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Publisher's Summary

It started with the murder of Kinsey Millhone's sometime drinking buddy, an insurance claims adjuster. But before long Kinsey stumbles onto a massive insurance scam. Going undercover as a wisecracking vamp, Millhone descends into the Los Angeles nether world of machismo and gang hideouts. Her companion, terrified at having crossed the violent crook Raymond Maldonado, is Bibianna Diaz, no Girl Scout herself.
Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
©1991 Sue Grafton (P)1994 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"The eighth in Grafton's best-selling 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 Angeles Times)

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Abrupt Ending!

This book ends so fast that it truly lacks finality. You're listening along and within seconds the whole thing is wrapped up and the listener is left feeling rather empty. You don't really sympathize with any of the characters, especially Kinsey. Also, the sound editing is so choppy that it's hard to pay attention to the dialog. Not Grafton's best.

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Sue Grafton can do no wrong!

This is it now, I am all caught up with the series - obviously all read out of order since this is “H” and the series is up to “W”.

I adore the Kinsey Milhone character so much; I am going to miss not having her around on a regular basis! I’m going from 23 instalments in 6 years, to a new instalment every 2 years.

Will be sad to reach the end.

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Not much mystery

This is more of a thriller than a mystery. There's a bit of a surprise at the end, but not much. Everyone knows who-dun-it about a quarter of the way in. Even the action to catch the guy is just stuff that happens, rather than a plan. I enjoyed it some, but not as much as others in this series.

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I liked the story but it had a little canned feel

There was a bit of TV format to the book. It was a good storyline and was performed well. The undercover work had more substance than usual. All in all not a waste of time.

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Well This Is Different

Undercover work isn't easy. Kinsey does it with style. And as usual uses logic to get the bad guy.

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Story line not to my taste

Love this narrator’s scope Enjoy this authors series, quirky, well-researched, most story lines interesting This particular story was not appealing to me, and i found it too crude, unpleasant

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Very Well Read, Nice Writing Style, Average Story

The writing style of Sue Grafton is really fun. The narration is very good. The narrator has a real knack for intonation and for comedic timing when appropriate. The weak point of the work is the story itself which is just OK. There are parts of the story that seem very unlikely. Speaking for myself, I am a Sue Grafton fan and just enjoy her style and to me that makes up for the mediocre story. I am reading all of her novels in order. However, read in a vacuum, this is just an OK story. Thank You...

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I am never disappointed!

I love this series. It is such a nice easy read. I listen to these or read them while camping, doing housework or driving.

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Good story

Mary Peiffer was a little more tolerable in this story. Her voice is so dispassionate that it’s hard to get involved with the character. The story is good and worth a listen.

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H is for Homicide

This is one of the best stories in the series so far. I enjoy these so much because of all the different story lines.