• Y Is for Yesterday

  • By: Sue Grafton
  • Narrated by: Judy Kaye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Y Is for Yesterday

By: Sue Grafton
Narrated by: Judy Kaye
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Publisher's Summary

The final installment in Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series Winner of the Anthony/Bill Crider Award for Best Novel in a Series  

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone confronts her darkest and most disturbing case in this number-one New York Times best seller from Sue Grafton.

In 1979, four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a 14-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state’s evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.      

Now, it’s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents - until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That’s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he’s not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find....

©2017 Sue Grafton (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“I’m going to miss Kinsey Millhone. Ever since the first of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet mysteries, A Is For Alibi, came out in 1982, Kinsey has been a good friend and the very model of an independent woman, a gutsy Californian P.I. rocking a traditional man’s job...it’s Kinsey herself who keeps this series so warm and welcoming. She’s smart, she’s resourceful, and she’s tough enough to be sensitive on the right occasions.” (New York Times Book Review)

“The consistent quality and skillful innovations in this alphabet series justify all the praise these books have received over the past 35 years.” (Wall Street Journal)

“This will leave readers both relishing another masterful entry and ruing the near-end of this series. Prime Grafton.” (Booklist, starred review)
 

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Buy the abridged version

the main story is good but the unabridged was way too long and most of it was describing the scenery and decor of homes...the abridged version have the main story and direct to the point...love Judy Kaye of course...no one else can read Kinsey better than her....

i can't wait for Z IS FOR ZERO

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Disappointing

Loved Grafton's alphabet series for years. But this one just feels phoned in. Hopefully Z will be better.

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#1 worse book!

No explanation needed. But since I have to write at least 15 words on this review ... I’ll just say, don’t waste your time, I did it for you already.

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Nothing could make this better unless Z for completion was in the works

I loved and still love Sue Grafton. Will always cherish her alphabet series. Y is for Yesterday was awesome. It was bitter sweet . I wanted to let it stretch out in honor of Sue Grafton but finished it in one sitting. RIP Sue Grafton finish Z in heaven for your greatest fan.

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Love Sue Grafton

As always Aue Grafton tells an exciting tale. Always entertaining. Of course even better when read.by Judy Kaye! Thanks!

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oh no, it's an abridgment. can't believe I got it.

oh no, it's an abridgment. can't believe I got it. what a mistake. wish I got the full version.

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unlike the others

This story was a little long winded. The attempt to jump from past to present wasn't smoothly accomplished. This story portrayed Kinsey as a little sloppyin her work as a detective.

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Kinsey never disappoints.

I love it when the end is a surprise.
Kinsey is still in good form, all these years later.
Judy Kaye's voice work was well done. She fleshed out the characters, especially Fritz.

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  • Nicholas
  • 04-12-18

Sent Me Ro Sleep

I couldn’t stick with the book long enough to establish if the story was good or not. I found the narrators voice irritating. I will look out for Judy Kaye and avoid in future.

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  • leann
  • 09-10-17

superb!

As always , Just a fantastic story and absolute page turner!
Just love Kinsey...can't wait for the next in this series.