N is for Noose (Kinsey Millhone #14)
Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office—a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townsfolk were saddened but not surprised: Just shy of s ...more
First let me say I love the Alphabet Series. Kinsey Millhone is one of my all time favorite characters. As in many similar series, I picture the the main character as the author. (Think Michael Connelly/Harry Bosch. Or Patricia Cornwell/Kay Scarpetta.) I really dig Sue/Kinsey! I think of her as Nancy Drew for big girls.
HOWEVER....I have this bad habit, I guess, of noticing errors in books and it drives me nuts. I often wonder how books make it to the publisher with mistak ...more
4* A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1)
4* B is for Burglar (Kinsey Millhone, #2)
4* C is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone, #3)
4* D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, #4)
4* E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, #5)
4* F is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone, #6)
4* G is for Gumshoe (Kinsey Millhone, #7)
4* H is for Homicide (K ...more
1) Grafton's books are not "memorable". 2) Many were written before cell phones, etc. 3) They may contain bad words and have mistakes. 4) Not a ton of romance. That is ok with me. If I forget them ten minutes later? So what. The important thing is I had a great time reading them. I like books that are entertaining and upbeat. Sue Grafton's Alphabet series fills the b ...more
This time around, Kinsey Milhone, former cop turned private detective, takes a side journey to the small California mountain town of Nota Lake where a well-loved and highly respected member of the sheriff’s department, Tom Newqu ...more
Kinsey is a rude, judgmental bitch who's greatest pleasure in life is lying to people. Every time she offers up some snarky remark (which is basically constantly) I find myself rolling my eyes and grinding my teeth. She's just a horrible person. And because I'm still irritated with her, I'll offer you several reasons why.
-We're reminded in eve ...more
This was really good, and old Kinsey wasn't so bitchy. Probably because she was scared.
Kinsey is getting to close to the truth and the killer is none too happy about it. Nice pacing after the initial set-up; and before you can spur Kinsey on, things get a little scary.
I didn't see this one initially; but had an inkling mid-way through, had it taken away and then confirmed.
I gave this book two stars only for the writing style. Otherwise, there were no characters whom I could find interesting and the plot was not much eventful.
I will start reading T is for trespass cause it has been in my to-read pile of books for months and I hope will like it.
I think I like Kinsey more as the series goes on and I'm probably stuck with this series up til 'Z' now, providing Grafton manages to take her all the way there. After reading several of the early books in quick succession I got rather burnt out but I've been going steadily since about 'H' and I think the books are all the better for it.
Although this book begins the second half of the series little has really changed since 'A' but I don't especially want it to. For much of this book Kinsey is a...more
Solid entry, different location than most of the stories
PLOT OR PREMISE:
Kinsey Milhone takes a case in a small town. Dead is a cop, apparently of a heart attack. But his wife, unloved by the community and perhaps deservedly so, knows that something had been bothering her husband before he died, and now she wants to know what, for her own piece of mind. So she hires Kinsey to find out what was going on, but not everyone shares the wife's desire to know. Kinsey finds out relatively qu ...more
This book is a fast pace read and keeps the reader interested throughout to the surprising end. I enjoy reading about Kinsey Millhone and all her adventures. The story has a lot of plot twists and scary situations to keep you reading.
Once again Kinsey Millhone, the private investigator in this series finds herself in a different place having to deal with different people, in different situations where she is not use to being in. Grafton makes it so that Kins ...more
Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievement award) in 2003.
Father: C.W. Grafton, born 1909, third son of Presbyterian Missionaries, born and raised in China, educated Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina; practicing attorney in Louisville, Kentucky with a 40-year specialty in municipal bonds. Au ...more