D is for Deadbeat

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524577

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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D is for Deadbeat is the fourth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. My name is Kinsey Millhone. I’m a private investigator . . . female, single and self-employed, with a constitutional inability to work for anyone else. I’m a purist when it comes to justice, but I’ll lie at the drop of a hat. Inconsistency has never troubled me . . . It was late October, the day before Halloween. He introduced himself as Alvin Limardo. The job he hired Kinsey to do seemed easy enough . . . until his cheque bounced. His real name was Dagett. John Dagett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead. The cops called it an accident – death by drowning. Kinsey wasn’t so sure. The man, it seemed, had a lot of enemies . . .

P Is for Peril

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440634079

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Kinsey Millhone ventures into the darker side of the human soul in this gripping novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton. Kinsey Millhone never sees it coming. She is mired in the case of a doctor who disappeared, his angry ex-wife, and beautiful current one—a case that is full of unfinished business, unfinished homes, and people drifting in and out of their own lives. Then Kinsey gets a shock. A man she finds attractive is hiding a fatal secret—and now a whole lot of beauty, money, and lies are proving to be a fatal distraction from what Kinsey should have seen all along: a killer standing right before her eyes...

W is for Wasted

A Kinsey Millhone Novel

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101636459

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone series, NPR said, “Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters.” W is for...wanderer...worthless...wronged...W is for Wasted. Two dead men changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I’d never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He’d been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He’d been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone’s name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. Not just between the two victims, but also to Kinsey’s past. And before long Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised… From the Paperback edition.

R Is For Ricochet

A Kinsey Millhone Novel

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147030

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller in Sue Grafton's Alphabet series, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has her hands full when a job that should be easy money takes a turn for the worse. Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Nord Lafferty was already in his fifties when Reba was born, and he could deny her nothing. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institution for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she's about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Her father wants to be sure Reba stays straight, stays home and away from the drugs, the booze, and the gamblers... It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the niceties of her parole. Maybe a week’s work. Nothing untoward—the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good. But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round...

Four Sue Grafton Novels

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101163399

Category: Fiction

Page: 1552

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A collection of four novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling Alphabet series starring private investigator Kinsey Millhone. In these chilling mysteries Kinsey Millhone reopens a cold case from 1969, babysits a rebellious heiress, tracks down a missing mother, and takes on a sociopath working as a caregiver. This collection includes: Q is for Quarry, R is for Ricochet, S is for Silence and T is for Trespass

Class and Culture in Crime Fiction

Essays on Works in English Since the 1970s

Author: Julie H. Kim

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786473231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The crime fiction world of the late 1970s, with its increasingly diverse landscape, is a natural beginning for this collection of critical studies focusing on the intersections of class, culture and crime--each nuanced with shades of gender, ethnicity, race and politics. The ten new essays herein raise broad and complicated questions about the role of class and culture in transatlantic crime fiction beyond the Golden Age: How is "class" understood in detective fiction, other than as a socioeconomic marker? Can we distinguish between major British and American class concerns as they relate to crime? How politically informed is popular detective fiction in responding to economic crises in Scotland, Ireland, England and the United States? When issues of race and gender intersect with concerns of class and culture, does the crime writer privilege one or another factor? Do values and preoccupations of a primarily middle-class readership get reflected in popular detective fiction?

Abgrundtief

{C wie Callahan}

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304884

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Eine der berühmtesten und erfolgreichsten Krimiserien der Welt – "Sue Grafton wird von Thriller zu Thriller immer noch besser!" (Die Welt) Seit einem Autounfall ist Bobby Callahan nicht nur körperlich behindert, sondern er hat auch sein Gedächtnis verloren. Nur noch wenige Erinnerungsfetzen sind ihm erhalten geblieben, und die lassen ihn irgendwie glauben, Opfer eines Mordanschlags gewesen zu sein. Ohne nähere Anhaltspunkte zu haben, beauftragt er Privatdetektivin Kinsey Millhone, der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen. Aber ist ihr neuer Klient wirklich zurechnungsfähig? Und welches Motiv könnte es geben, ihn umzubringen? Je tiefer Kinsey Millhone in Bobbys Leben eindringt, desto mehr Verdächtige findet sie: Da ist Callahans Stiefvater, der von Bobbys Mutter finanziell abhängig ist, die drogen- und alkoholsüchtige Stiefschwester und die beste Freundin der Mutter. Und über allem schwebt die unheilvoller bedrohliche Frage: Was passiert, wenn Bobby sein Gedächtnis wiedererlangt? Und tatsächlich spitzt sich die Situation bald alptraumhaft zu ...

