P Is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone Series #16)

P Is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone Series #16)

by Sue Grafton

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P Is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone Series #16) by Sue Grafton

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone gets entangled in a minefield of a missing persons case in this thriller that “crackles with suspense and pops with surprises” (Newsday).

Kinsey Millhone never sees it coming. She is mired in the case of a doctor who disappeared, his angry ex-wife, and beautiful current one-a case that is full of unfinished business, unfinished homes, and people drifting in and out of their own lives. Then Kinsey gets a shock. A man she finds attractive is hiding a fatal secret—and now a whole lot of beauty, money, and lies are proving to be a fatal distraction from what Kinsey should have seen all along: a killer standing right before her eyes...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735218529
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: Kinsey Millhone Series , #16
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 84,782
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton first introduced Kinsey Millhone in the Alphabet Series in 1982. Soon after, both writer and heroine became icons and international bestsellers. Ms. Grafton was a writer who consistently broke the bonds of genre while never writing the same book twice. Named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, her awards and honors included the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, the Ross Macdonald Literary Award, the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award from Britain's Crime Writers' Association, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Malice Domestic, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon, three Shamus Awards, and three Anthony Awards—including the first two ever awarded. She passed away in December 2017.


Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky

Date of Birth:

April 24, 1940

Place of Birth:

Louisville, Kentucky


B.A. in English, University of Louisville, 1961

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P Is for Peril 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
poodlemomOK More than 1 year ago
When I read the ebook, I thought the end of the book was missing. I had to borrow the audio book from the library to realize that is the way it ended. It made a little more sense to me when I listened to it. Like other reviewers, I really missed the epilogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very disappointing. There was no ending. I kept looking for closure. I read from A to P and afraid to go on to the next book, but I read Q and just finished R . The rest of the series was great. I hope S has an ending to it. Do not understand why there is no ending to P is for Peril. What happened sure would like to know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks like I'm not the only one who wished for a better wrap-up. I actually thought I was missing a page or two. Who is the real killer/accomplice ? Makes me want to just use the library system when seeking out books with less than 4 stars.
mayasmommy More than 1 year ago
What ending???????? Thought part of the book didnt download. Weird....
kbecker More than 1 year ago
I've read all the Sue Grafton novels and am disappointed with the lack of closure for 'P'. I thought the publisher ommitted the customary epilogoue on the e-book edition! I actually went B-N to check out the paperback! All in all, if you like Sue Grafton you'll certainly want to read it but it won't leave you feeling fulfilled!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Nook version of this book had misspellings, typos and poor spacing (words ran together, some paragraphs not indented, page breaks wrong) I was very disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was certainly strange if you've read the others from the Sue Grafton alphabet series. Kinsey, her quirks, humor, usual characters - all this is there (and so the 2 stars), but where's the plot? Things seem to just drift along with nothing much happening and the ending makes you feel your copy is missing a few pages. Also doesn't help that Kinsey seems to be wrong about everything and everybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just as Claudia said...I couldn't understand the ending. All those insignificant details along the book and finally we don't know who the murderer is?? I kept reading the last pages, but I still don't know what happened. Was it Crystal, Anica, Leila?? Please, somebody tell me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Like many other reviewers, I found the ending very lacking and abrupt. I, too, thought that pages were missing until I double checked with another book. I have read all of Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries starting with A through P and this is the only one that I didn't like. It just left too many questions unanswered. Her other books have an epilogue which wraps things up nicely. This one did not. While all her books have the main plot and a subplot, P is for Peril seemed to be all over the place with too many characters and sidebars. I'm sad to say that I was really disappointed in this one as I have always loved Sue Grafton's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought i got gypped out of the ending. I think next time I'll save my money and get it from the library. It deserves more than one star but there were so many bogus 5 star ratings, I thought I'd balance it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to reread the ending because I did not catch who did it. When I did I was still a little lost. I did understand who did it and maybe why, but it was so suttle. It just did not seem finished. There was a few action scenes, but not sure how it tied into the original murder it was like there was two stories through the whole book. It was not horrible but not my favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, too, found the ending to be unsettling. When I finished the book, I thought somebody ripped out the last few pages. I also agree that there was to much deatil in certain areas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most scattered books I have read in my life. Too many uninteresting details, and the story goes off in too many directions that didn't grab my attention. So boring! I found myself daydreaming throughout the book about what a miracle it would be to actually finish this one and begin one that I could really enjoy. This book was a struggler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perhaps like most folks, I need to stretch my budget, and there are few authors whose latest work I buy unblinkingly in hard cover the minute it comes out. Until this tome, Sue Grafton had been one. Others, below, have said it better. Where is the last chapter? Why does the ending make no sense? How can this be written by the same author who created such magic earlier in the series? I see that a Q book is out now. I will wait for the paperback, thank you very much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
a pretty tough read... slow to pick up in term of the plot's pace and when you have made it through, you may be as clueless (in some respects) as you were at the beginning. certainly not what was expected after reading the other books in the series... feel free to skip this entry, you'll miss nothing.
kd9 on LibraryThing 5 days ago
I love reading Sue Grafton books. Her descriptions are so dense I can always SMELL the fog and eucalyptus along the sandy shore. Her characters are quirky, but always consistent. I knew I had read this book before when I started it. But once I started it, I knew I was going to finish it before I put it down again. I was hooked by the first paragraph.This time Kinsey is looking for a missing doctor, the head of a nursing facility who is being investigated for Medicare fraud. There are so many people who could have killed him; his ex-wife, his silent thieving partners or various fired employees. It could have been suicide. The mystery is solved -- completely and succinctly -- on the last page. Meanwhile Kinsey is the focus of a sociopath who killed his parents. This third of the book is a bit weak. The danger is resolved suddenly and not very convincingly. Anyone else in her situation would not have survived. But all in all, comparing this to all the other books I have read lately, it is the only one that I know I could read again with real enjoyment.
readafew on LibraryThing 5 days ago
P is for Peril is the 16th book in the Kinsey Millhone series. Kinsey is a private investigator who has a tendency to get herself into trouble, either though trying to do the right thing or just letting her curiosity get the better of her. This story is no different. This one was a quick read and I would say an average story as far as the series goes. This is one that had 2 separate cases going at the same time. One a missing Doctor who's Ex-wife hires Kinsey to find him and I won't spoil the other one. However she is thinking about finding an new office because Lonnie (her current landlord) is moving to a new building shortly and this does cause a few problems she doesn't want.
bosslady on LibraryThing 12 days ago
I HATED the ending -- I actually thought there were surely pages MISSING at the end!
bluestar50 on LibraryThing 12 days ago
The ending stinks!! It left too much undone. Even reading it thru the second time knowing the ending it still didn't make sense! Maybe Sue got tired of it and didn't see fit to end it?
Anonymous 21 days ago
I like Kinsey and look forward to her next story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept you guessing right to the end . Ended too soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Quick read that captivates
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have like to know the ending. Very disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Kept me up reading when I should have been sleeping.