U is for Undertow (Paperback)
A Kinsey Millhone Novel
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 9780425247679, 432pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/30/2009)
Digital Audiobook (11/30/2009)
Paperback, Large Print (12/6/2010)
Hardcover, Large Print (12/1/2009)
Mass Market Paperbound (11/30/2010)
Compact Disc (12/1/2009)
Looking solemn, Michael Sutton arrives in Kinsey Millhone's office with a story to tell. When he was six, he says, he wandered into the woods and saw two men digging a hole. They claimed they were pirates, looking for buried treasure. Now, all these years later, the long-forgotten events have come back to him—and he has pieced them together with news reports from the time, becoming convinced that he witnesses the burial of a kidnapped child.
Kinsey has nearly nothing 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 track down the so-called burial site. And what's found there pulls her into a hidden current of deceit stretching back more than twenty years...
About the Author
Sue divides her time between Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky, where she was born and raised. She has three children and two grandchildren. Grafton has been married to Steve Humphrey for more than twenty years. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine.
Praise For U is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Novel…
“Has this reliable series lost its addictive appeal? Not at all.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“Arresting prose...[a] brilliantly inventive novel.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Makes me wish there were more than twenty-six letters at her disposal.”—Maureen Corrian, NPR.org
“Her most structurally complex, psychologically potent book to date.”—Los Angeles Times
More Praise for Sue Grafton and the Alphabet Series
“I’m going to miss Kinsey Millhone. Ever since the first of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet mysteries, A Is For Alibi, came out in 1982, Kinsey has been a good friend and the very model of an independent woman, a gutsy Californian P.I. rocking a traditional man’s job...it’s Kinsey herself who keeps this series so warm and welcoming. She’s smart, she’s resourceful, and she’s tough enough to be sensitive on the right occasions.”—New York Times Book Review
“The consistent quality and skillful innovations in this alphabet series justify all the praise these books have received over the past 35 years.”—Wall Street Journal
“A superb storyteller.”—Publishers Weekly
“Grafton’s endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series, graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Grafton is a writer of many strengths—crisp characterizations, deft plotting, and eloquent dialogue among them—and she has kept her long-running alphabet mystery series fresh and each new release more welcome than the last.”—Louisville Courier-Journal
“[Grafton’s] ability to give equal weight to the story of the detective and the detective story sets her apart in the world of crime fiction.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch