The secondary characters are well-drawn, and recurrent cast members continue to be appealing. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Kinsey Millhone, brought in by Voight to gather the necessary damning evidence. After a five year wait, Wendell Jaffe's widow had finally succeeded in having the real estate swindler declared dead, collecting half a million dollars for her pains. Story is still followable, but the production causes a minor irritation in an otherwise enjoyable listening experience.
But now, the man has been spotted alive and well in Mexico. In J is for Judgement, our heroine, Kinsey continues to get into trouble, find herself over her head at times, and as in each one of her previous novels, save the day. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. The best part of this book was all the insight we gained into how Kinsey thinks and her moral code. But she certainly wasn't looking for murder.
Crisp pages and tight binding. Kinsey Millhone get on the case? I really admire her drive for the truth and the value she places on human life — any human life. What does this tell me? Also fun to see her personal life have some shake up going on with it too. Sometimes the flow can get dragged down when Grafton tried to juggle too many things, but this one was really well done. Kinsey Millhone's tenth excursion into the dark places of the heart where duplicity is the governing rule and murder the too-frequent result. I may read another Sue Grafton after all.
It is more like they have been my backup books when I' Hits the spot So, here I am reviewing an 18 year old Sue Grafton novel. A fun, entertaining read but for me not one of her best. This is a bemusing direction, and maybe it's bound to develop into a feature in the future books? Jaffe could have come back to California and apologized and made up with his family. I know that the Kinsey Millhone series hardly qualifies as difficult reading. We still get updates on characters like Henry and Rosie. Of course I make up the story, especially since most criminals are not very smart and fictional crime must be clever. Meanwhile back in California, the man's son, who has been in trouble with the law, breaks jail with three others and in the process of their escape kills a woman.
First I want to talk about the story line. We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999. You can listen to the full audiobook J Is For Judgment, free at our library. Kinsey feels a lot more freer to me in this one. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact.
But how would that explain the new woman in Jaffe's second life? But it's fun re-reading this series. Nothing that she did changed the All of Grafton's books are starting to blend together. My favorite part of the book is when Kinsey improvises when she is caught out on some guy's balcony at the hotel in Mexico. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Plus, since I read out of order, I know the series does improve! This one I fnished in a couple of days and was sad to see hear it end. I have to make sure the story I am telling is interesting and realistic. First Edition-1993 stated on copyright page and number sequence 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.
An earlier alphabet series book with investigator Kinsey Millhone. New York: Henry Holt and Company. Review submitted : by Luffy. Story and performance on par with A - I, but many production errors. Or that person may come back? Kinsey is certain Wendell has engineered it, and is planning to slip through her fingers again with Brian.
Grafton tried to save the ending in the epilogue, but the ploy was very contrived. Kinsey denies the connection, but undertakes a little detective work on her behalf and is amazed to find her mother's father was indeed Burton Kinsey. When Wendell Jaffe, mastermind of a real-estate scam, disappeared at sea, no body was found. This book introduced more of Kinsey's past, which was an interesting side story, and I'm curious to see where it goes. The jury's still out on that. We also get a really good look at Kinsey's history. The last two seemed to be a bit slow moving, but this one had all the right things.
This one didn't do much for me, and I will most likely forget most of the plot by tomorrow. Or so it seemed until his former insurance agent spotted him in the bar of a dusty little resort halfway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz. I wanted some money, escape, anything to keep my mind off the subject of Robert Deitz. A first print copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.
Kinsey is fantastic, and I love seeing her adapt and grow. Or so it seemed until his former insurance agent spotted him in the bar of a dusty little resort halfway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz. Bookseller: , East Sussex, United Kingdom. New York, New York, U. We know her Aunt Gin raised her, but now we get even more details that leads to more questions about her past for Kinsey.