Written By: Sue Grafton

Narrated By: Judy Kaye

Date: July 2004

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes


R Is for Ricochet is another thrilling installment in Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone series.

Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn’t there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women. Now, at 32, she is about to be paroled, having served 22 months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers.

It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward—the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good. But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than 24 hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around.

Readers have come to expect the unexpected from Sue Grafton, and R Is for Ricochet is no exception. In it, a complex and clever money-laundering scheme is just a cover for a novel that is all about love: love gone wrong, love betrayed, love denied. And love avenged. For Reba Lafferty, its moral is clear: Sometimes what you hand out in life comes back to bite you in the ass. Sometimes the good guys win, even when they lose.


  • Amy F.

    Love it! Love Judy Kaye. Love the story!

  • Pam

    Great story and narrator. Kinsey Milhone is a wonderful character and is one of my favorites of all. These stories are fun, realistic and interesting. I love the different characters. You feel like you know (or would like to know) these people. Of course, as a Southern Californian, I recognize all the locations (even though some of the obvious names of them are changed)!

  • Anonymous

    Great! just like all of hers... highly recommend all of these in series... nothing too heavy --just good listening --fun to listen to

  • Laurajean

    The book was very entertaining but I have no idea what the title of the book had to do with the content of the book. The narrator did a good job bringing the characters to life. Although she did sound a lot like Ellen DeGeneres.

  • Ruth Mitchell

    Love the books by Sue Grafton and the reader is great she makes you want listen to the whole book without stopping!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Typical Sue Grafton (I love her books) where Kinsey is attempting to help someone who doesn't appreciate her efforts. This book ends on a more positive note than some of Grafton's other novels and is a bit more light-hearted. An enjoyable read.

  • Judi Vanarsdal

    Very intertaning. Love all her books. Fun to read.

  • Annabel Henley

    This is pure Sue Grafton. Once again she delivers a great mystery with all of the requisite twists and turns. Her dry witted humor is interspersed throughout making for a great listen.

  • Cheryl G.

    This is another of her great "letter mysteries." I enjoy the way they are written, and the way they are read. Keeps you listening!!!! Even though you feel you know how it is going to turn out, you listen - as there ae always subtleties and the unexpected.

  • Anonymous

    A very good book by Sue Grafton. Still one of the best writers of mystery and suspense.

  • Anonymous

    Adequately entertaining, typical Sue Grafton mystery.

  • Nanette

    Having read each one of Ms. Grafton's books starting with "A", I found "R" a little disappointing. It was way too long. Too much filler. Not one of her best, but it was still okay.

  • Anonymous

    This book was great, a typical fast moving Grafton novel. I enjoyed the romantic interest. :)

  • Anonymous

    Par for the course for Grafton readers. Narrator was good. I enjoyed this.

  • Dina Mac

    Grafton has done it again. Came up with another great storyline. Am I the only one who wishes she would upgrade Kinsey to the present?

  • Anonymous

    Excellent,,,Wonderful Narration...Held my interest...

  • 3hr/day in the car

    I enjoyed this story. Reba was not always a believable character and at times exhausting, but otherwise entertaining. I like the other characters and enjoy the series in general.

  • Donna

    Typical Sue Grafton novel. Quick moving, light, and totally enjoyable.

  • S.

    Pretty entertaining but predictable. Still a good listen & along the lines of the other Kinsey books.

  • Stace

    Loved it, I started reading Sue Grafton about eight months ago, this is the first audio book I have (read), found Kinsey very believable and true to the writing of Grafton, was happy to have heard the book before it even got to my library as hard copy.

  • Tami

    This was pretty good. I enjoyed it but it does follow a very "formula Kinsey plot". If you like the other books in the alphabet series then you'll like this one too. No big surprises. Entertaining for my commute to work with little thinking involved.

  • Bonnie

    I agree with the other reviewer who said that, of all the alphabet books to date, this one can be skipped without any regrets.

  • Anonymous

    The best part of this read was Kinsey's on-going friendship with Henry. The plot was predictable with more information than you need to know about money laundering. I've read all the alphabet mysteries. If you are going to skip one, this is the one to miss.

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