P Is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone Series #16)

P Is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone Series #16)

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

She's Kinsey Millhone, familiar to millions of readers around the globe, and she's back in full stride in P is for Peril, her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul. Mordant, mocking, and deceptively low-key, hers is a voice we know we can trust, from a character we've come to love.

Through fifteen novels, Sue Grafton has gone from strength to strength, never writing the same book twice. So it's no surprise that she has taken on new territory in her sixteenth, this time entering the world of noir. It's a world cast in shades of black amid shafts of steel and silver, a shadow land in which the mysterious disappearance of a prominent physician leads Kinsey into a danger-filled maze of duplicity and double-dealing as she taps into the intricacies of a cunning Medicare fraud.

P is for Peril: the novel in which Millhone stakes her life on a thin thread of intuition because the facts glint elusively out of reach and only guesses offer any shot at the truth.

"Unlike many detective series, Grafton's seems only to get better each time out," wrote Entertainment Weekly, and P is for Peril is a case in point. Pushing herself, reaching further with each new book, Sue Grafton delivers every time.

Author Bio: Sue Grafton is already at work on her next, Q is for Quarry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786229314
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 08/15/2001
Series: Kinsey Millhone Series , #16
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sue Grafton began the alphabet series in 1982 and is aiming to complete it by 2015–give or take a decade. She spends part of the year in Louisville, Kentucky, and the rest in Montecito, California.

Judy Kaye has appeared on Broadway in Oh, Brother!, Grease, and On the Twentieth Century, and won the Tony Award for her performance in The Phantom of the Opera. She also created the role of Emma Goldman in Ragtime.


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. 119 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
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.
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.
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 8 months 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.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
Gotta love Kinsey...she's utterly 'real'; jumps to conclusions and doesn't check things you'd think she should. In other words, human and fallible. I must say, I did not anticipate the 'who-actually-done-it'. Bravo! I would recommend this book to my friends.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Not as much over description as previous books.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Where was the ending ??? I'm soon disappointed . Waste of my money. Spent all that time reading and did I get dumb not getting the ending??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatly satisfying, as always.
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