Book Reviews of J is for Judgment (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 10)

J is for Judgment (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 10)
J is for Judgment - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 10
Author: Sue Grafton
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ISBN-13: 9780805019353
ISBN-10: 0805019359
Publication Date: 5/1993
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 134 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
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two cassettes...abridged. Read by Judy Kaye.
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Kinsey Millhone is a great character. Light reading at its best. I'm a man and have no trouble reading this lady detective stuff.
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Its' funny when you see somebody and think I know he/she.Than you call the name out and he/she doesnot respond.The story has twists and turns.Keeps you questioning things in life.
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For those following the Sue Grafton alphabet series featuring Kinsey Milhone, you'll not be disappointed
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Yet another great book by Sue Grafton. How she keeps coming up with such ideas to keep a person so interested is beyond me.
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This was a 3 cd book which resulted in a bit over 3 hours of listening.
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I found this installment to be a little boring. The mystery itself was really good and had a surprise ending - like all of the Alphabet books. The trouble was while investigating this disappearance, Kinsey also started looking for her long lost relatives and frankly I really don't give a hoot as to who her relatives are. IMO Kinsey's family has no baring on this story and therefore seemed to be just filler.
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I loved this one!
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Kinsey Millhone strikes again! Terrific!
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If you read this series you know how wonderful they are. Check out all her Alphabet stories!
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Another bestseller by Sue Grafton
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More from a good author.
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10th book in the series. A great read!
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Entertaining!
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Another dead man, and it changes her life in ways she doesn't anticipate...
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Ms. Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years--until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy--her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters, as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment....
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Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years--until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy--her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters, as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment.
This book draws us through a whole heap of usual twists and turns, but also draws us deeper into Kinsey's own past. We have slowly been learning about her strange past and why she has turned out as she has. Each novel usually reveals a few more scraps.I enjoyed the book and found it a good read
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Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years---until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy---her only legacy since Jaffe went overboared, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters as in crime, sometime it's better to reserve judgment....
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Featuring Kinsey Millhone, P.I., the star of the "alphabet novels".
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I have always greatly enjoyed the extremely popular Kinsey Milhone series. As Ms. Grafton has proceeded farther toward the end of the alphabet, some of the magic has worn off and a few of the books have become tedious, but not this one. I liked this story, both in written form and here on cassette.
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A good read & mystery.
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I've read the entire series. Grafton gets better with each book.
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Sue Grafton is a very good writer. You will need to start at the beginning to follow along.
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I really love the whole series of books
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This series is totally addicting!
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Thought I had read all the books in this series and then I discovered that I hadn't read this one! It's perhaps one of my very favorites of the Kinsey Millhone books.

Wendall Jaffe has been dead for five years, until his former insurance agent spots in a dusty resort bar. Kinsey Millhone goes on the trail to locate Wendall Jaffe and, in true Sue Grafton fashion, meets many interesting and dangerous characters in the process.
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Pretty good
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Enjoyable series. Light read.
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Another good read!
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J is the alphabet series- Kinsey has to find out if a man faked his death or not
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Another good Kinsey story!! The ending makes you wonder..
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Publisher's Weekly Review:

In her 10th alphabet adventure, Southern California PI Kinsey Milhone is working again for California Fidelity, navigating her way through a plot-driven tale that will remind readers of her earliest appearances, despite Grafton's deft introduction of new material.

Shady financier Wendell Jaffe has recently been decreed dead, five years after his real estate empire collapsed and he disappeared from his beloved 35-foot ketch off the coast, an apparent suicide. California Fidelity has just paid his widow $500,000. But then Jaffe is spotted in Mexico with another woman.

Kinsey's investigation lands her in some tough spots (such as a drunken stranger's hotel room where she pretends to be a hooker), gets her shot at and leads to a dramatic resolution at sea.

It also introduces her to a genealogist who requires Kinsey to revise her notion of herself as an orphan alone in the world. While maintaining full control of her plot's variously colored threads, many of which are tied to Jaffe's family (his 18-year-old son is on the lam from a murder charge), Grafton cameos such familiar characters as Kinsey's octogenarian landlord Henry, his older brother William, and Rose, the neighborhood bar owner. But the spotlight remains on Kinsey who, without a love interest to distract her, sticks to the case at hand and tries, with limited success, to assimilate the existence of a not too distant family, whom readers will likely learn more of in "K."
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"J" is for Jaffe: Wendell Jaffe, dead these past five years. Or so it seemed until his former insurance agent spotted him in the bar of a dusty little resort halfway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz.

Five years ago, when Jaffe's thirty five foot Fuji Ketch was found drifting off the Baja coast, it seemed a sure thing he'd gone overboard. The note he left behind admitted he was flat broke, his business bankrupt, his real estate gambit nothing but a huge Ponzi scheme about to collapse, with criminal indictment certain to follow. When the authorities soon after descended on his banks and his books, there was nothing left: Jaffe had stripped the lot.
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As always, Kinsey Milhone is great.
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Sue Grafton's alphabet books are the best. Love reading them all.
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Good book. Am enjoying this series a lot. All though I wish the author was not so graphic about the scenes and towns
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"Ms. Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years--until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy--her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters, as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment....
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A Kinsey Millhone mystery. Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years - until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy - her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudo-cide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment.
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Another good one! I really enjoyed this. Please note that the cover differs from the one shown.
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"Once again, the finest practitioner of the 'female sleuth' genre is in great form.....As snappy and moving as all the Graftons." -- COSMOPOLITAN
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Wendell jaffe has been dead for five years--- until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now Califorina Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy---her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters as in crime sometimes its beeter to reserve judgement...
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My cover on this book has a sail boat instead of the J. Other than that it's the same.
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Another Kinsey Millhone mystery, about a dead man who's been spotted alive. Kinsey is hired to track down the supposedly dead man.