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0805016325
Author:
Sue Grafton
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Mystery
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Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition, First edition (May 15, 1985)
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Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (Volume 2) Sue Grafton St. Martin's Press

Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (Volume 2) Sue Grafton St. Martin's Press. B is for Burglar, from Sue Grafton's New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series.

Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries. Although business has been slow lately for . Kinsey Millhone, she's reluctant to take on the case of locating Beverly Danziger's sister Elaine Boldt. Read the blockbusters that started IT all! Take it from the top in New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thrillers that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone-and a hot new attitude-to crime fictio. is for alibi. It's a small matter that Beverly should be able to handle herself. So why is she enlisting Kinsey's services?

Kinsey Millhone is a fictional character who was created by American author Sue Grafton (1940–2017) for her "alphabet mysteries" series of best-selling novels which debuted in 1982 and feature 25 volumes.

Kinsey Millhone is a fictional character who was created by American author Sue Grafton (1940–2017) for her "alphabet mysteries" series of best-selling novels which debuted in 1982 and feature 25 volumes. Millhone, a former police officer turned private investigator, also appears in a number of short stories written by Grafton. Grafton's mystery novels featuring Millhone are set in 1980s Santa Teresa, a fictionalized town based on Santa Barbara, California.

For Kinsey Millhone, private investigator, only one thing stays the same. Winner of the first Anthony Award for Best Novel, B is for Burglar is the second in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. When a client sits down in the chair across the desk, she never knows what’s going to happen next. There was nothing about Beverly Danziger to cause Kinsey concern. She was looking for her sister. Female, age thirty-two, self-employed and wiser than she used to be. For Kinsey Millhone, private investigator, only one thing stays the same.

In "S" is for Silence, Kinsey Millhone's nineteenth excursion into the world of suspense and misadventure, "S" is for surprises as Sue Grafton takes a whole new approach to telling the tale. And S is for superb: Kinsey and Grafton at their best.

B is for Burglar' is a mystery novel filled with twists and turns and many trips down blind alleys.

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery). After it's over, of course, you want to kick yourself for all the things you didn't see at the time. The Had-I-But-Known school of private investigation perhaps. My name is Kinsey Millhone and most of my reports begin the same way. I start by asserting who I am and what I do, as though by stating the same few basic facts I can make sense out of everything that comes afterward. This is what's true of me in brief.

B is for Burglar, from Sue Grafton's New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series. So why is she enlisting Kinsey's services?

B is for Burglar, from Sue Grafton's #1 New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series

Beverly Danziger looked like an expensive, carefully wrapped package from a good but conservative shop. Only her compulsive chatter hinted at the nervousness beneath her cool surface. It was a nervousness out of all proportion to the problem she placed before Kinsey Millhone. There was an absent sister. A will to be settled--a matter of only a few thousand dollars. Mrs. Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars. And she didn't seem like someone longing for a family reunion.

Still, business was slow, and even a private investigator has bills to pay. Millhone took the job. It looked routine.

Elaine Boldt's wrappings were a good deal flashier than her sister's, but they signaled the same thing: The lady had money. A rich widow in her early forties, she owned a condo in Boca Raton and another in Santa Teresa. According to the manager of the California building, she was last seen draped in her $12,000 lynx coat heading for Boca Raton. According to the manager of the Florida building, she never got there. But someone else had and she was camping out illegally in Mrs. Boldt's apartment. The job was beginning to seem a bit less routine.

It turned tricky when Beverly Danziger ordered Millhone to drop the case and it took on an ominous quality when Aubrey Danziger surfaced, making all kinds of wild accusations about his wife. But it only became sinister when Millhone learned that just days before Elaine Boldt went missing, her next-door neighbor and bridge partner had been murdered and the killer was still at large.

A house destroyed by arson. A brutally murdered a woman. A missing lynx coat. An apartment burgled of valueless papers, another ransacked in a melée of mindless destruction. And more murder. As Millhone digs deeper into the case, she finds herself in a nightmarish hall of mirrors in which reality is distorted by illusion and nothing--except danger--is quite what it seems.

"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"

  • Fomand
B is for Burglar is very easy to figure out but the ride is still enjoyable as watch Kinsey solve the case. I don’t feel like the author hid anything from the readers and that we had just as much information as Kinsey. I don’t like books where I feel the main character has more information than the reader. I like it when the reader has just as good of a chance to crack the case as the detective does. B is Burglar is that book and you can really see the wheels in Kinsey’s mind turn.

