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H Is for Homicide (edition 1997)

by Sue Grafton

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Title:H Is for Homicide
Authors:Sue Grafton
Info:Ballantine Books (1997), Edition: First Edition, Paperback
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I have to say that each book seems to get better as the series progresses. ( )
  lamotamant | Jun 23, 2016 |
I enjoyed this installment in the Kinsey Millhone series. Sue Grafton created a sociopathic villain that was almost likeable. I enjoyed reading about Kinsey's character wavering back and forth between liking and hating Raymond. The ending wasn't a huge surprise, but it was still fun nonetheless. The only thing that kept this from being a 5 star book is that you find out how the homicide from the title was commited, but nothing was ever done about it. It was just fluffed off.
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  jguidry | May 31, 2016 |
Review: “H” is For Homicide by Sue Grafton. Another good book from Kinsey Millhone Mystery series.

The story is about a claims adjuster at California Fidelity Insurance Company is found dead at the back door of the Insurance building. For a while no one understood why he was murdered. Once Kinsey got involved by going undercover events stated coming together.

She had her own investigation going on with a case of insurance fraud. She ended up going under cover to get information of a string of car insurance fraud. She acted the part of a friend of a woman who was once involved with the ring leader. This woman ran away from the ring leader and didn’t want to be found. However, to her surprise he found her and Kinsey at the same time. They didn’t know she was under-cover for the police Dept. She played her part well and don’t you know it just so happens that the dead claims adjustor was related to her case. Who would have guessed…? Read on to find out how he is connected. Is he a good guy or bad guy….?

Bibianna the ex-girlfriend of the ring leader had to pretend she was back together with him but Kinsey was unsure she really was aiming at getting away from him again. They both unintentionally participated in some car accidents so the boyfriend could collect the insurance. Things started happening when Kinsey found out that Bibianna, while separated from the ring leader, got married to one of Kinsey’s old school pals. He was a cop who was always in trouble with his department. She wasn’t sure if he ever got fired or not.

So, she’s on this campaign to break the case wide open but is unsure who is really on her side of the law. Maneuvering between the law and the crooks she holds her breath many times assuring she would be found out. There were plenty of risk taken, events unfolded and justice prevailed. ….Now, getting closer to the end of the series, so bare with me between other reads.
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
This installment felt a little different from the others, but still pretty good. There is nothing extraordinary about these books, but they make simple and fun beach reads. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
okay mystery @ insurance adjustor goes undercover w/ unusual people.

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..
  christinejoseph | Dec 24, 2015 |
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Holleman, WimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For the Women's Group in all its incarnations:

Florence Clark
Sylvia Stallings
Penelope Craven
Mary Lynn

   Caroline Ahlstrand
   Mary Slemons

       Susan Dyne
       Joyce Dobry

           Margaret Warner
           Georgina Morin
           and Barbara Knox

sharing tears and triumphs, rage and laughter, for the last five years of Monday nights.
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Looking back, it's hard to remember if the low morale at California Fidelity originated with the death of one of the claims adjusters or the transfer of Gordon Titus, an "efficiency expert" from the Palm Springs office, who was brought in to bolster profits.
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She chases a fraud
And finds her life in danger.
She still gets fired, though.

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449219461, Mass Market Paperback)

"THE LADY CAN WRITE . . .

Any reader who needs a smart and sassy P.I. would do well to hire Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone. . . . H' is for Homicide continues to show the author in strong storytelling form. . . . [It] finds Kinsey Millhone working on a case involving the death of a claims adjuster for a California insurance company. The story takes her into the Los Angeles barrio in pursuit of a violent criminal, into jails and hospitals, and into a grungy bar named the Meat Locker. . . . Count on Millhone not only to corner the murderer but also to make a statement against the foibles of the insurance game."
--The New York Times

"The eighth in Grafton's bestselling series is perhaps the wildest ride yet. . . . Grafton's skill with dialogue, her vivid characterizations and California scenery are priceless. . . . There are moments when the tension becomes so unbearable that you are tempted to skip paragraphs out of self-preservation."
--USA Today

"One of the best . . . A vivid, funny portrait of life in an ethnic underworld, viewed without judgment. Suspense there is, plentifully, and a final suggestion that Kinsey will be exploring different mischiefs next time. Outstanding."
--Los Angeles Times

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Kinsey Millhone working on a case involving the death of a claims adjuster for a California insurance company. The story takes her into the Los Angeles barrio in pursuit of a violent criminal, into jails and hospitals, and into a grungy bar named the Meat Locker. . . . Count on Millhone not only to corner the murderer but also to make a statement against the foibles of the insurance game.… (more)

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