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The Resource "D" is for deadbeat : a Kinsey Millhone mystery, Sue Grafton

"D" is for deadbeat : a Kinsey Millhone mystery, Sue Grafton

Label
"D" is for deadbeat : a Kinsey Millhone mystery
Title
"D" is for deadbeat
Title remainder
a Kinsey Millhone mystery
Statement of responsibility
Sue Grafton
Title variation
D for deadbeat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sleuth Kinsey Millhone is pulled into the detritus of a dead man's life, a man who was wanted dead by everyone he knew. He called himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he had for Kinsey was cut-and-dried: locate a kid who'd done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. It was only later, after he'd stiffed her for her retainer, that Kinsey found out his name was Daggett. John Daggett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead. The cops called it an accident--death by drowning. Kinsey wasn't so sure. Pulled into the detritus of a dead man's life, Kinsey soon realizes that Daggett had an awful lot of enemies. There's the daughter who grew up with a cheating drunk for a father, and the wife who's become a religious nut in response to an intolerable marriage. There's the lady who thought she was Mrs. Daggett--and has the bruises to prove it--only to discover the legal Mrs. D. And there are the drug dealers out $25,000. But most of all, there are the families of the five people John Daggett killed, victims of his wild, drunken driving. The D.A. called it vehicular manslaughter and put him away for two years. The families called it murder and had very good reason to want John Daggett dead. Deft, cunning, and clever, this latest Millhone mystery also confronts some messy truths, for, as Kinsey herself says, "Some debts of the human soul are so enormous only life itself is sufficient forfeit"--But as she'd be the first to admit, murder is not a socially acceptable solution
Member of
Summary
Kinsey Millhone discovers that many people wanted John Daggett dead, including the wife who faced an intolerable marriage, the daughter who hated her lying father, and the families of the victims of Daggett's drunken driving
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
030523
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
790
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3557.R13
LC item number
D2 1987
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Kinsey Millhone mysteries
Series volume
0004
Target audience
adult
Label
"D" is for deadbeat : a Kinsey Millhone mystery, Sue Grafton
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
22165
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780805002485
Lccn
86025843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm14413876
  • (OCoLC)14413876
Label
"D" is for deadbeat : a Kinsey Millhone mystery, Sue Grafton
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
22165
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780805002485
Lccn
86025843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm14413876
  • (OCoLC)14413876

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