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H Is for Homicide (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries) (utgåvan 1992)

av Sue Grafton

Serier: Kinsey Millhone (8)

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Fiction. Mystery. HTML:"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 Angel
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Titel:H Is for Homicide (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries)
Författare:Sue Grafton
Info:Fawcett (1992), Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
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Good read with twist at end ( )
  enetikovt | Jun 6, 2023 |
There's no mystery this time, though the novel starts with a murder. The killer is identified fairly early. That's not the story. Kinsey is asked to go undercover to help crack a car accident fraud ring. That plan goes awry pretty quickly and most of the story is about her time trapped with the gang. The theme is tension. The trick in the writing is to keep Kinsey as an active and competent protagonist in a story where she's mostly a prisoner. Grafton does a decent job at that balance.

Fine for Grafton fans, if you're OK with none of the usual background characters, and no mystery to solve. ( )
  ChrisRiesbeck | Feb 23, 2023 |
I love Kinsey Millhone. But she's not everyone's cup of tea. I started reading the Alphabet series a few years ago - I think at the time it was up to O is for Outlaw. The idea of a mystery series each title beginning with a new letter amused me. I don't know why. I don't think it's particularly original. At least - I've seen a few others since. At the time though it was new to me and it just struck me as perfect. I flew through the series. Kinsey is riveting. She's brash and harsh and charming. She's fierce and flawed. She gets scared. She holds her own. She pushes herself to run often and tackles cases without judgement and with an open mind. Rosie and Henry are brilliant and I love the little family she builds around her.

But Kinsey Millhone isn't Jack Reacher - her speed is more Tracy Crosswhite. [book:My Sister's Grave|22341263] Her cases aren't full of action and high speed chases - they're slowly nitpicking away until something clicks into place. She writes down all her thoughts and places her facts and ideas on 3x5 index cards - which she often shuffles and rearranges to help her solve her case. And I love it. Kinsey Millhone is great - but she's not for everyone.

For some reason I've seen reviewers compare this to Stephanie Plum - I don't know why - this is absolutely NOTHING like that. Stephanie Plum is a very different character and an extremely different type of book. That's more fluff. Kinsey Millhone is more procedural mysteries. And this series isn't current - it was first published in the 80's - there's not really technology. Messages were relayed by calling the landlines. Paper files were still the main form of storage. Not everyone will enjoy reading this. But if you like your mysteries to be more like procedurals with a determined and fierce character - Kinsey Millhone is for you.



This was super intense. It started off slow and snowballed. I just finished and I'm full of adrenaline. The ending was fantastic, although I would've loved to hear/see more about Jimmy Tate - was he undercover afterall? - and the fallout with Bibianna learning Hannah is Kinsey and the rest. I loved the mystery in this one and Kinsey's foray into undercover work. And man - could you get any more if anything can go wrong it will go wrong? She's so fkd in this one. Every time she blinked the cops/bad guys/someone fkd up and she was left improvising. And I would've liked Gordon Titus (the insurance efficiency overseer) to have been fired instead of Kinsey. I mean, I'm sure Kinsey will land on her feet but it would've been nice to see someone else get screwed.



4.5 stars, rounded up to 5. ( )
  funstm | Jan 28, 2023 |
Kinsey Millhone investigates insurance fraud cases for California Fidelity. Finding her suspect she spends time trying to build trust but gets involved in a murder and is arrested. Los Angeles Police Lt. Dolan knows Milhone and informs her that her suspect is just one small cog in a mid-size network of auto insurance fraudsters. Milhone is asked to go undercover to identify more of those involved, and learn who coordinates daily operations and how.

At great risk she agrees, spending days living as a hostage in the barrio with some violent and twisted men and women. She needs to lie on the spot, show attitude or respect when appropriate. But when she helps her suspect escape her abusive boyfriend, he grabs Milhone and takes her on a high-speed chase that ends at a hospital.

I found H is for Homicide to be mediocre. The best part was how well and how long Milhone created and maintained a fake identity and persona.
  Bookish59 | Nov 28, 2022 |
Thoroughly enjoyed the massive change of pace, in this instalment of SG’s alphabet series. KM is left no time to pine for the sexy C&W loving P.I. from the last instalment, when she is plunged into an intense situation, in which she handles herself with aplomb. With her chief companion we see another tender portrait of a character who hasn’t had an easy ride, which I appreciated. ( )
  Vividrogers | Dec 20, 2020 |
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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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Fiction. Mystery. HTML:"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 Angel

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