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J Is for Judgment by Sue Grafton
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J Is for Judgment

by Sue Grafton

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Series: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (10)

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"J" Is for Judgment is the tenth novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in Santa Teresa, California.
Wendell Jaffe looks great for a dead man! He's been six feet under for five years ago―until his former insurance agent spots him at a dusty resort bar in Mexico. Now California Fidelity wants its insurance money back. Can P.I. Kinsey Millhone get on the case?

Just two months earlier, Jaffe's widow pocketed $500,000 in insurance benefits after Jaffe went overboard. Was his "pseudocide" a last-ditch effort to do right by his beloved wife? Perhaps. But how would that explain the new woman in Jaffe's second life?
Kinsey is in for the long haul as she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Jaffe's life and death…and discovers that, in family matters as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment…
  MasseyLibrary | Sep 20, 2018 |
Kinsey is called back to California Fidelity to go to Mexico to prove that Wendell Jaffe is really alive and they can apply to have money they just paid to his widow returned. While she thinks she did see him there, when she returns home she sets out to get more proof. She contacts his widow and a son. Her sleuthing uncovers his mistress and a number of people who would like to harm Wendall. Then there is his son who has broke out of prison and when recaptured, is accidentally released when someone hacks the police database. ( )
  lamour | Feb 4, 2018 |
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  kwerle | Dec 13, 2017 |
The former Wendell Jaffe is apparently not so former. Kinsey's digging into his "widow"s insurance claims, as well as the fraud that led him believe it would be in his best interests to be believed dead. ( )
  Hanneri | Jun 26, 2017 |
As always, a great read. Never a dull moment. Her books could be read in one seating if one had the time. I never tire of Kinsey Millhone, the main character in Sue Grafton's books. She is an independent young woman, self-employed, doing what she loves to do and is good at it. As a private investigator, she is a minority in her field. If you enjoy suspense, this is book and series for you ( )
  DocWalt10 | Mar 10, 2017 |
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Grafton, Sueprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holleman, WimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaye, JudyReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moya, Antonio-PrometeoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Torchy Gray,
in honor of a friendship that began
with a green bean collage...hers, not mine.
Western Kentucky State Teacher's College
Bowling Green, Kentucky
1958
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On the face of it, you wouldn't think there was any connection between the murder of a dead man and the events that changed my perceptions about my life.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449221482, Mass Market Paperback)

"Ms. Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years--until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy--her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters, as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment....
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While investigating the reappearance of the long-presumed-dead Wendell Jaffe, Kinsey Millhone uncovers some unpleasant truths about her own family in the process. By the author of "G is for Gumshoe."

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