B Is for Burglar - Sue Grafton

B Is for Burglar

By Sue Grafton

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
B Is for Burglar book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 487 Ratings)

B Is for Burglar Sue Grafton Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Beverly Danziger looked like an expensive, carefully wrapped package from a good but conservative shop. Only her compulsive chatter hinted at the nervousness beneath her cool surface. It was a nervousness out of all proportion to the problem she placed before Kinsey Millhone. There was an absent sister. A will to be settled--a matter of only a few thousand dollars. Mrs. Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars. And she didn't seem like someone longing for a family reunion.

Still, business was slow, and even a private investigator has bills to pay. Millhone took the job. It looked routine.

Elaine Boldt's wrappings were a good deal flashier than her sister's, but they signaled the same thing: The lady had money. A rich widow in her early forties, she owned a condo in Boca Raton and another in Santa Teresa. According to the manager of the California building, she was last seen draped in her $12,000 lynx coat heading for Boca Raton. According to the manager of the Florida building, she never got there. But someone else had and she was camping out illegally in Mrs. Boldt's apartment. The job was beginning to seem a bit less routine.

It turned tricky when Beverly Danziger ordered Millhone to drop the case and it took on an ominous quality when Aubrey Danziger surfaced, making all kinds of wild accusations about his wife. But it only became sinister when Millhone learned that just days before Elaine Boldt went missing, her next-door neighbor and bridge partner had been murdered and the killer was still at large.

A house destroyed by arson. A brutally murdered a woman. A missing lynx coat. An apartment burgled of valueless papers, another ransacked in a melée of mindless destruction. And more murder. As Millhone digs deeper into the case, she finds herself in a nightmarish hall of mirrors in which reality is distorted by illusion and nothing--except danger--is quite what it seems.

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  • Characters

    5
    By Baxbent
    Nice twists and turns so you need to read the very last page.....her books are an easy read with just enough detail, description and characters to keep your interest.
  • B Is For Burglar

    3
    By Stephen White
    Good read-excellent author!
  • So so

    3
    By Dearnina
    It's hard to follow a great 1st book with a great 2nd book. After getting the gist from the first 7 chapters, I skipped to the last few and didn't miss a beat. But don't think I'm not ordering another book.
  • B

    4
    By Kweeple
    Fun, grittier than evanovich great

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