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Peiffer, Mary

Overview
Works: 160 works in 574 publications in 1 language and 21,199 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery stories, American  Romance fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.R13, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Peiffer
A is for alibi by Sue Grafton( Recording )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kinsey Millhone mystery. When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. Plenty of people had reason to want him dead. But the police thought his wife Nikki - with motive, access and opportunity - was the #1 suspect. The jury thought so too. Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki hires Kinsey Millhone, a gutsy P.I., to find the real killer. The trail is cold but Kinsey finds a lead. It brings her face-to-face with the murderer! This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work ... and who works strictly alone!
"N" is for noose by Sue Grafton( Recording )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Kinsey Millhone of California is hired by the widow of a policeman who refused to tell her what was on his mind. Kinsey learns he suspected some policemen of murder. When Kinsey opens an investigation, the town clams up
"B" is for burglar by Sue Grafton( Recording )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divorced ex-cop detective, Kinsey Millhone, helps find a sister and is ordered to drop the investigation
"D" is for deadbeat by Sue Grafton( Recording )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He calls himself Alvin Limardo, and he wants Kinsey to pass on a check for
"E" is for evidence : [a Kinsey Millhone mystery] by Sue Grafton( Recording )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kinsey Millhone mystery. When an extra $5000 shows up in her bank account, Kinsey Millhone puts it down to clerical error. But suddenly the deposit makes sense. It's not a mistake, it's a setup! Kinsey now has a new client: herself. As she unravels the frame, she finds her future tied to one family's secret, hidden for almost 20 years
"C" is for corpse by Sue Grafton( Recording )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kinsey Millhone mystery. Bobby Callahan was only 20 when an accident left him disfigured for life. The doctors patched up his body but they couldn't fix his mind. Huge chunks of his memory were lost but he knew someone had tried to kill him and that the "accident" was deliberate. He knew he had the key to something that made him dangerous to the murderer but he didn't know what. No one believed him ... so he hired Kinsey Millhone. Three days later Bobby was dead. But Kinsey never welshed on a deal. She'd been hired to stop a killing, now she'd find the killer instead
"G" is for gumshoe by Sue Grafton( Recording )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to bring a woman's mother back from the Mojave desert, female investigator Kinsey Millhone returns to unearth a gruesome, long-buried secret and make the top billing of Tyrone Patty's hit list
"F" is for fugitive : [a Kinsey Millhone mystery] by Sue Grafton( Recording )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kinsey Millhone mystery. Bailey Fowler, a confessed murderer, escaped from prison 16 years ago. Now, by sheer chance, the cops stumble on him - and a case long dead comes murderously back to life. Royce Fowler, old and sick, reads it "miraculously back to life." His son's reappearance gives Royce a last chance to heal an old wound. And Kinsey Millhone gets to help ... though it nearly costs Kinsey her life!
"H" is for homicide by Sue Grafton( Recording )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It started with the murder of Kinsey Millhone's sometime drinking buddy, an insurance claims adjuster. But before long Kinsey stumbles onto a massive insurance scam. Going undercover as a wisecracking vamp, Millhone descends into the Los Angeles nether world of machismo and gang hideouts. Her companion, terrified at having crossed the violent crook Raymond Maldonado, is Bibianna Diaz--no Girl Scout herself
"M" is for malice by Sue Grafton( Recording )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Kinsey Millhone is hired by three brothers to find a fourth who, it appears from their father's will, was not disinherited after all when he walked out on the family, and is entitled to $5 million. Kinsey finds him working as a janitor in a church, but no sooner found, than he is killed. Kinsey has more work
"I" is for innocent by Sue Grafton( Recording )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Morley Shine, a fellow PI, dies from a heart attack, Kinsey Millhone takes over the seemingly simple task of gathering evidence for Lonnie Kingman, a local attorney immersed in a civil suit. Stakes are high. David Birney, acquitted of his wealthy wife's murder five years ago, got his hands on her fortune. Now Kingman wants to divest Birney of the money in favor of the wife's child by an earlier marriage. But the statute of limitations has about run out, and there is little progress. Kinsey's easy investigation turns into a nightmare. Shine's files are in disarray and the key informant lacks credibility. And she senses danger ... a killer waiting to see what Kinsey uncovers. Somebody got away with murder once ... will it be Kinsey's turn this time?
