"F" is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone #6)
Floral Beach wasn't much of a town: six streets long and three deep, its only notable feature a strip of sand fronting the Pacific. It was on that sandy beach seventeen years ago that the strangled body of Jean Timberlake had been found.The people of floral Beach didn't pay a whole lot of mind... show more
Floral Beach wasn't much of a town: six streets long and three deep, its only notable feature a strip of sand fronting the Pacific. It was on that sandy beach seventeen years ago that the strangled body of Jean Timberlake had been found.The people of floral Beach didn't pay a whole lot of mind to past history, especially when Bailey Fowler, the self-confessed killer, had been properly processed and convicted. They weren't even unduly concerned when, a year after the murder, Fowler walked away from the men's prison at San Luis Obispo, never to be seen again. After all, everyone knew Jean had been a wild kid. "Like mother, like daughter," some said--though never within hearing of Shana Timberlake, who, whatever her faults, still mourned her murdered child.And then, by sheer fluke, the cops stumbled on Bailey Fowler. And a case seventeen years dead came murderously to life again.For Royce Fowler, old and sick with not much time left, his son's reappearance was the chance to heal an old wound. For Kinsey Millhone, the case was a long shot, but she agreed to take it on. She couldn't know then it would lead her to probe the passions buried just below the surface of family relations, where old wounds fester and the most cherished emotions become warped until they fuse into deadly, soul-destroying time bombs.
Publish date: May 15th 1989
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
Series: Kinsey Millhone (#6)
F is for Fugitive has Kinsey living with Henry after a bomb blew her home up and left his main house slightly damaged. Kinsey is feeling hemmed in and takes a case that has her living with a family that hires her in Floral Beach. Kinsey is hired by the Fowler family to clear the son (Bailey) since h...
I'm a big fan of Kinsey Millhone but this is my least favorite book of the series so far. The mystery is interesting and it took a while to figure out but Kinsey's attitude through the whole book was disturbing. She seems very contemptuous of anyone with physical disabilities, a family, any religiou...
This time Kinsey Millhone is asked to find out who really killed Jean Timberlake 17 years ago in a little berg called Floral Beach. She is stonewalled by just about everybody and the ones talking aren't being honest so how is Kinsey to uncover the truth. Well in typical Kinsey fashion, she messes ...
The sixth installment of the Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton. I would start by saying that this is one of the best books in the series. The book is a whodunit, with the murder being something which happened 17 years ago. Jean Timberlake was strangled, her then boyfriend Bailey Fowler was convi...
Nice quick books to listen to on my MP3 player. Entertaining series. I enjoy the series and I enjoyed this particular book.