C Is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone #3)
With his Southwestern series, bestselling author James D. Doss and his dryly humorous, no-nonsense Native American sleuth, Charlie Moon, have brought law and what’s going to have to pass for order to Charlie’s Columbine Ranch and the nearby Ute reservation.
Now the seven-foot rancher and part-time tribal investigatorwants tocarve out a little more space for himself alongs
I'm only on "C" of Grafton's alphabet and Kinsey M ...more
"How do you go about solving an attempted murder when the victim has lost a good part of his memory? It's one of Kinsey's toughest cases yet, but she never backs down from a challenge. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The crash left Bobby with a clouded memory. But he can't shake the feeling it was no random acci ...more
I loved this book and would have given it 5 stars except I liked the character Bobby too much and was too sad when he died. It wasn't a surprise and that's not a spoiler as it says this on the back of the book.
But Bobby was so likable and I really wanted him to find his way to thrive in his new reality post accident. I wish the storyline hadn't involved him dying.
All that aside, I loved this book and can't wait to start on "D is for D ...more
After a near fatal accident, a young man hires Kinsey Millhone to prove that someone is trying to kill him. After his death, Kinsey is determined to find out whether he was indeed murdered and why.
C is for Corpse kept me reading long into the night. One of Sue Graton's talents is creating literary characters who are true to life, real ordinary people. In this story, Ms. Grafton could have intro ...more
I understand why this series keeps going. The writing is light and fun. Even though it is written in the 80s it the overall plot holds up.
Bobby explains that he has amnesia and can't recall much of what led up to the accident, but he feels as if maybe it weren't an accident at all. Was it an attempted murder or is Bobby still suffering some linger ...more
(from the back cover)
Kensey meets him in the local gym. Bobby Callahan is a scarred young man struggling back to life after a car forced his Porsche over the edge of a canyon, battering his body and muddling his memory. All he remembers is that someone, for some reason, tried to kill him. Desperate for clues about his own past life and certain he is being stalked, he asks Kinsey to protect him. Kinsey can't resist the brave kid--and neither can the killers. Three ...more
Kinsey Milhone falls somewhere between JD Robb's Eve Dallas (tough as nails police inspector) and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum (ditzy private eye). Kinsey is a tough but human no-nonsense private eye. There's some humor in the book to keep the mood from getting too dark, but that comes from the supporting cast.
Kinsey's character ends up as someone you like and respect. ...more
Grafton's series follows a certain recipe - as many high-volume series are wont to do. It's still a ...more
Um, kind-of? I guess. I found this book to be better at hiding the mystery. By that I mean I didn't guess the bad guy five seconds after starting the book. I even liked Kinsey more. She came across better in this book. He internal monologs are still kind of tedious to rea ...more
I feel like the author is trying too hard at some points. A sentence like "after my run, I could tell I'd be stiff and sore tomorrow" becomes "I knew I would pay for it on the morrow..." Really? Just write how people talk!
Overall, it's a fast read and the plot and characte ...more
"He was young-maybe twenty or so-and he must once have been a good-looking kid. Kinsey could see that. But now his body was covered in scars, his face half-collapsed. It saddened Kinsey and made her curious. She could see he was in a lot of pain. But for three weeks, as Kinsey'd watched him him doggedly working out at the local gym, putting himself through a grueling exercise routine, he never spoke.
Then one Monday morning when there was no one else in the gym, Bobby Callahan approached h ...more
This story continues the trend of the unnecessary climax - (view spoiler)[ so once the doctor had murdered the morgue worker and Kinsey what was ...more
In my opinion a few of the characters unique to this particular story lacked a little depth and realism though their presence contributed to the overall theme. On the side, I like writers who reward readers for following their books in sequence, I like seeing the main characters develop, I like snippets from past stories being introduced as little gems within the current story. Must say after reading three of t ...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