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U Is for Undertow

(2009)
(Book 21 in the Kinsey Millhone series)
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It's April, 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's thirty-eighth birthday, and she's alone in her office doing paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. He has a preppy air about him and looks as if he'd be carded if he tried to buy booze, but Michael Sutton is twenty-seven, an unemployed college dropout. Twenty-one years earlier, a four-year-old girl disappeared. A recent reference to her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial when he was six years old. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the child's remains and finding the men who killed her. It's a long shot but he's willing to pay cash up front, and Kinsey agrees to give him one day. As her investigation unfolds, she discovers Michael Sutton has an uneasy relationship with the truth. In essence, he's the boy who cried wolf. Is his current story true or simply one more in a long line of fabrications?

Grafton moves the narrative between the eighties and the sixties, changing points of view, building multiple subplots, and creating memorable characters. Gradually, we see how they all connect. But at the beating center of the novel is Kinsey Millhone, sharp-tongued, observant, a loner - 'a heroine,' said The New York Times Book Review, 'with foibles you can laugh at and faults you can forgive.'

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2011 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: U Is For Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 1-4448-0674-2 / 978-1-4448-0674-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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January 2010 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-230-70932-X / 978-0-230-70932-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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December 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: U Is for Undertow (Basic)
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 1-4104-2037-X / 978-1-4104-2037-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Novel
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-399-15597-X / 978-0-399-15597-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Marian Wood Books/Putnam
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone)
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-399-57522-7 / 978-0-399-57522-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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December 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series)
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 1-4472-1242-8 / 978-1-4472-1242-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow (A Kinsey Millhone Novel)
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-425-24767-8 / 978-0-425-24767-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-330-51991-3 / 978-0-330-51991-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: U Is For Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries (Paperback))
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 1-59413-418-9 / 978-1-59413-418-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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November 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Novel
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-425-23811-3 / 978-0-425-23811-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Books
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-330-45803-5 / 978-0-330-45803-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-425-24000-2 / 978-0-425-24000-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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December 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-230-71137-5 / 978-0-230-71137-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: U is For Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Novel
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-449-01004-X / 978-0-449-01004-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 1-4159-6670-2 / 978-1-4159-6670-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: BooksOnTape
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October 2010 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 1-4450-0508-5 / 978-1-4450-0508-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2010 : UK Audio CD
Title: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 1-4450-0509-3 / 978-1-4450-0509-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2010 : UK MP3 CD
Title: U is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 1-4450-0510-7 / 978-1-4450-0510-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2010 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: U Is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-230-74643-8 / 978-0-230-74643-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacMillan UK
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December 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: U Is For Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Mystery)
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-7393-2318-0 / 978-0-7393-2318-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: U Is For Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Novel
Author(s): Sue Grafton
ISBN: 0-7393-2321-0 / 978-0-7393-2321-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: U Is for Undertow
Author(s): Sue Grafton
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: U Is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
Author(s): Sue Grafton
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: U Is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery
Author(s): Sue Grafton
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series Book 21)
Author(s): Sue Grafton
Publisher: Pan
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: U is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Novel
Author(s): Sue Grafton
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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