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H is for Homicide (Kinsey Millhone Mystery 8) [Kindle Edition]

Sue Grafton
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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"Intelligent, fast-paced, and filled with memorable characters...Kinsey remains as engaging as ever."--The New York Times Book ReviewPHENOMENAL PRAISE FOR THE MYSTERY NOVELS OF #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORSUE GRAFTON"Exceptionally entertaining...an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice." --San Francisco Chronicle "Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire...P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator...are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes." --The Buffalo News "Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found."--Los Angeles Herald Examiner "Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye."--Library Journal "Tough but compassionate...There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone."--Best Sellers "A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner."--Newsweek "Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone...The best detective fiction I have read in years."--The New York Times Book Review "Smart, tough, and thorough...Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure."--The Bloomsbury Review "Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives...She's refreshingly free of gender cliches. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it."--Boston Herald "What grandpa used to call a class act."--Stanley Ellin "Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator."--Dorothy Salisbury Davis "Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor."--Kirkus Reviews

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It was one of those occasions when I suddenly realised how happy I was. I was female, single, with money in my pocket . . . I had nobody to answer to and no ties to speak of. As usual I’d forgotten how surges of goodwill merely presage bad news. After a three-week-long investigation, Kinsey couldn’t wait to get home. What she needed most was a few quiet days by herself – but two things happened to change all her plans. First she ran into a murder case. Then Kinsey met Bibianna Diaz, and before the night was over they were sharing a prison cell . . . ‘Vintage Grafton, terminal bullets and all’ Sunday Times ‘Terrifying, hilarious and rather touching . . . S is for Super Sleuth in a scorching story’ Daily Mail ‘Sue Grafton, creator of Kinsey Millhone, is the most exciting crime novelist around’ City Limits

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 562 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330321951
  • Publisher: Pan (10 Dec 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKMHM4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,846 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sue Grafton has become one of the most popular mystery writers, both here and in the US. Born in Kentucky in 1940, the daughter of the mystery writer C. W. Grafton, she began her career as a TV scriptwriter before Kinsey Millhone and the 'Alphabet' series took off. She lives and writes in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 16 Nov 2000
By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is Grafton at her best. I love it when Kinsey has to go undercover and this kept my heart tripping until the last page. It is a tightly woven plot which speeds along building up the tension to breaking point. The car theft strand promises to be quite tedious at the beginning but Grafton successfully injects this story with more than enough menace to make it a real page turner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars H Is for Homicide 22 Jan 2006
Format:Paperback
H is for Homicide is pretty obviously the 8th instalment in the Alphabet series of murder mysteries staring our intrepid private investigator Kinsey Millhone. In this book we pick up Kinsey returning from a successful three-week investigation. In her absence though a new boss has been brought into California Fidelity to generally shake things up and save money. For poor Kinsey this means an interview with the dreaded Gordon Titus as Kinsey rents her office space from the insurance company.
After the explosive “chat” with Gordon, Kinsey is straight onto a job for California Fidelity investigating a case of potential false claim by a woman named Bibianna Diaz. Kinsey tracks down Bibianna but although she find she actually quite likes the feisty young woman, their evening out together ends in disaster when Bibianna’s boyfriend (an interestingly enough an old flame of Kinsey’s) ends up shooting someone.
This isn’t the most involved of the Kinsey books and rather simple plot and sometimes repetitive storyline might seem like a let down. Where the book does score excellently though is the superb characters that litter the pages, whether it’s the deluded fiancée of Bibianna, the scary Raymonda, his stoic sidekick Luis or Bibianna herself these bunch of strong characters will have you glued to the pages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sue Grafton at her best 28 May 2012
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I have enjoyed everyone of her books that I have read and this is 2nd time over as I qriginally read them through the Library. Now I am reading them on my Kindle, so I can keep them this time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't Wait For More 6 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
I am gradually working my way through Sue Grafton's alphabet and the quality just seems to improve with each helping. This did not fail to disappoint. I really cannot wait for I
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent storyline 16 Jun 2014
By Davec
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Once again she manages to keep your attention gripped to the end. Giving Kinsey the vulnerable yet tough manner that keeps you riveted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 30 Oct 2013
By blewis
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Love the Sue Grafton books, some can be a little slow at first but they all have that finish that you didn't see coming
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kinsey in trouble again 21 Sep 2013
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I`'ve only just started reading this series of books, and although they follow the same formula, Kinsey gets a seemingly simple case, that turns out to be something more involved, usually ending with a frantic ending. This one is slightly different, in that she reluctantly goes undercover to infiltrate a gang working an insurance fraud.
One thing I like about Sue Graftons books is that the solutions are unfolded slowly over the last few chapters, there's no gathering of the suspects in the library. However this one did end rather abruptly, this was because the epilogue was after the acknowledgements and authors profile.
One other point, these early books in the series were written before the advent of mobile phones and the internet, so a lot of the time Kinsey is driving around visiting various institutions or trying to sneak of, to use a payphone. It will be interesting to read how the stories develop in the future.
Oh well 8 down 15 to go.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 23 July 2013
By cmac
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I am a fan of Sue Grafton's books and decided to read them in alphabetical order. This one was rather boring. The characters were not very appealing and the plot didn't seem to go anywhere. I struggled to finish it - and the ending didn't make it all worthwhile!
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