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Sue Grafton
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July 9 2008 Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
A New York Times Bestseller -- He was young - maybe twenty or so - and he must once have been a good-looking kid. Kinsey could see that. But now his body was covered in scars, his face half-collapsed. For three weeks Kinsey had watched him silently and doggedly working out at the local gym. Then he approached her with his story: a murderous assault on a rural road, a 400-foot plunge into the canyon below, his Porsche a ruin, his best friend dead. But why?

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From Publishers Weekly

The corpse in private eye Kinsey Millhone's third adventure ("A" Is for Alibi and "B" Is for Burglar is that of Bobby Callahan, a young man she first meets while both are working out in a local gym. Bobby is convinced the car crash he'd been injured in was really an attempt on his life and, fearful of another assault, persuades Kinsey to investigate. A few days later, Bobby is indeed killed, and Kinsey stays on the case. She is befriended by Bobby's wealthy mother, his opportunistic stepfather and druggie, anoretic stepsister. She learns Bobby was having an affair with a friend of his mother's whose first husband had been killed in a suspicious burglary, and whose second is county pathologist. While the almost hard-boiled Kinsey ferrets out the ugly secrets behind Bobby's death, she's also trying to save her elderly landlord from the schemes of the scam-operating senior lady he's smitten with. Kinsey Millhone is nobody's fool; she's also sensitive, funny and very likable. Writing with a light, sure touch, Grafton has produced a fast-moving California story about quirky, believable people.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Exceptionally entertaining…an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire…P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator…are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes."--The Buffalo News

"Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found."--Los Angeles Herald Examiner

"Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye."--Library Journal

"Tough but compassionate…There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone."--Best Sellers

"A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner."--Newsweek

"Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone…The best detective fiction I have read in years."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Smart, tough, and thorough…Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure."--The Bloomsbury Review

"Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives…she's refreshingly free of gender clichés. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it."--Boston Herald

"What grandpa used to call a class act."--Stanley Ellin

"Smart, sexual, likeable, and a very modern operator."--Dorothy Salisbury Davis

"Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor."--Kirkus Reviews
--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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3.0 out of 5 stars C is for Corpse Jan. 6 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Held my interest. Slow at the beginning but picked up by the middle. Nice relaxing read.would recommend to person who likes a light read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brooke June 22 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you read one you'll want to read the all serie. It's just a great mystery novel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brooke June 22 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you read one you'll want to read the all serie. It's just a great mystery novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poor Bobby! May 13 2004
Format:Audio Cassette
Of the "alphabet" series so far, C is for Corpse is one of the best. I read this book in one sititng! It starts out simply enough as a case to uncover the events leading up to a car accident that left young Bobby disfigured but ultimately leads to a muder investigation as Bobby is done in by his mystery assailant. I
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3.0 out of 5 stars subpar for Kinsey Aug. 12 2003
By erica
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A young man horribly wounded in a car crash begins Kinsey's third mystery, but they plot behind his accident is unusually thin. Instead, the book divides its attention between the mystery at hand and the romantic escapades of Kinsey and her landlord - which, while they are well-written and interesting, detract from the suspense and intricacy of unraveling a mystery. Still, the book is a good read for Kinsey fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Grafton Goody! June 16 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Kinsey meets Bobby Callahan at the local gym. She can see that he is struggling to come back to life after a car accident scarred him. He tells her a car forced his Porsche over the edge of a canyon, battering his body and muddling his memory. All he remembers is that someone, for some reason wants him to be dead.
Desperate for clues about his own past life and certain he is being stalked, he asks Kinsey to please protect him. Kinsey can't resist the brave kid-and neither can the killer. Three days later, Bobby is found dead. Kinsey never went back on a deal before; she'd been hired to find a killer. Now, with a struggle all the way, she intensely persues the person who killed Bobby.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great letter of the alphabet story March 14 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. I felt that this was one that tied up the loose ends of the story and giving an outcome for all of the pertinent characters. I was greatly intrigued and was guessing the whole time as to who the murderer really was. I would recommend this book highly. I feel that Sue Grafton has hit a home run with this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful and exciting Feb. 14 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is really good. In the book Bobby Callahan asks Kinsey Millhone, the heroine, who is a private investigator, to try and solve the mystery of who is trying to kill him, and subsequently responsible for sending his car of a bridge almost a year earlier. One of the results of the accident is that Bobby has almost no memory. This makes it hard for Kinsey because she doesn't have a starting point for her investigation. The stakes escalate when she realizes she is not only involved with investigating one murder, but three separate ones. There are enough twists to keep you interested but not so much that you loose the story. Grafton uses so much vivid detail in her story that you feel like you could actually walk into Bobby Callahan's living room. Kinsey has a "too-tough" attitude, which helps in dealing with people who are uncooperative, but she is also down to earth so she can get people to open up and talk to her.
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