"L" is for lawless by Sue Grafton( Recording )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Kinsey Millhone of California goes looking for the loot of a $500,000 robbery, an assignment filled with danger as one of the robbers is a psychopath. By the author of "K" Is for Killer
"J" is for judgment by Sue Grafton( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J" is for Jaffe: Wendell Jaffe, dead for five years. Or so it seemed until he's spotted in the bar of a dusty resort halfway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz. Having just paid his wife $500,000, Jaffe's insurance company wants the truth and is willing to hire a private investigator to dig it up. As Kinsey Millhone pushes deeper into the mystery, she explores her own past. In family matters as in crime, she discovers, it's sometimes better to reserve judgment
"K" is for killer by Sue Grafton( Recording )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating a murder after dark only makes the case spookier for Kinsey Mihone, Sue Grafton's savvy private investigator. But she's got little choice. Her client, the victim's mother, works the graveyard shift. And the victim, it turns out, led a secret life as a lady of the night. So the normally spunky and sunny Kinsey visits mostly with night people to find clues to Lorna Kepler's death. But she also follows leads at a water district office where Kepler had a day job. The sleep loss dulls Kinsey's perceptions, and it takes two more murders to sharpen them
The pilot's wife by Anita Shreve( Recording )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her husband, a pilot, dies in an airplane crash off the Irish coast, Kathryn Lyons finds herself in the media spotlight as rumors abound of her husband's shocking secret past
Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz( Recording )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art gallery owner Octavia Brightwell finds herself reluctantly falling in love with dashing Nick Harte against the background of family secrets and a legendary family feud
Dead north by Sue Henry( Recording )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a trip up from Idaho, Jessie Arnold picks up a young hitchhiker and finds herself the target of a blood vendetta
The countess by Catherine Coulter( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Jameson is happy married to an older, widowed earl, and enjoying her relative freedom. Then she meets the earl's nephew John, and she wonders what dim-witted impulse led her to marry the earl. But, with someone trying to kill her, survival becomes her main concern
Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their grandfathers hated each other. Their fathers hated each other. And as the next generation of the Hartes and Madisons, Hannah and Rafe are expected to hate each other too. But Hannah Harte remembers the long-ago night on the beach that revealed Rafe as much more than just "that disreputable Madison boy." And Rafe remembers the heroic gesture that proved Hannah's fierce spirit was stronger than any feud - and saved him from near-certain imprisonment. Now - reunited by a surprising inheritance after years of living their separate lives - Rafe and Hannah return to Eclipse Bay, and the hostilities that still divide, and bind, their families. And they are discovering something that is at once delightful and deeply disturbing ... They don't hate each other. Not at all
Beneath the ashes : [an Alaska mystery] by Sue Henry( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new Jessie Arnold mystery, spring has come to Alaska. Jessie is training a new pack of sled dogs when trouble starts. First, a fire destroys a local tavern and leaves a dead body; then Jessie's friend, Annie Holman, turns up with a horrible tale of wife abuse; finally, Jessie's own cabin is burned. Jessie must get to the bottom of the arson outbreak, and to do that she must determine whether her friend is a victim or a maniacal killer"--Container
 
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A is for alibi
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"N" is for noose"B" is for burglar"D" is for deadbeat"E" is for evidence : [a Kinsey Millhone mystery]"C" is for corpse"G" is for gumshoe"F" is for fugitive : [a Kinsey Millhone mystery]"H" is for homicide
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English (278)