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作者  /  Sue Grafton

出版社 / G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS

出版日期 / 2016/08/02

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 口袋裝

定價 / NT$315

售價 / 79折, NT$ 249

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《紐約時報》暢銷小說作家Su Grafton第24本女偵探Kinsey Millhone字母系列小說X。

英文字母X代表羅馬數字的十、它也是未知數、一個錯誤、叉叉、一個吻的意思。

X是韋氏未刪節版英文字典詞條最少的字母,字源為希臘文與拉丁文,常出現在科學、醫學與宗教詞彙中。它是平面設計上最戲劇化的一個字母,出了名的難發音,想想看xylophone怎麼念?

X也是英文字母順序的第24個。

當一個迷人的紅髮婦人上門,希望Kinsey Millhone找到她32年前領養兒子的下落時,Kinsey以為這只不過是個簡單的差事。但是當警察告訴她,她從婦人那裏拿的錢都被標上了記號,且婦人消失時,她才發現她的客戶有什麼事瞞著她。Kinsey覺得惱火,並且發誓要查出到底是誰、為什麼要耍她。

同一時間,Kinsey的朋友,同時也是個私家偵探Pete Wolinskey的遺孀,請她幫忙稅務稽查事宜。這個看似無害的工作,卻為她帶來了危險,因為她在老友的檔案中發現了帶著密碼的清單,這個名單引導Kinsey找到了一個精神失常的男人,在他身後連結著一串被害者。即便是如此大的災難,卻沒有一項可以定這個男人的罪。這個反社會者非常清楚地知道該如何製造混亂卻不會留下任何把柄。當Kinsey調查越深入,她卻越快地成為這個人魔的目標。Kinsey可以在成為下一個被害者之前找到他是兇手的證明嗎?

本書是Grafton字母系列最黑暗也最讓人膽寒的小說。美國公共廣播電台主持人也是書評家Maureen Corrigan曾經感嘆:「讓我許個願,希望英文字母超過26個。」這個系列只剩下兩個字母了,Grafton的忠實讀者都將與Corrigan一樣有此感慨。

X is the New York Times number 1 bestseller and thrilling, twenty-fourth book in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series from Sue Grafton. In hindsight, I marvel at how clueless I was ...What I ask myself even now is whether I should have picked up the truth any faster than I did, which is to say not fast enough ...When a glamorous red head wishes to locate the son she put up for adoption thirty-two years ago, it seems like an easy two hundred bucks for P. I. Kinsey Millhone. But when a cop tells her she was paid with marked bills, and Kinsey's client is nowhere to be found, it becomes apparent this mystery woman has something to hide. Riled, Kinsey won't stop until she's found out who fooled her and why. Meanwhile, the widow of the recently murdered P. I. - and Kinsey's old friend - Pete Wolinsky, needs help with her IRS audit. This seemingly innocuous task takes a treacherous turn when Kinsey finds a coded list amongst her friend's files. It soon leads her to an unhinged man with a catalogue of ruined lives left in his wake. And despite the devastation, there isn't a single conviction to his name. It seems this sociopath knows exactly how to cause chaos without leaving a trace. As Kinsey delves deeper into the investigation she quickly becomes the next target of this tormentor. But can Kinsey prove her case against him before she becomes the next victim?







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681299099005
ISBN 13 /9780399576973
ISBN 10 /0399576975
EAN /9780399576973

頁數416
裝訂口袋裝
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語言英文
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