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Peiffer, Mary

Overview
Works: 139 works in 475 publications in 1 language and 22,123 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  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 )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,128 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 1,080 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 )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,038 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinsey is hired to deliver $25,000 to a fifteen-year-old kid but discovers that the person who hired her is a phony who shows up dead when she tries to collect her fee
"E" is for evidence : [a Kinsey Millhone mystery] by Sue Grafton( Recording )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 963 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 934 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
"F" is for fugitive : [a Kinsey Millhone mystery] by Sue Grafton( Recording )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen years after the murder of Jean Timberlake at Floral Beach, her self-confessed killer suddenly reappears, and the case reopens
"G" is for gumshoe by Sue Grafton( Recording )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kinsey Millhone mystery. In this rich, complex and gripping tale, Kinsey Millhone's grit is tested to its utmost as the private detective unearths the gruesome truth about a long-buried betrayal - and, in the process, comes face-to-face with the grisly fact of her own mortality. "'G' is for guilt and guile, for greed and grief, for the Grim Reaper. And 'G' is for good: very, very good indeed."
"H" is for homicide by Sue Grafton( Recording )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 852 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 845 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
The pilot's wife by Anita Shreve( Recording )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a pilot dies in the crash of an airliner, his wife discovers he was a bigamist. A face-to-face follows between the legal wife, Kathryn of Boston by whom he had one child, and the other woman, Muire, who lives in England with their two children. By the author of The Weight of Water
"L" is for lawless by Sue Grafton( Recording )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 597 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
"I" is for innocent by Sue Grafton( Recording )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Morley Shine, a fellow P.I., dies from a heart attack, Kinsey Millhone takes over the seemingly simple task of gathering evidence for Lonnie Kingman. Kinsey's investigation turns into a nightmare. She senses danger, a killer waiting to see what she uncovers. Somebody got away with murder once, will it be Kinsey's turn this time?
"J" is for judgment by Sue Grafton( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 590 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 )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kinsey Millhone answers her office door late one night, she lets in more darkness than she realizes. Janice Kepler is a grieving mother who can't let the death of her beautiful daughter Lorna alone. The police agree that Lorna was murdered, but a suspect was never apprehended and the trail is now ten months cold. Kinsey pieces together Lorna's young life: a dull day job a the local water treatment plant spiced by sidelines in prostitution and pornography. She tangles with Lorna's friends: a local late-night DJ; a sweet, funny teenaged hooker; Lorna's sloppy landlord and his exotic wife. But to find out which one, if any, turned killer, Kinsey will have to inhabit a netherworld from which she may never return
Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 324 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 feud
Dead north by Sue Henry( Recording )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 320 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 305 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
Beneath the ashes : [an Alaska mystery] by Sue Henry( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 301 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
Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone is systematically killing the top competitors in the Iditarod, Alaska's famous 1100-mile dogsled race. As the "mushers" thread their way along the trail, Sergeant Alex Jensen races to find the murderer
 
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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"F" is for fugitive : [a Kinsey Millhone mystery]"G" is for gumshoe"H" is for homicide