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T Is for Trespass

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Publisher Comments:

tres•pass \'tres-p  s\ n: a transgression of law involving ones obligations to God or to ones neighbor; a violation of moral law; an offense; a sin -Websters New International Dictionary (second edition, unabridged)

In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Graftons T is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the perspective of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing listeners to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private care-giving  jobs. The true horror of this novel builds with excruciating tension as the listener foresees the awfulness that lies ahead. The wrenching suspense lies in whether Kinsey Millhone will realize what is happening in time to intervene.

T is for Trespass-dealing with issues of identity theft, elder abuse, betrayal of trust, and the breakdown in the institutions charged with caring for the weak and the dependent-targets an all-too-real rip in the social fabric. Grafton takes us into far darker territory than she has ever traversed, leaving us with a true sense of the horror embedded in the seeming ordinariness of the world we think we know. The result is terrifying.

Review:

"Tony award — winner Judy Kaye has been the voice of private eye Kinsey Millhone since the beginning, and 19 titles later, she's still an inspired choice, capturing the character's unique combination of femininity and ruggedness, intelligence, street savvy and self-confidence with just a hint of uncertainty. Trespass is possibly a series best. Both reader and sleuth are working at full tilt as Kinsey interacts with a large cast. Her foremost opponent is the devious and homicidal black widow who has spun a web around the detective's aged and infirmed next door neighbor. Grafton deviates from Kinsey's narration to delve into the killer's history and mind-set, underlining the seriousness of her threat. Kaye offers a crisp, chillingly cold aural portrait of a sociopath capable of anything. Kaye's spot-on interpretation of the two very different leading characters would be praiseworthy enough, but she's just as effective in capturing the elderly men and women, the screechy landladies, the drawling rednecks, the velvet-tongued smooth operators, the fast talking lawyers and all the inhabitants of Kinsey's world. Simultaneous release with the Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 17). (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Sue Grafton lives in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739323151
Author:
Grafton, Sue
Publisher:
Random House Audio Assets
Read by:
Kaye, Judy
Read:
Kaye, Judy
Author:
Kaye, Judy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Caregivers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
California
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Ten CD
Series:
Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6 x 5.05 x 1.18 in 0.62 lb
Media Run Time:
780

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tony award — winner Judy Kaye has been the voice of private eye Kinsey Millhone since the beginning, and 19 titles later, she's still an inspired choice, capturing the character's unique combination of femininity and ruggedness, intelligence, street savvy and self-confidence with just a hint of uncertainty. Trespass is possibly a series best. Both reader and sleuth are working at full tilt as Kinsey interacts with a large cast. Her foremost opponent is the devious and homicidal black widow who has spun a web around the detective's aged and infirmed next door neighbor. Grafton deviates from Kinsey's narration to delve into the killer's history and mind-set, underlining the seriousness of her threat. Kaye offers a crisp, chillingly cold aural portrait of a sociopath capable of anything. Kaye's spot-on interpretation of the two very different leading characters would be praiseworthy enough, but she's just as effective in capturing the elderly men and women, the screechy landladies, the drawling rednecks, the velvet-tongued smooth operators, the fast talking lawyers and all the inhabitants of Kinsey's world. Simultaneous release with the Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Sept. 17). (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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