Hoher Einsatz

{G wie Galgenfrist}

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955305546

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Eine der berühmtesten und erfolgreichsten Krimiserien der Welt – "Sue Grafton wird von Thriller zu Thriller immer noch besser!" (Die Welt) An ihrem 33. Geburtstag überstürzen sich in Kinsey Millhones Leben die Ereignisse: Sie kann ihr ehemals durch einen Bombenanschlag verwüstetes Apartment wieder beziehen, sie wird beauftragt, in der Mojawe-Wüste nach der 80jährigen Agnes zu suchen, und erfährt, dass sie auf Platz 1 der Abschussliste eines gesuchten Killers rangiert...

Abgeblasen

Ein Fall für Kate Brannigan

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426416751

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In ihrem ersten Fall durchkämmt Kate Brannigan die Popmusikszene in Manchester nach einer verschwundenen Songwriterin. Nach einiger Laufarbeit weiß Kate: Die Gesuchte hat einen Totalabsturz hinter sich und wäre an einem Comeback mehr als interessiert. Doch als sie zusammen mit ihrem ehemaligen Kollegen ein neues Album aufnimmt, wird sie mit einem Tenorsaxophon erschlagen ...

Dunkle Geschäfte

{H wie Hass}

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955306690

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Eine der berühmtesten und erfolgreichsten Krimiserien der Welt – "Sue Grafton wird von Thriller zu Thriller immer noch besser!" (Die Welt) Eigentlich ein Routinefall: Kinsey Millhone, zweimal geschiedene Expolizistin mit Mut und Einfühlungsvermögen, soll als Undercoveragentin einem Versicherungsbetrug auf die Spur kommen. Doch wie immer, wenn die eigenwillige Detektivin ermittelt, sind dramatische Verwicklungen nicht weit. Ein harmloses Abendessen endet mit einer Schießerei, Kinsey findet schließlich, nicht ganz freiwillig, in die Zentrale eines Betrugsunternehmens. Doch sie wäre nicht Kinsey Millhone, wüsste sie sich nicht mit Witz und Courage auch mitten im größten Versicherungsbetrug, der je in Südkalifornien aufgezogen wurde, zu helfen...

Gefährliche Briefe

{O wie Opfer}

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304396

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Eine der berühmtesten und erfolgreichsten Krimiserien der Welt – "Sue Grafton wird von Thriller zu Thriller immer noch besser!" (Die Welt) Jeder macht mal einen Fehler - sogar Kinsey Millhone. Ihre mittlerweile geschiedene Ehe mit Mickey war ihre bisher größte Dummheit - ein Schürzenjäger und höchst dubioser Cop, dem sie ein falsches Alibi liefern sollte, als er unter Mordverdacht geriet. Doch vielleicht hat Kinsey einen noch viel größeren Fehler begangen, als sie ihn zum Teufel jagte, denn plötzlich erscheint Mickeys Schuld ziemlich zweifelhaft. Kinseys Reue kommt beinahe zu spät: Ihr Exmann wird lebensgefährlich verletzt, und die Detektivin gerät selbst unter Verdacht. Kinsey Millhone, Privatdetektivin mit Mut und Intuition, bleibt nichts anderes übrig, als sich selbst auf die Suche nach dem wahren Täter zu machen – nicht immer mit ganz legalen Mitteln ...

Totenstille

{Q wie Quittung}

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304639

Category: Fiction

Page: 447

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Eine der berühmtesten und erfolgreichsten Krimiserien der Welt – "Sue Grafton wird von Thriller zu Thriller immer noch besser!" (Die Welt) Ein lange zurückliegender Mordfall beschäftigt Privatdetektivin Kinsey Millhone. Wer war das junge Mädchen, das man in einem Steinbruch fand und das bisher niemand identifizieren konnte? Kinsey nimmt die Spurensuche wieder auf – doch was mit der Suche nach der Identität des Opfers beginnt, endet mit der hochriskanten Jagd auf einen Mörder ...

