Three Complete Novels: "G" Is for Gumshoe, "H" Is for Homicide, and "I" Is for Innocent

by Sue Grafton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0517221047 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mercmeist of Bossier City, Louisiana USA on 11/8/2004
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by mercmeist from Bossier City, Louisiana USA on Monday, November 08, 2004
more fun with kinsey milhone...not art but definitely entertaining

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.

Due to popular demand (and oh so many books! For some reason I'm addicted to books and my shelves are over flowing...pretty soon I'll have to move the husband out of my bedroom and onto the couch...HeHe!) I am sharing this wonderful series with others ......

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Here is the order:

1.Cherie Pie (MA) wants:GHI R5/31/05
2.Clawdette (LA) wants:GHI
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Home to BunnyLady (to share with Red Rose)


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 book A-B-C within the next week or so and read the rest as I can. (So I'll probably be sending them one at a time unless the next participant feels otherwise.)

Journal Entry 4 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
I'm going to journal this one in the same way I did the previous 2 omnibus editions. Since I'm not reading all 3 books at the same time, I'll review each as I read it, and then just update this journal entry after each one.

For the record, I wanted to note that this book arrived without the paper dust cover (or whatever the outside paper cover on a hardcover is called) and with the binding barely attached by only a few remaining strips of paper securing it to the back cover. With my reading, those remaining strips holding it together eventually weakened and the outside cover and binding are now completely unattached from the pages of the book.

G is for Gumshoe
finished Feb 19, 2006
I enjoyed this one. I'm not sure if it's because I've put these books aside for a few months or because the author is growing into Kinsey's character, but I'm beginning to see Kinsey as more of a person now. Sure, she's still a harda$$, but she's no longer so one-dimensional and is now showing us her softer, more vulnerable side too.

It's Cinqo-de-Mayo, and Kinsey's 33rd birthday. Her converted garage apartment has just been finished, after months of living with her landlord, her friends throw her a surprise party down at Rosie's place, and to top it all off, she's just been told that someone's been hired to kill her! Now she's got a hunk of a bodyguard guarding her body. ;) Of course, she's also trying to solve a puzzling case for a client while being pursued by this hitman who, believe it or not, sees nothing wrong with bringing his young son on hits with him! I found this one hard to put down.

Rating: 8 stars

H is for Homicide
finished May 10, 2006
I really enjoyed this one too. I think it's because Kinsey is showing us even more of her personal side.

In order to solve a case of insurance fraud, Kinsey befriends Bibianna Diaz, under the guise of "just another gal in the neighborhood". After following her to a local night club, a showdown ensues between two other people also on Bibianna's tail, who attempt to abduct her and bring her back to LA to her former fiance, Raymond Maldonado. Kinsey, now known to Bibianna as Hannah Moore, and Jimmy Tate, Bibianna's new husband, an old friend of Kinsey's, and former cop gone bad, are there when all this goes down, and Tate ends up shooting out the driver as they try to get away, who turns out to be Raymond's brother Chago.

To help cement their friendship and hopefully get closer to the information she needs, Kinsey maintains her fake identity when the police show up, and sides with Bibianna while they end up spending the night in jail together. While there, Kinsey is approached by Lt. Dolan from the Santa Teresa P.D., who asks her to go undercover for them to help them get to Raymond Maldonado. As it turns out, Bibianna's attempt to defraud is small potatoes in comparison to the huge fraud ring that Raymond is running.

The story progresses as Raymond is there to meet Bibianna when her and Kinsey are released from jail. But Bibianna is scared shitless of Raymond and insists that Kinsey not leave her. So now Kinsey is "in", and the story that ensues is full of grinding action and hard to put down.

Rating: 8 stars

I is for Innocent
finished May 15, 2006
I found this story a bit of a disappointment after the previous two, because Kinsey was back to her previous detached and impersonal demeanor.

Kinsey has been assigned a case previously started by longtime friend and mentor, Morley Shrine, who dropped dead on Sunday after dinner. She's asked to collect the required evidence, and serve subpoenas, for a wrongful death civil trial attempting to prove the guilt of David Barney, a man previously aquitted of the 6 year old murder of his ex-wife. But was Morley's death really the result of his sloppy lifestyle and bad heart? Or was he getting a little too close to the truth?

Rating: 6 stars


UPDATE 19-MAY-2006:
Mailed to clawdette on 19-May-2006 via Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation # 9102010521297311822385.

Journal Entry 5 by clawdette from Houma, Louisiana USA on Friday, May 26, 2006
recieved today as part of a bookring...just to let everyone know...I received this with the cover torn away from the spine...i plan to start reading this tonight

Journal Entry 6 by clawdette from Houma, Louisiana USA on Monday, July 03, 2006
Finished the last book last night...as usual, they were all great reads! Returning to BunnyLady at the end of the week unless told to do otherwise.

Journal Entry 7 by clawdette from Houma, Louisiana USA on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
sorry, i am just now returning to Bunny Lady today

Journal Entry 8 by BunnyLady from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin USA on Monday, July 17, 2006
Returned home from vacation to a big stack of media mail! WOOHOO!!!
Thanks for returning will be passing along to my Mom to read or if she has these 3 (which happened with the last book) I will release somewhere.

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