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Andreanna by S. L. Gilbow
The Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere
Bark up the Right Tree by Jessie and Ruth Tschudin
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Can You Spell Revolution? by Matt Beam
Dark Side of the Morgue by Raymond Benson
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
Fiction by Ara 13
Fool by Christopher Moore
Gambling for Good Mail by Evelyn Cole
Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion by Mark Ames
The Heroes of Googley Woogley by Dalton James
The Letter by Richard Paul Evans
Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
An Ornithologist's Guide to Life by Ann Hood
Politics in Compassion by Jack Schauer
The Price of Silence by Deborah Ross
R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
Sea Wrack by Edward Jesby
South-Sea Idyls Charles Warren Stoddard
Sparks: How Parents Can Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers by Peter L. Benson
Stratosphere by Henry Garfield
The Take-Us by John Raymond Takacs
The Three Incestuous Sisters by Audrey Niffenegger
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
The Silent Man by Alex Berenson
Ulysses by James Joyce
Vigilante Witch Hunter by Gary Turcotte
Voices Under Berlin by THE Hill
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Women in Business by Patricia Annino
The World I Never Made by James LePore



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Comments for R is for Ricochet

R is for RicochetR is for Ricochet: 06/10/09

I have all Sue Grafton's alphabet series and I'm slowly working my way through them. I'm up R is for Ricochet which I've also listened to as an audio book. Although I'm not normally a fan of audio books, Grafton's books are more fun to listen to than to read.

In R is for Ricochet Kinsey Millhone is hired to drive a wealthy man's daughter, Reba, home from prison. She ends up becoming Reba's friend and through Reba ends up in the middle of a case involving money laundering and the mob.

Meanwhile in a stupid subplot Kinsey's landlord is having a midlife crisis and a turbid love affair with a flighty artist and old friends of Kinsey are trying to set her up with a boyfriend. Just shoot me.

If Grafton's books were set anywhere else I would have stopped reading them ages ago. I keep coming back not for Kinsey but for Santa Teresa. The town is based on Santa Barbara and by R is for Ricochet it's starting to look a whole lot like the town when I went to school there in the early 1990s. In this novel the S.T. equivalent of the Paseo Nuevo mall opens and it was fun to watch Kinsey and Reba skulking around in a place where I spent a lot of my free time.

Read other reviews from the series: M is for Malice

  • N is for Noose
  • O is for Outlaw and Q is for Quarry

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    Comment #1: Wednesday, June, 24, 2009 at 20:24:53

    Isabel

    Thanks for being in 9 for '09 challenge.

    I admire your tenacity in reading all the books in the series.

    Keep it up!



    Comment #2: Friday, June 26, 2009 at 18:47:35

    Pussreboots

    Thanks. I still need to read P is for Peril but that book is in a box under my stairs.