S Is for Silence

S Is for Silence

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again.
 
In the small California town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband.   
But for the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter Daisy she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten.
 
Now, thirty-four years later, she wants the solace of closure.
 
In S is for Silence, Kinsey Millhone's nineteenth excursion into the world of suspense and misadventure, S is for surprises as Sue Grafton takes a whole new approach to telling the tale. And S is for superb: Kinsey and Grafton at their best.

Random House, Inc.
California private investigator Kinsey Millhone is hired to solve a decades-old cold case in this “undeniably entertaining” (Los Angeles Times) #1 New York Times bestseller from Sue Grafton.

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 PI Kinsey Millhone has promised the now adult 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 Violet—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 people's feelings about Violet Sullivan still run as hot as ever...

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2006
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780399575204
9780425212691
9780399152979
0399152970
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY GRAFT...S
Notes: "A Marian Wood book."

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teemsum
Apr 28, 2018

The storyline is very similar to Q is for Quarry & I didn't like the sexually graphic content towards the end of the story,

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California_girl51
Apr 19, 2012

I have read two of Sue Graftons books, her series of Kinsey Millhone is intreging and full of excitement and bravery. I look forward to reading the hole series. I think it would be a great t.v. show or mini series.

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gailygirl thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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