P is for Peril

by Sue Grafton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0375416854 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Starry-Starry of Llandrindod Wells, Wales United Kingdom on 1/18/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Starry-Starry from Llandrindod Wells, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Unabridged on cassette - read by Judy Kaye

Even though I am a huge fan of Sue Grafton's alphabet books, this isn't one of my favourites. I don't like the characters much and the plot is even more US-centric than her others, which can make it a little hard for non-usians to follow. I know there have been a lot of complaints about the ending from her fans, but that is one thing that didn't bother me - I like the ending.

This is read by Judy Kaye and she does a reasonable job, though I did find her accent a touch grating after a while. It gets 8 stars because in my opinion no Sue Grafton book deserves less :o) But I have to say her follow up, R is for Richochet is much better.

22nd Jan 2005
On its way to SalDragski as part of the bookrelay - hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 2 by SalDragski from San Antonio, Texas USA on Friday, January 28, 2005
Received via the bookrelay site. TBL

Journal Entry 3 by SalDragski from San Antonio, Texas USA on Friday, September 8, 2006
Well this was the first Grafton novel that I listened to all the way through (couldn't get into "N" - have in unabridged if anyone wants it).

Journal Entry 4 by mellion108 from Waterford, Michigan USA on Saturday, October 14, 2006
Thank you so much, SalDragski! I'm a bit behind in this series, so it might take me a while to work my way up to this one, but I will listen and pass this great audio along to another reader/listener. :)

Thanks for sharing! Happy reading.
Unabridged, 8 cassettes, approximately 12 hours, read by Judy Kaye

Dr. Dowan Purcell had been missing for nine weeks when Kinsey got a call asking her to take on the case. A specialist in geriatric medicine, Purcell was a prominent member of the Santa Theresa medical community, and the police had done a thorough job. Purcell had no known enemies and seemed content with his life. At the time of his disappearance, he was running a nursing care facility where both the staff and the patients loved him. He adored his second wife, Crystal, and doted on their two-year-old son.

It wasn't Crystal who called Kinsey. It was Purcell's ex-wife, Fiona. Everything about their meeting made Kinsey uneasy. Fiona's manner was high-handed and her expectations unrealistic. Kinsey's instincts told her to refuse the job, yet she ended up saying, "I'll do what I can, but I make no promises."

It was a decision she'd live to regret.

Pursuing the mysterious disappearance of Purcell, Kinsey crashes into a wall of speculation. It seems everyone has a theory. The cops think he went on a bender and is too ashamed to come home. Fiona is sure he ran off to get away from Crystal, and Crystal is just as sure he's dead. The staff at the nursing home is convinced he's been kidnapped, and one of his daughters, having consulted a psychic, is certain that he's trapped in a dark place, though she doesn't know where. Kinsey is awash in explanations and sorely lacking in facts. Then pure chance leads her in another direction, and she soon finds herself in a dangerous shadow land, where duplicity and double-dealing are the reality and, with the truth glinting elusively out of reach, she must stake her life on a thin thread of intuition.

Sue Grafton began the alphabet series in 1982 and is aiming to complete it by 2015—give or take a decade. She spends part of the year in Louisville, Kentucky, and the rest in Montecito, California.

Judy Kaye has appeared on Broadway in Oh Bother!, Grease, and On the Twentieth Century, and won the Tony Award for her performance in The Phandom of the Opera. She also created the role of Emma Goldman in Ragtime.

Journal Entry 5 by mellion108 at Waterford, Michigan USA on Friday, July 30, 2021

Released 2 mos ago (7/30/2021 UTC) at Waterford, Michigan USA


Books on cassette aren't exactly in demand these days. Releasing this to a friend's church rummage sale. Hope it travels.

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