Letzte Ehre

{L wie Leichtsinn}

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304337

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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Eine der berühmtesten und erfolgreichsten Krimiserien der Welt – "Sue Grafton wird von Thriller zu Thriller immer noch besser!" (Die Welt) Kinsey Millhone kann es einfach nicht lassen: Endlich hat sich die Privatdetektivin einmal vorgenommen, richtig auszuspannen, da stolpert sie auch schon über den nächsten Fall. Diesmal geht es um den verstorbenen Kriegsveteranen Johnny Lee. Wieso taucht sein Name nirgends in den militärischen Akten auf? Und warum sind so viele Leute an seinem Nachlaß interessiert? Kinsey muß all ihren Mut und ihre Intelligenz einsetzen, denn bald wird es auch für sie äußerst gefährlich ...

Goldgrube

{M wie Missgunst}

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304353

Category: Fiction

Page: 351

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Eine der berühmtesten und erfolgreichsten Krimiserien der Welt – "Sue Grafton wird von Thriller zu Thriller immer noch besser!" (Die Welt) Als der Chef einer hochangesehenen Firma stirbt, stehen seine vier Söhne vor einem millionenschweren Erbe. Der jüngste Sohn Guy sollte eigentlich enterbt werden, doch das Testament ist unauffindbar. Wenig später ist Guy tot – feige ermordet im Schlaf. Privatdetektivin Kinsey Millhone ermittelt, und sie stößt auf obskure Machenschaften des machthungrigen Clans, die weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreichen ...

New Trends in Systems Theory

Proceedings of the Università di Genova-The Ohio State University Joint Conference, July 9–11, 1990

Author: Giuseppe Conte,Anna M. Perdon,Bostwick Wyman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461204399

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 723

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The University of Genoa - Ohio State University Joint Conference on New Trends in Systems Theory was held at the Badia di S. Andrea in Genoa on July 9-11, 1990. This Proceedings volume contains articles based on two of the three Plenary talks and most of the shorter presentations. The papers are arranged by author, and no attempt has been made to organize them by topic. We would like to thank the members of the Scientific Committee and of the Program Committee, the speakers and authors, and everyone who attended the conference. Approximately 120 researchers and students from all over the world visited Genoa for the meeting, representing a wide spectrum of areas in pure and applied control and systems theory. The success of the conference depended on their high level of scientific and engineering expertise, not to mention their enthusiasm. The Conference on New Trends in Systems Theory would not have been possible without the help of a great many institutions and people. We would like to thank the University of Genoa, particularly Professor Enrico Beltrametti, and the Ohio State University's Columbian Quincentenary Committee led by Professor Christian Zacher, for encouragement and financial assistance. The University of Genoa Mathematics Department and Communication, Computer and System Sciences Department supplied assistance and technical help. The staff of the Consorzio Genova Ricerche, particularly Ms. Piera Ponta and Ms. Camilla Marconi, worked diligently over many months and especially during the conference itself to insure a smooth and enjoyable meeting.

Dead Beat

The Dresden Files, Book Seven

Author: Jim Butcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748116575

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world isfull of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Luckily, however, he's not alone. Although most people don't believe in magic, the Chicago P.D. has a Special Investigations department, headed by his good friend Karrin Murphy. They deal with the . . . stranger cases. It's down to Karrin that Harry sneaks into Graceland Cemetery to meet a vampire named Mavra. Mavra has evidence that would destroy Karrin's career, and her demands are simple. She wants the Word of Kemmler - and all the power that comes with it. But first, Harry's keen to know what he'd be handing over. Before long he's racing against time, and six necromancers, to get the Word. And to prevent a Halloween that would truly wake the dead. Magic - it can get a guy killed.

The Cost of a Deadbeat

Author: Michael Webb

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595341977

Category: Humor

Page: 152

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The Cost of a Deadbeat is a thought-provoking study that takes both a humorous and cynical approach to identifying and defining the major types of deadbeats, and the hidden monetary and emotional costs they bring to society.With over forty years of experience in the workplace, author Michael Webb applies his business knowledge and observation skills to illuminate what most of us unknowingly tolerate each day from the selfish and lazy in our culture. In each chapter, Webb provides personal examples of DNA (Deadbeat Negligent Activities) and categorizes the types of deadbeats, such as: Workplace deadbeats-slackers, sickies, tenure train riders, and slacking supervisors Criminal deadbeats-pilferers, prisoners, cyber slugs, scam artists, and petty thieves Daylight deadbeats-porky politicians, bumbling bureaucrats, and deadbeat voters Cheater deadbeats-fraud finders, tax evaders, and bankruptcy bums New generation deadbeats-poor parents and weak schools The Cost of a Deadbeat will encourage you to join the fight against deadbeats by examining your own behavior and contributing common sense and decency to your own life.