U Is for Undertow

U Is for Undertow

By Sue Grafton

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425247679, 422pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012

Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable. Even more so when Kinsey Millhone's only lead is a grown man dredging up a repressed childhood memory of something that may never have happened
Looking solemn, Michael Sutton arrives in Kinsey's office with a story: When he was six, he wandered into the woods and saw two men digging a hole. They claimed they were pirates, looking for treasure. Now, the long-forgotten incident has come back to him and he is convinced that he witnessed the burial of a kidnapped child.
Kinsey has little to go on. Sutton doesn t even know where he was that day and, she soon discovers, he has a history of what might generously be called an active imagination. Despite her doubts, Kinsey sets out to locate the so-called burial site. And what's found there pulls her into a current of deceit stretching back more than twenty years

About the Author
Sue Grafton entered the mystery field in 1982 with the publication of "'A' Is for Alibi", which introduced female hard-boiled private investigator, Kinsey Millhone, operating out of the fictional town of Santa Teresa, (aka Santa Barbara) California. "'B' is for Burglar" followed in 1985 and the series, now referred to as 'the alphabet' mysteries, is still going strong. In addition to her books, she s published several Kinsey Millhone short stories, and with her husband, Steven Humphrey, has written numerous movies for television, including A Killer in the Family (starring Robert Mitchum), Love on the Run (starring Alec Baldwin and Stephanie Zimbalist) and two Agatha Christie adaptations, Sparkling Cyanide and Caribbean Mystery, which starred Helen Hayes. Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine. Sue has a home in Montecito, California, and another in Louisville, the city in which she was born and raised.

Praise For U Is for Undertow

"Expect to be spellbound."

"Has this reliable series lost its addictive appeal? Not at all."

"Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters at her disposal."