"H" Is for Homicide

"H" Is for Homicide

Book - 1991 | 1st ed.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's PI Kinsey Millhone tackles insurance fraud in her latest outing--and finds that she'll have to commit some deceit of her own to catch a cold-blooded killer...

H IS FOR HUSTLER...

When PI Kinsey Millhone's good friend and colleague Parnell Perkins is found murdered in the parking lot behind California Fidelity Insurance, she can't believe he had any enemies. The only clue that raises a red flag for Kinsey is one of Parnell's files on a Bibianna Diaz, who appears to have made a lucrative career out of scamming insurance companies with phony claims...

H IS FOR HAZARDOUS...

Taking an alias, Kinsey goes undercover to befriend Bibianna, hoping she'll get close enough to catch the con artist at her own game. But Kinsey never dreams that hanging out with Bibianna will get them both thrown in jail. And when they're released, Bibianna's very jealous, very dangerous ex-fiancé Raymond Maldonado is waiting for them.

H IS FOR HOMICIDE

Kinsey soon discovers the short-tempered thug is the kingpin behind Bibianna's and countless other phony insurance claims. But was Raymond also responsible for Parnell's death? All Kinsey knows is that she'll have to think quick to nab one of the most treacherous criminals she's come face to face with--and keep herself alive...

"A" Is for Alibi
"B" Is for Burglar
"C" Is for Corpse
"D" Is for Deadbeat
"E" Is for Evidence
"F" Is for Fugitive
"G" Is for Gumshoe
"H" Is for Homicide
"I" Is for Innocent
"J" Is for Judgment
"K" Is for Killer
"L" is for Lawless
"M" Is for Malice
"N" Is for Noose
"O" Is for Outlaw
"P" Is for Peril
"Q" Is for Quarry
"R" Is for Ricochet
"S" Is for Silence
"T" Is for Trespass
"U" Is for Undertow
"V" Is for Vengeance
"W" Is for Wasted
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Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c1991.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781250029645
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 24 cm.

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rainbow2222
Jul 04, 2019

This was my absolute favorite. The way she describes the underworld Latino culture in LA is priceless and totally hilarious. Sue Grafton is always entertaining!

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PolyWogg
Feb 23, 2019

BOTTOM-LINE:
H should be for huckster.
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
Kinsey has her hands full with a dead claims adjuster, a scam artist on the run from a dangerous ex, and an efficiency expert at the insurance company.
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WHAT I LIKED:
Kinsey goes undercover with the scam artist and her ex, with support from Dolan, and she really throws herself into the role. She shows up as the scam artist's friend, and hangs out while the relationship with the crazy ex deteriorates even further.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
The crazy ex is indeed crazy, but the ridiculous explanation for a lot of his behaviour is that he has Tourette's. Not exactly a deep plot device nor very accurate portrayal.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

teddypawz Apr 19, 2013

This ("H") is my least favorite of Sue Grafton's novels. My favorite would have to be "G" is for Gumshoe.

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RichardPaul
Jul 24, 2011

"H" Is for Homicide ---- by Sue Grafton c - 1991 ---- An OK story ---- Enjoy ---- RichardPaul

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