I liked the book except the ending left you hanging. I felt Sue got bored with it and decided to just cut off the book. I'm getting used to Judy Kay's reading of the books. I do Miss Mary Pfeiffer ' s Kinsey. Even though I'm a little disappointed with the book its' still a good read.
Boy, am I glad I ignored all the bad reviews for "P", and followed through with the series. It was still perfectly Kinsey, but an intriguing ending that we must figure out for ourselves, even though it is obvious what happened. It is a nod to noir and even the initial audio tunes at the beginning let you know. Judy Kaye delivers in the perfect Kinsey tone and I laughed pretty hard at a particular scene Kinsey witnesses while hidden under an office desk.
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I don’t need to finish reading P is for Peril before I review it (I’m 30% in at this point) because I already know what I’m going to think; I’ll enjoy it.
I like the series, and presumably you do to if you’ve made it up to “P”. I doubt you’re starting the series here, but perhaps you are – I am reading them all out of sequence too – I’ve read: K, S, A, T, C, Q, U, L, N, V, M, R, J, I and now P. I just read a bunch of bad books in a row and I didn’t want to take a chance on another lousy read, so I reached for something I knew I’d like - another adventure in the life of Kinsey Millhone.
Quoting myself from a previous review: “Picking up a story is like tuning into a TV show. You know the people, the setting, the premise, the relationships… and when you start a new book: it’s a new adventure. The stories can be read on their own, you don’t have to read them in order. Sure there are parts of Kinsey’s story that run through from one book to the next, but there is just enough exposition to catch you up if you missed part of her evolution, yet not so much that you’d be bored if you already know just where she is in her life”.
This is the first time however I notice just how much filler is in the books. “Then I went here and I did that and I thought this. Then I saw that and went over there and decided this. Then when I was done with that, I decided to go over there do more of the other thing”. It’s not annoying because I like the writing and series and I’m reading the book with the express purpose of delving back into Kinsey’s life for a few days – but it occurs to me that this might turn a lot of people off.
I felt this way when reading Drums of Autumn (Outlander 4). I said that a better title for that book should have been “The Claire and Jamie Show” and that “only bona fide C&J fans could truly love and appreciate it”
I think it’s true for the Kinsey Millhone series too… good thing I am a bona fide fan!
Also, have you seen the new cop-show “Motive”? The main character Angie Flynn reminds me of Kinsey Millhone, what do you think?
Kinsey is such and endearing character...she simply can't do wrong! Throughout the series, she's become a part of you as a reader and you'd follow her anywhere.
Edge of my seat? Maybe sometimes but while I was never scared out of my wits I was always entertained!
Kinsey strikes again.
I'd like to add that Judy Kaye is HANDS DOWN the best representative of the character and personality of Kinsey Millhone. If there was EVER a living breathing Kinsey, Judy channels her perfectly!
I'm a big fan of Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries -- especially the later ones narrated by Judy Kaye. Sometimes they're just fun to listen to even if the story doesn't hang together in a credible way. This one works on all levels: a good suspenseful story, a nice assortment of red herrings, and a conclusion that makes the whole thing worth listening to.
The story is interesting, I didn't solve it immediately.
Too much description. Felt like it was written to make it easy to cast for a movie. Character description is great, but the weather report, hair style and color, clothes, room descriptions etc. were a bit over done.
As above, a movie or TV show seem to be the author's aim.
No real memorable moments. Classic Sue Grafton.