R Is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone Series #18)

R Is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone Series #18)

by Sue Grafton
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R Is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone Series #18) by Sue Grafton

The perfect new package for Sue Grafton's #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege whose adoring father quietly handled her many scrapes with the law-but he wasn't there when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women. Now she's about to be paroled, and her father wants to make sure she stays on the straight and narrow.

It seems like an easy assignment for Kinsey Millhone: babysit Reba while she readjusts to freedom. The young woman is willing to cooperate-and the money is good. But Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425241219
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Series: Kinsey Millhone Series , #18
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 756,052
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. Books in her alphabet series, begun in 1982, are international bestsellers with readership in the millions. And like Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker, and John D. MacDonald—the best of her breed—Sue Grafton has earned new respect for the mystery form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents.

Sue divides her time between Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky, where she was born and raised. She has three children and two grandchildren. Grafton has been married to Steve Humphrey for more than twenty years. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine.

Hometown:

Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky

Date of Birth:

April 24, 1940

Place of Birth:

Louisville, Kentucky

Education:

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

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R Is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone Series #18) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
justmeJW More than 1 year ago
I started with "A" and am up to "R". I will be ordering the next couple of books for my nook soon. I look forward to each book as if I was catching up with an old friend. I enjoy Kinsey's adventures, issues, and spirit. I am upset that the alphabet has so few letters left. I have enjoyed the ones I have read and look forward to the ones that I haven't. Thank you, Sue Grafton, for this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reba Lafferty is one of my favorite 'criminals' so far in the Kinsey series. Although there are times you want to figuratively wring her neck, she is such a fun sidekick that you forgive her.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Not the usual Kinsey Milhone mystery. No murder involved but a good suspense tale. This book deals more with Kinsey's relationships with her new client as well as friends both current and past. I agree with some of the reviews that the characters and Kinsey's relationship with them could be very irritating. However, such great character and story development only proves once again what a great author Sue Grafton truly is. The ability to create characters you love to hate and prove that your heroine also has her flaws is genius!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one was a little different from the other books. I did not feel like it was a mystery so much as the truth coming out. Kinsey was hired to be a babysitter not a PI. Not my favorite, but a lot of character development on main characters that I enjoyed. As always I love these Sue Grafton books ready for the next one.
maggie1TX More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Grafton's alphabet series, then you will be happy. Another easy reading mystery that I found very enjoyable. All the regular's with a new mystery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big Sue fan and this was the only alphabet book I had missed. It was rambling I have to agree with the other reviewers. I am anxiously awaiting 'T'. It started out great though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Two days ago I was whining re Q is for Quarry and Cheney's 'marriage'. WOW I wish I had waited to read R is for Ricochet. I would have liked to see Kinsey kick Reba's butt from here to the moon throughout the entire book, which made the ending very satisfying. And Cheney Phillips is my idea of a sexy leading man. Good Lord, their interaction took my breath away. I dearly hope this guy is the one for Kinsey. He is good enough for her and she is definately deserving of this smart, sweet, endearing hunk. I read this in under 24 hours, a record for me with a Grafton novel. So, if anyone is keeping record, I vote for a Kinsey/Cheney ride into the happiness sunset by the end of this series. I have become a very devoted fan of Ms. Grafton and Kinsey Millhone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Sue Grafton and could not wait to read 'R'. However, I was disappointed because I felt the story dragged on a bit. Also, I hated her relationship with Chaney. I hope they break up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was also disappointed in this newest book in this series. As someone else noted, the Kinsey character acted totally different. It was almost as though someone else wrote the book and not Grafton who has given Kinsey such strong characteristics! Kinsey has always been an independent person who thought things through and kept her wits about her. In this episode, she was nervous and did many things very out of character. I realize that Grafton had Kinsey find a successful love match and that made her appear softer and more feminine. But her actions in the plotline were those of someone who had never been in the PI field before. I was left feeling as though it was just a quick write for Grafton. She didn't do service to her wonderful heroine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Sue Grafton fan and couldn't wait to start R however I was dissappointed with it, it just didn't have the same kind of feel as the other books. It was kinda bland and...dare I say...boring? But that is just my opinion. I hope S is better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is the best LETTER yet! I've read everything...A-R...and they just keep getting better. Grafton has done a superb job of devloping Kinsey into a believable and likeable character. I don't know what I'll do after I finish 'Z is for...?'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I had a hard time putting it down. Over the past year I have read A-Q and this one has been my favovite. I think it was more of a thriller but that just makes me like it more. I think it was well written, and the ending was good. I am so ready for the next letter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Sue Grafton's books and look forward to each and every one....Unfortunately this one DID NOT hold up to her usual wit and humor and surprises.....This was predictable after the first few chapters .... nothing exciting happened....very dull and boring. Hope she does better with 'S' !!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just great it kept you on the edge. I would really like to read what happens next because we all deserve a little happiness once in a while.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my first Kinsay Millhone book and I couldn't of been more impressed. I loved the personalities and the writing. A great book and it does deserve the current slot, #1 New York Times bestseller.
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I have loved these books...can't wait to read more.
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Where she battles against computer and herslef to get better at tcg. How do you battle with yourself? Simple. Set up 2 decks. 1 for you and another across from you. Battle against the deck across from you and dont ke yourself win.