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Peiffer, Mary

Overview
Works: 152 works in 510 publications in 1 language and 21,877 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological 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 )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,131 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,079 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kinsey Millhone mystery. A wealthy woman needs to find her sister to settle a will. It looks routine, boring. Still, business is slow and even a private investigator has bills to pay, so Kinsey Millhone takes the case. But this is not routine and the deeper Kinsey digs the trickier things get. The client tries to call Kinsey off, an accusing husband surfaces and a double murder turns the case sinister. Kinsey feels adrift in a fog of distortion, where nothing - except danger - is quite what it seems. "B" is for burgler is the second in the series which began with "A" is for alibi
"D" is for deadbeat by Sue Grafton( Recording )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He calls himself Alvin Limardo, and the job he has for Kinsey is cut-and-dried: locate a kid who's done him a favor and pass on a check for $25,000. Stiffed for the retainer, Kinsey finds out Limardo's real name is John Daggett ... ex-con, ex-liar, ex-alchy, currently dead
"E" is for evidence by Sue Grafton( Recording )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 959 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 )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 933 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 )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen years after the murder of troubled teenager Jean Timberlake in Floral Beach, California, her self-confessed killer, who had escaped from custody, suddenly reappears, and the case is reopened
"G" is for gumshoe by Sue Grafton( Recording )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to investigate the disappearance of a client's eccentric, elderly mother, California private detective Kinsey Millhone soon discovers that her own life is in danger when she learns that a contract has been arranged for her murder
"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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 847 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 )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 598 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 595 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
"J" is for judgment by Sue Grafton( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 592 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
The pilot's wife by Anita Shreve( Recording )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 587 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
"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

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
Dead north by Sue Henry( Recording )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 311 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
Summer in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 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
The countess by Catherine Coulter( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 297 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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 293 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. 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
Beneath the ashes : [an Alaska mystery] by Sue Henry( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 289 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"C" is for corpse"F" is for fugitive : [a Kinsey Millhone mystery]"G" is for gumshoe"H" is for homicide