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Summary: Another great mystery from Grafton.
Review: I find myself writing the same things over and over about the books in this series, but Grafton is so consistently top-notch that it's hard to think of new superlatives. Kinsey is a great character--complex, tough, practical, nosy--and Grafton stays true to that character in all her books.
Kinsey's not just solving a mystery in this one, she's also trying to outwit the hit man on her tail. To this end, she teams up with another P.I. to act as her bodyguard. This innovative twist adds just the right amount of suspense to this book, and the ending--to both the mystery and the hit man scenario--is definitely a kicker.
Whether this is your first Kinsey Millhone book or you're a fan of the entire series (there's a nice emotional payoff for Kinsey fans in this one, as Kinsey finally meets a man worthy of her), this one is a must-read. Enjoy!
Summary: an unusually large story for Grafton, and well-executed
Review: In this seventh installment of Kinsey Millhone's adventures as a private detective, Kinsey has much more on her plate than usual. She is hired to locate a client's elderly mother, who has disappeared; she also discovers that someone is trying to have her killed. The first challenge develops in unexpected ways, and the search for Kinsey's would-be killer is a well-integrated secondary plot. The whole thing is bound up in Grafton's usual competent, easy-to-read writing.
The book's only shortcoming is that it could have been much more than it was. It is essentially two stories coincident in time and both involving Kinsey; no thematic connection between them is evident. While this does not detract from the novel's enjoyability, it leaves some doubt as to why Grafton introduced a second story element rather than elaborating a bit more on the first.
Summary: Fast-paced but confusing!
Review: Let me say that the beginng and middle of this book were great. They were action-packed and fast-paced. Kinsey was as funny as ever especially around Robert, the male version of herself. Then the last sixty pages were confusing. The ending of the hitman story was still easy to follow but the ending to the Gersh storyline was confusing. Not to give anything away but I didn't know who was really who and why things happened the way they happened. I read the ending twice and I still can't make sense of it. Maybe I'm stupid? O well still an engrossing mystery well worth your time.
Summary: Great First Read for newcomers to Kinsey Millhone
Review: This book was the first of the Grafton Series I read. No bones about it, I bought it because of the cover, which believe it or not, is often how I am lead into a new Author. Of the mystery writers I enjoy (Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwell), I like Sue Grafton equally as well.
Her books are lighter reading than the other authors cited, but technically good, and have a great humor component to make the experience perfect for bedside reading. I can usually finish one of her books in a few days. I have since gone back and bought all the previous books and read them too.
I think this one was my favorite, because it was the start of a wonderful series.... that's kept me busy over the past few years. I hope you'll take time to enjoy.
Summary: I really enjoy reading about Kinsey!
Review: This is the second novel by Sue Grafton that I have read. Plowing ahead with the series, I found 'G' to be engrossing and chilling. I just couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the double plots. Bringing back Dietz was a stroke of genius as it allows Kinsey to play off of a male version of herself. I see from other reviews that he will be in future books - can't wait. Overall the plot and suspense of the story were one of the best...it's definitely a don't-miss in the Kinsey series.
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