E Is for Evidence

E Is for Evidence

Large Print - 1990
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Being a twice-divorced, happily independent loner has worked like a charm for P.I. Kinsey Millhone-- until holiday weekends like this one roll around. What she needs is a little diversion to ward off the blues. She gets her much-needed distraction with a case that places her career on the line. And if that isn't enough to keep her busy, her ex-husband, who walked out on her eight years ago, pops back on the radar... It all begins with a $5,000 deposit made into Kinsey's bank account. Problem is she's not the one who deposited the money. But when she's accused of being on the take in an industrial arson case, Kinsey realizes someone is framing her... Now Kinsey's working for herself. But with new evidence-- and corpses-- surfacing around her, she's going to have to act quickly to clear her name before she loses her career, her reputation-- and quite possibly her life...
Publisher: Leicester, [England] : Ulverscroft, 1990, c1988
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780816147151
0816147159
9780708923047
0708923046
Branch Call Number: GRAFTON
Characteristics: 370 p

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Sarah1984
Nov 28, 2014

Kinsey is so easy to read. Compared to my last book, which was very well enjoyed and earned the same number of stars, I read it in half the time. E is for Evidence is about insurance fraud, starting with a fire at a commercial building. To begin with there is no murder, not for about half the book, which surprised me as A through D have involved Kinsey investigating a missing person who turns out to be murdered or just a murdered person who needs to be investigated. We do, eventually, get a murder (and quite a gruesome one at that), and then a second and an attempted third (no prizes for guessing who the attempted one is, if you're a fan of the books), but it takes till about halfway through the book (I was starting to think this would be a murderless Kinsey book) before we get there.

I sympathise with Kinsey and her belief that it's better, and often more enjoyable, to be alone. In fact, I'd probably suffer even less (read: not at all) from loneliness if I was in her position. I also understand some of her more brutal comments and don't think they make her a bitch, as some of the other reviewers have called her. She's just thinking what a lot of people think (myself included). You see a person and think "God, what's wrong with that man/woman? Why the hell did he/she think it was appropriate to leave the house dressed like that?" I would never say anything, and I don't stare (because I know how soul destroying it can be when dogs and small children stare at you like you've got the plague), but I do wonder if they were completely confident in the way they looked when they left the house that morning (I rarely am, so if anyone was wondering the answer from me would be "No", which is why I only leave the house when I have to).

Kinsey isn't taxing reading, but she'd be perfect to make into a marathon while you were on holiday. Nothing overly upsetting, no strange or difficult language, and a generally likeable heroine - what more could you want from a book as you float down the Rhone on a late Autumn's afternoon? I just wish I had F is for whatever ready to go, not that I don't have plenty of other books with me, I just feel like reading more Kinsey.

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Ubalstecha
Aug 11, 2011

As part of my great Kinsey Milhone re-read I recently finished E is for Evidence. Author Grafton is not afraid to develop her main character. This novel finds Kinsey's ex-husband showing up and we get to see our protagonist relive the pain of her break-up while figuring out who is framing her. Very gripping page turner.

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Spillie
Jun 23, 2010

Another enjoyable episode in the life of Kinsey Millhone. One learns a bit more more of her background in this story.

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Auxesia
Apr 29, 2010

After reading "L is for Lawless" I wasn't too eager to start this one. I must say this one seemed to flow better. I'll def pick up another Sue Grafton book. Maybe I'll read them all ... who knows!

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