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C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton

Title: C Is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone Series #3), Author: Sue GraftonC is for Corpse. Finished 4-6-16, rating 3.5/5, mystery, 212 pages, pub. 1986

Kinsey Millhone series (A) (B)

When I linked my reviews of the first two books of the series I realize that I’m reading these books 2 years apart.  If I continue at this speed I’ll finish up with Z when I’m 90.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that 🙂

How do you go about solving an attempted murder when the victim has lost a good part of his memory? It’s one of Kinsey’s toughest cases yet, but she never backs down from a challenge. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The crash left Bobby with a clouded memory. But he can’t shake the feeling it was no random accident and that he’s still in danger…

The only clues Kinsey has to go on are a little red address book and the name “Blackman.” Bobby can’t remember who he gave the address book to for safekeeping. And any chances of Bobby regaining his memory are dashed when he’s killed in another automobile accident just three days after he hires Kinsey.

As Kinsey digs deeper into her investigation, she discovers Bobby had a secret worth killing for–and unearthing that secret could send Kinsey to her own early death…

I like Kinsey. She’s tough and independent, but also caring and protective.  She developed a soft spot for Bobby in the few days they knew each other and she was going to finish the job even if it killed her (not a big spoiler to note that this series is currently on X so don’t worry about Kinsey too much).  Not only was she welcomed into Bobby’s very wealthy family, but she became a should to lean on for his mother.

Kinsey also showed how much she liked her landlord and friend, Henry, by smelling a sweet-talking, cunning, money-grubbing charmer in Lila.  Lila was up to know good and Henry was falling for it hook, line and sinker.  And this gave her a reason to contact an old crush, Jonah, to get some information.  Jonah was back with his wife, but the embers still burned between he and Kinsey.

This is a fun series.  I like Kinsey, the short length of the books, and the well-woven mysteries.  Maybe I’ll even pick up the pace and read D before 2018 🙂

 

 

 

April 19, 2016 - Posted by | 3 1/2 Star Books | ,

11 Comments »

  1. Alas, it’s too late for me to start. This is just one of those series that I can’t get motivated to get into.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | April 19, 2016 | Reply

    • There are too many good ones to choose from!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 19, 2016 | Reply

  2. I love Kinsey and this series. It’s been so long since I read this one, though, I don’t remember too much about it.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | April 19, 2016 | Reply

    • I think they are fairly forgettable – but fun!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 19, 2016 | Reply

  3. I have always wanted to start this series…maybe I will…

    Comment by pinkim95 | April 19, 2016 | Reply

    • Think because they are short they really work!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 19, 2016 | Reply

  4. I know I read a good portion of this series (all that were out at the time?) in high school or college, but I can’t remember where I left off (nor anything about them), so I’m planning to just start the whole thing over. I do remember quite enjoying them, though.

    Comment by Word Lily | April 19, 2016 | Reply

  5. I’ve heard this is a good mystery series. Glad you are enjoying them!

    Comment by hmsgofita | April 19, 2016 | Reply

  6. I am glad you are enjoying the series, Stacy! It’s still one of my favorites. 🙂

    Comment by Literary Feline | April 20, 2016 | Reply

  7. […] Book 4 of the Kinsey Millhone series (1-A is for Alibi, 2-B is for Burglar, 3- C is for Corpse) […]

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  8. […] C is For Corpse and D is for Deadbeat – Sue Grafton. I’m late to this series but plan on catching up eventually🙂 […]

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