S is for Silence

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Penguin, 2006 - Fiction - 352 pages
31 Reviews
A Kinsey Millhone Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of W is for Wasted

Cases don’t get much colder than that of Violet Sullivan, who disappeared from her rural California town in 1953, leaving behind an abusive husband and a seven-year-old named Daisy. But P.I. Kinsey Millhone has promised Daisy she’ll try her best to locate Violet, dead or alive. All signs point to a runaway wife—the clothes that disappeared; the secret stash of money Violet bragged about; the brazen flirtations she indulged in with local men, including some married ones. Kinsey tries to pick up a trail by speaking to those who remember her—and perhaps were more involved in her life than they let on.

But the trail could lead her somewhere very dangerous. Because the case may have gone cold, but some peoples’ feelings about Violet Sullivan still run as hot as ever…
 

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User Review  - readafew - LibraryThing

This I have to say was one of the better Kinsey books. I liked the mystery and found myself having a hard time trying to decide which of 3 suspects was really the killer. This was a cold case, someone ... Read full review

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User Review  - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing

As usual, author Sue Grafton kept me awake and reading until the very end of S is for Silence. Whatever gift she has, Ms Grafton is able to keep my interest throughout the book. I usually skip some ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
9
Chapter 3
20
Chapter 4
29
Chapter 5
38
Chapter 6
48
Chapter 7
56
Chapter 8
68
Chapter 18
167
Chapter 19
188
Chapter 20
197
Chapter 21
207
Chapter 22
219
Chapter 23
226
Chapter 24
238
Chapter 25
244

Chapter 9
76
Chapter 10
87
Chapter 11
99
Chapter 12
106
Chapter 13
116
Chapter 14
125
Chapter 15
138
Chapter 16
145
Chapter 17
156
Chapter 26
253
Chapter 27
263
Chapter 28
282
Chapter 29
290
Chapter 30
301
Chapter 31
314
Chapter 32
327
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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.

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