I liked this case better than the case in A is for Alibi because you got to see just how curious Kinsey can be and get a feel for way of thinking and problem solving. She becomes distracted by a side case but doesn’t let her stop her from doing the job she is hired to do. In the book, you also see Kinsey working for someone who she may not like but understands the need to find the answer whether the client wants her to or not.

I love the portrayal of senior adults in the book. Sue Grafton makes them exceptionally diverse. They are energetic, intelligent, complicated, greedy, sexual, courageous and so much more.

I don’t know if I can listen to another book narrated by Judy Kaye because in my mind there is no other voice for Kinsey. Her other characters are well done but there is something about her Kinsey that makes the character real.
  • Marilore
"B" is for Burglar is a medium length modern mystery novel. The protagonist is a female private investigator. The primary setting California in the 1980s. The writing is of a modern popular style. The chapters are not long and there are natural breaks within the chapters, that allow a reader to easily follow the story if one has to take numerous breaks, such as reading during work breaks, etc...

This is the second novel of this series, the first being "A" is for alibi. I read that novel first. I enjoyed it very much. I liked this one a little better. The stories do stand alone, however there are some repeat characters and I am glad I read them in order, just more fun that way. I feel like I am getting to know the protagonist, Kinsey Millhone. Kinsey Millhone is kind of an interesting amalgam of a nice lady and a hard bitten private investigator. I feel that is the unique niche for this series of stories.

As a retired police detective, I enjoy following along and seeing if I can guess where the story is headed. This story is clever. I was never a private investigator, so it is hard for me to truly put myself in Miss Millhone's shoes. Believe me, the rules are far different for a policeman. I can tell you I never met a private investigator, ever, who did the kind of investigating that Miss Millhone does.

It has become clear to me that Sue Grafton, the author, is influenced by, and emulates private investigator authors from the past. In the "A" novel there is a dog named "Dashiell". I felt, when I read that, that was a tip of the hat to Dashiell Hammett. In that novel there is a line that truly reminded me by a line said by Humphrey Bogart's character in the movie Casablanca. In this "B" novel, in chapter 18, there is a scene that really reminded me of a scene in "The Maltese Falcon" movie, which is based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett. The scene in the movie involves Mary Astor's character, Brigid O'Shaughessy, fussing about the room while being questioned by Humphrey Bogart's character, Sam Spade. In the "B" novel it involves a female character fussing with a cigarette while being questioned by Kinsey Millhone.

In summary, I completely enjoyed this novel. It is a fun, easy read. I am glad I read the "A" novel first, but it is not absolutely necessary. I seldom read two books in a row from the same author. After a short break, I intend to read the "C" novel. I have already obtained a copy. Thank You...
  • Xmatarryto
What can you say about Sue Grafton other than she is a great mystery writer. Kinsey Milhone is an ex-cop and has her own detective agency and never much of a sex life if that what your looking for, go elsewhere. This is a traditional gumshoe story with action and danger to our heroine. After some spotty success writing books, Grafton changed to writing screenplays for TV and movies. With the success of her first alphabet series book ' A is for Alibi' in 1982 it has continued to date. I first dicovered her books when I came across G is for Gumshoe (pub 1990) in a recycle center in 2000, I proceeded to local bookstores and Amazon to acquire all of this series up until the current at the time 'O is For Outlaw'. It's always great when you come across a great series in progress as it's a joy just reading book after book from a great writer. Much like 'binge watching TV series on Netflix nowadays. Only problem with an ongoing series is waiting for the next book. Grafton has done only a couple of yearly books and mostly every other year since 'P is for Peril' in 2001. It is now up to just plain 'X' in 2015 and will end with 'Z is for Zero'. I'm hoping she has Y & Z completed as she is 75 now and I'm 70 and don't want to miss the conclusion of this great series.
  • Thomeena
I know I'm late in discovering Sue Grafton's alphabet series, but I guess what they say about better late than never is true. Kinsey is my kind of gal. She's a no-nonsense, no frills private investigator, which I like. She's ethical to a fault and worries about her client's need above her own, which is endlessly endearing. I'm left in awe of her persistence and drive, but I also find myself giggling at that little touch of cocky self assurance she possesses in spades.

I liked "B" is for Burglar a little better than "A" is for Alibi, perhaps because I was truly caught off guard by the twists and turns that lead to the conclusion of this missing persons case. Boy, oh boy, I never would have guessed the truth about Beverly Danziger's disappearance. Well done, Kinsey! All in all, it was a fun read that gets me jazzed about reading the rest of this series.