Synopses & Reviews
Everyone knew the kind of girl Jean Timberlake was -- ask anybody in the sleepy surf town of Floral Beach and they'd say Jean was wild, looking for trouble. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder. She was found dead on the beach seventeen years ago, and a rowdy ex-boyfriend named Bailey Fowler was convicted of her murder and imprisoned -- and then Bailey escaped. Now private eye Kinsey Millhone steps into a case that should have never been closed, in a town where there's no such thing as a private investigation.
How do you prove the innocence of a man already found guilty of murder? That's the task Kinsey Millhone is faced with when she takes on the case of Bailey Fowler. These are the facts: Jean Timberlake, Bailey's girlfriend, was found dead on the sands of Floral Beach, California, seventeen years ago. Bailey, drug addict and convicted felon, with no good alibi, was sent to the slammer -- even though he swore he didn't do it. After escaping less than a year later, he successfully disappeared until he was picked up on a fluke of mistaken identity. Can Kinsey prevent him from being sent back to prison by finding the real killer? And what kinds of deadly passions and murderous intentions will she stir up as she searches for the truth?
About the Author
spends part of the year in Kentucky and the rest in California. All of her Alphabet Mysteries are available from Random House AudioBooks, read by Judy Kaye.
About the Reader
Judy Kaye has appeared on Broadway in Oh Brother, Grease, and On the Twentieth Century, and won the Tony Award for her performance in The Phantom of the Opera. She also created the role of Emma Goldman in Ragtime.
"Judy Kaye . . . is hilariously on target." -- Newsweek
"It's hard to imagine anyone doing a better job with Grafton's popular alphabet series than Tony winner Judy Kaye."