Sue Grafton: Three Complete Novels: 'D' Is for Deadbeat, 'E' Is for Evidence, 'F' Is for Fugitive

by Sue Grafton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0517162717 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mercmeist of Bossier City, Louisiana USA on 10/23/2004
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by mercmeist from Bossier City, Louisiana USA on Saturday, October 23, 2004
books 3...4...and 5 in the kinsey milhone series...
entertaining private eye stuff...
sue grafton has written a great character!

Journal Entry 2 by BunnyLady from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin USA on Monday, November 15, 2004
Rec'd in todays mail from Mercmeist. Been getting a lot of front door delivery (I live in the country so thats unusual-usually have to walk to the end of the driveway to get my mail) of my mail lately with all these wonderful RABCK's and book boxes/rays I've signed up for.....wonder what he thinks...! He He. Thanks so much Mercmeist.

Finished D is for Deadbeat Dec. 30, 2004

Finished E is for Evidence Jan 7, 2005

Finished F is for Fugitive Feb. 2, 2005

Onward this book goes to my Mom (Red Rose) It'll no doubt be returned back to me when she's through so until then....happy reading to all. NOPE!!! I take that back its going to turn into a ring so others can enjoy first!

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Journal Entry 3 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Received today in a big box o' books from BunnyLady. Since this series has other interested readers, I plan to start the series with the A-B-C book within the next week or so. I may have to intersperse the other books in this series between other books I'm reading, but I figure that'll work out best in the long run for the other participants anyway.

Journal Entry 4 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I'm going to journal this one in the same way I did A-B-C. I'm not reading all 3 books together, so I'll review each after I read it, updating this journal entry as I go.

D is for Deadbeat
finished Aug 16, 2005
There were some things I liked better about this one and some things I didn't like as much. For starters, like I mentioned for the B book, I noticed Grafton getting a bit too overly detailed sometimes about things I really didn't care too much about. Like spending 2 pages to detail the layout of an attic??! I found my mind wandering and had to go back and reread these sections to make sure I didn't miss anything important... which I didn't, but still, by the 3rd or 4th time I ran into this, I was groaning inwardly.

Beyond that, the story itself was good, and as in previous stories, the ending was a surprise. I also like that Kinsey's character is beginning to show a few more female characteristics, and I like that she finally gave in to some of her temptations with regards to Jonah. I'm hoping she continues in this direction in later books.

Rating: 6 stars

E is for Evidence
finished Sep 29, 2005
I liked this one best of the 5 I've read thus far. The extra detail didn't seem to go on as long any more, often just enough to give you a clear picture in your mind instead of cause your mind to wander. The mystery kept me in thrall until the very end, when it all came together in a surprise ending. Kinsey is still a workaholic, but has begun to reevaluate her life and actually thinks about things other than work and her caseload now. :)

At the beginning, I thought it would bother me that Kinsey was framed to look as if she was on the take, because usually when this happens in a story, all the other characters operate under the false assumption that she's guilty, automatically believing the frame without taking into account that she wouldn't do this, and in the long run it really screws with everything else in the story. It's really a pet peeve of mine... Instead, Kinsey and most of the other primary characters worked to find out what was really going on and who had set her up, which led to a much deeper and intricate plot to be uncovered.

Rating: 8 stars

F is for Fugitive
finished Oct 31, 2005
Another intriguing read... not quite as good as E is for Evidence but still, in general I have to say this series is getting better as it goes along.

Throughout the story, you're made to feel that any one of the characters could be the guilty party, responsible for all the murders and setups taking place in the small little beach-side community of Floral Beach, CA. So though not quite a slap-in-the-face surprise ending like E is for Evidence the way everything ties together in the end is surprising nonethelss.

Rating: 7 stars


I'd like to thank BunnyLady for sharing these books, and though these 3 compilation books plus 3 other rings were sent to me all at once at the end of May, allowing me to space them out between my other rings and rays and pass them along in a suitable timeframe to the participants after me.

I messaged Clawdette the other day and will wait to hear back from her before putting this in the mail.

Happy Halloween!

UPDATE 14-NOV-2005: Mailed to Clawdette on 15-Nov-2005 via Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation # 9102010521297981124796.

Journal Entry 5 by clawdette from Houma, Louisiana USA on Monday, November 28, 2005
received today..will journal when read

Journal Entry 6 by clawdette from Houma, Louisiana USA on Sunday, May 07, 2006
3 great novels.....returned to bunnylady last week since I could not find a reader on the list who wanted is

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