for Judgment
"K" Is for Killer
"L" is for Lawless
"M" Is for Malice
"N" Is for Noose
"O" Is for Outlaw
"P" Is for Peril
"Q" Is for Quarry
"R" Is for Ricochet
"S" Is for Silence
"T" Is for Trespass
"U" Is for Undertow
"V" Is for Vengeance
"W" Is for Wasted
"X"

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I don't mean to bitch, but in the future I intend to hesitate before I do a favor for the friend of a friend. Never have I taken on such a load of grief. At the outset, it all seemed so innocent. I swear there's no way I could have guessed...

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Praise for "L" is for Lawless

“Exceptionally entertaining…an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice.” —San Francisco Chronicle on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire…P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator…are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes.” —The Buffalo News on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found.” —Los Angeles Herald Examiner on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye.” —Library Journal on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Tough but compassionate…There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone.” —Best Sellers on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner.” —Newsweek on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone…The best detective fiction I have read in years.” —The New York Times Book Review on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Smart, tough, and thorough…Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure.” —The Bloomsbury Review on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives…She's refreshingly free of gender clichés. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it.” —Boston Herald on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“What grandpa used to call a class act.” —Stanley Ellin on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator.” —Dorothy Salisbury Davis on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

“Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor.” —Kirkus Reviews on the Mystery Novels of Sue Grafton

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About the author

Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton entered the mystery field in 1982 with the publication of 'A' Is for Alibi, which introduced female hard-boiled private investigator, Kinsey Millhone, operating out of the fictional town of Santa Teresa, (aka Santa Barbara) California. 'B' is for Burglar followed in 1985 and the series, now referred to as 'the alphabet' mysteries, is still going strong. In addition to her books, she’s published several Kinsey Millhone short stories, and with her husband, Steven Humphrey, has written numerous movies for television, including “A Killer in the Family” (starring Robert Mitchum), “Love on the Run” (starring Alec Baldwin and Stephanie Zimbalist) and two Agatha Christie adaptations, “Sparkling Cyanide” and “Caribbean Mystery,” which starred Helen Hayes. Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine. Sue has a home in Montecito, California, and another in Louisville, the city in which she was born and raised.

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