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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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The eighth book in this series starts with Kinsey working on a case involving the death of a friend of her, a claims adjuster for an insurance company. Later she finds herself investigating one of the latest files her friend was working with, about a woman called Bibiana Díaz, who is suspected of fraud. In a matter of days, Kinsey goes from meeting Bibiana to being trapped with her in the house of Bibiana's ex-boyfriend, a dangerous gang leader who will not hesitate to kill her if he finds out who Kinsey really is. Three and a half stars! ( )
  Danyspike | Jan 13, 2017 |
I have to say that each book seems to get better as the series progresses. ( )
  lamotamant | Sep 22, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book less than the rest in the series. This was a light read with interesting characters, not the least of which is Kinsey Millhone the many times outmatched private detective. Things always seem to work out, and the bad guys always pay. ( )
  Hanneri | Sep 10, 2016 |
Doesn't matter to me if Kinsey nabs the bad guy in the end or not - her sassy banter and the off beat characters keep things going as much the mystery does itself. The hook on the last page really has me looking forward to the next in this series. ( )
  wandaly | Jun 30, 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 |
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Grafton, Sueprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holleman, WimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaye, JudyReadersecondary 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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