M is for Malice is the thirteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. 'M' is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California. 'M' is for Malek family: four sons now nearing middle age who stand to inherit a fortune – four men with very different temperaments and needs, linked only by blood and money. Eighteen years ago, one of them – angry, troubled and in trouble – went missing. 'M' is for Millhone, now hired to trace that missing black sheep brother. And, in brutal consequence, 'M' is for murder . . .
Private detective Kinsey Millhone searches for the long-lost heir to a wealthy and troubled family in "M" Is for Malice, investigates the suspicious death of a beloved cop in "N" Is for Noose, and looks for answers to an old, unsolved murder following a reunion with her first husband and the discovery of a mysterious, undelivered letter in "O" Is for Outlaw, in a fifth mystery omnibus. 15,000 first printing.
Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, in a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same high school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Osamu Nonoguchi left to become a full-time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka. But Kaga thinks something is a little bit off with Nonoguchi's statement and investigates further, ultimately executing a search warrant on Nonoguchi's apartment. There he finds evidence that shows that the two writers' relationship was very different than the two claimed. Nonoguchi confesses to the murder, but that's only the beginning of the story. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the writer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. Which one of the two writers was ultimately guilty of malice?
In the study of learning and behavioral disabilities, effective practice and public policy enacted to implement this practice are closely intertwined. This book contains topics that include educational equity, imputations of malice in social policy, and analytical discussions of Response to Intervention and No Child Left Behind legislation.