S is for Silence

By Sue Grafton

S is for Silence

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S is for Silence

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In this "unnecessarily entertaining" (Los Angeles Times) #1 New York Times bestseller from Sue Grafton, California private investigator Kinsey Millhone is hired to solve a decades-old cold case. Cases don't get much colder than that of Violet Sullivan who disappeared from her rural California town i... n 1953, leaving behind an abusive husband and a seven-year-old named Daisy. But the now adult Daisy has promised PI Kinsey Millhone that she will try her best to locate Violet, dead or alive. All signs point to a runaway woman—the clothes that were gone; Violet bragged about the secret money stash; the brazen flirtations she indulged with local men, including some married ones. Kinsey tries to pick up a trail by talking to those who remember Violet—and maybe have been more involved in her life than they let go on. But the trail might lead her to some very dangerous place. Because the case may have gone cold but the feelings of some people about Violet Sullivan are still running as hot as ever..

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S Is For Silence

S Is For Silence

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He might be a man without character, but she was a woman without courage. Of the two, which was worse?

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But it takes her only four days of chatting up Violet’s friends and enemies in Serena Station—her ex-landlord Tom Padgett, Liza and her childhood buddy Kathy Cramer, Kathy’s car-dealer father Chet and his salesman Winston Smith, Tannie’s father Jake—to find out what happened to Violet.

Grafton's user-friendly style makes it easy for new readers to climb aboard at any point in the series, but if you're an aficionado of the Millhone books, be prepared: All the old pit stops — a nice long visit with Kinsey's spry, ancient friend Henry, rambling scenes with crusty restaurateuse...

Over thirty years later, her grown daughter wants to find out why and what happened to her mother.

This 19th entry (after 2004's R Is for Ricochet ) adopts a new convention: Millhone's customary intelligent and occasionally self-deprecating first-person reportage is interrupted by vignettes from the days surrounding the Fourth of July, 34 years earlier, when a hot-blooded young woman named Vio...

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