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E is for Evidence (The Kinsey Millhone…

E is for Evidence (The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries) (edition 2005)

by Sue Grafton

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Title:E is for Evidence (The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries)
Authors:Sue Grafton
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2005), Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
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E Is for Evidence by Sue Grafton



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This novel starts by telling us Kinsey is living with her landlord because her apartment is still being rebuilt after having been destroyed by a bomb in the previous novel "D is For Deadbeat". Kinsey is also still recovering from her injuries received from the same bomb blast.

Kinsey is hired by California Fidelity, the insurance company that supplies her office space, to investigate a warehouse fire that doesn't look suspicious but needs a check anyway. It doesn't take Kinsey long to become suspicious and soon the bodies start to pile up and other characters start to flee. Then Kinsey is framed to look like she took a bribe to hide the arson and is suspended by California Fidelity as well as facing jail time.

The company that owns the warehouse is a family operation and when the patriarch died and made the weak son the head, problems started with the suspicious suicide of one of the lead technicians. Bombings, incest and more ugly stuff including Daniel, Kinsyil's second husband, showing up and appearing to have a role in the case.

Another fast complicated read by Grafton. ( )
  lamour | Dec 20, 2017 |
Popcorn! ( )
  kwerle | Dec 13, 2017 |
Such a fun read. At first it was slow but picked up when Kinsey's ex husband showed up. As usual, Kinsey gets herself in a pickle and eventually gets out of it and figures it all out. I was definitely surprised who the killer was and didn't see a few things coming throughout the book. Loved it and looking forward to the next book in the series. ( )
  booklover3258 | Aug 9, 2017 |
I've liked the plots of the previous books but I feel like this particular book had more depth and interest to it. I also found myself liking the main character a little more. ( )
  lamotamant | Sep 22, 2016 |
Easily my least favorite Kinsey Millhone so far. Was it a bad book? No. A bad mystery? No. Was there a lack of any kind of emotional stake? No; can’t claim that either. Maybe the cliché of Kinsey being framed? Not even that. It happens early and there was only one person who could have done it; it was never the gist of the story. Then, why?

When I choose to follow a series I’m not only there for the author and her hero, I’m looking forward to revisiting the world she’s created. The supporting cast, when done right, become old friends. In Evidence they are scattered to the winds. With Christmas fast approaching Henry, her beloved landlord, leaves town to visit relatives. Rosie, who owns the neighborhood tavern, is closed until the new year. Even Jonah Robb, Kinsey’s contact on Santa Theresa police force, is unavailable, and just when she needs his access to information most. I understand what Grafton wanted to accomplish. Isolating Kinsey allows for more impact when she suddenly finds herself without an office or job and facing charges of falsifying a report and accepting a bribe. And these feeling are promptly compounded by the return of her ex-husband, who left almost ten years earlier without word or warning.

I like Kinsey and, honestly, this was far from a bad experience. It’s just not the experience I was expecting. So I’m willing to concede that the problem is almost certainly with me. I fully expect your mileage to vary. ( )
  JohnWCuluris | Jul 10, 2016 |
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It was Monday, December 27 and I was sitting in my office, trying to get a fix on the mood I was in, which was bad, bad, bad.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312939035, Mass Market Paperback)

Being a twice-divorced, happily independent loner has worked like a charm for P.I. Kinsey Millhone—until holiday weekends like this one roll around. What she needs is a little diversion to ward off the blues. She gets her much-needed distraction with a case that places her career on the line. And if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, her ex-husband, who walked out on her eight years ago, pops back on the radar...

It all begins with a $5,000 deposit made into Kinsey’s bank account. Problem is she’s not the one who deposited the money. But when she’s accused of being on the take in an industrial arson case, Kinsey realizes someone is framing her…

Now Kinsey’s working for herself. But with new evidence—and corpses—surfacing around her, she’s going to have to act quickly to clear her name before she loses her career, her reputation—and quite possibly her life…

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It was the silly season and a Monday at that, and Kinsey Millhone was bogged down in a preliminary report on a fire claim. Something was nagging at her, but she couldn't pin it. The last thing she needed in the morning mail was a letter from her bank recording an erroneous $5,000 deposit in her account. Kinsey had never believed in Santa Claus and she wasn't about to change her mind now. Resigning herself to a morning of frustration, she phoned the bank and, assaulted by canned carols, waited on hold for an officer to clear up the snafu. It was with something less than Christmas cheer that Kinsey faced off only minutes later with California Fidelity's Mac Voorhies. Voorhies was smart, humorless, stingy with praise, and totally fair. He was frowning now. "I got a phone call this morning." he said, his frown deepening. "Somebody says you're on the take." Suddenly the $5,000 deposit clicked into place. It wasn't a mistake. It was a setup. "E" is for evidence: evidence planted, evidence lost. "E" is for ex-lovers and evasions, enemies and endings. For Kinsey, "E" is for everything she stands to lose if she can't exonerate herself: her license, her livelihood, her good name. And so she takes on a new client: namely, Kinsey Millhone, thirty-two and twice-divorced, ex-cop and wisecracking loner, a California private investigator with a penchant for lost causes--one of which, it is to be hoped, is not herself. As Kinsey begins to unravel the frame-up, she finds that her future is intimately tied to one family's past and to the explosive secret it has protected for almost twenty years. Digging deeper, she discovers that probing the past can have lethal consequences as she follows a trail of murder that leads to her own front door. And in what may well be her most challenging case, Kinsey comes up against the fact that sometimes, "E" is forever.… (more)

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