G is for Gumshoe One of the sassiest most appealing of the recent spate of female gunshoes G is for glorious galloping read and I can t wait for H Louise Bernikow CosmopolitanGood and bad things seem to be coming

  • Title: G is for Gumshoe
  • Author: Sue Grafton
  • ISBN: 9780449000625
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the sassiest, most appealing of the recent spate of female gunshoes G is for glorious, galloping read, and I can t wait for H Louise Bernikow, CosmopolitanGood and bad things seem to be coming in threes for Kinsey Millhone on her thirty third birthday she moves back into her renovated apartment, gets hired to find an elderly lady supposedly living in One of the sassiest, most appealing of the recent spate of female gunshoes G is for glorious, galloping read, and I can t wait for H Louise Bernikow, CosmopolitanGood and bad things seem to be coming in threes for Kinsey Millhone on her thirty third birthday she moves back into her renovated apartment, gets hired to find an elderly lady supposedly living in the Mojave Desert by herself, and makes the top of ex con Tyrone Patty s hit list It s the last that convinces Kinsey even she can t handle whoever s been hired to whack her, and she gets herself a bodyguard Robert Dietz, a Porsche driving P.I who takes guarding Kinsey s body very seriously With Dietz watching her for the merest sign of her usual recklessness, Kinsey plunges into her case And before it s over, she ll unearth the gruesome truth about a long buried betrayal and, in the process, come fact to face with her own mortality Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton s well stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision Grafton excels in this milieu Newsweek The story is complex the body count high the sexual encounters feverish and the villains chilling in another can t put it down outing for this talented author Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Paperback edition.

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    1. Book Review3.5 of 5 stars for G is for Gumshoe, the 7th installment in the "Kinsey Millhone" mystery series, written in 1990 by Sue Grafton. Another good book in the series, this one offers an opportunity for Kinsey to partner with someone else -- this time to save her own life. Kinsey's just turned 33 and has a few big things going on in her life, one of which is a criminal king pin after her for some recent actions. When Kinsey realizes her life is in danger, she hires a bodyguard, but he is w [...]

    2. G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton is a 1997, (originally published in 1990), Ballantine Books publication. In January of this year, (2016), I vowed to get caught all the way up on this series by the end of the year. Naturally, I got side tracked, but I’m still determined to achieve my goal. So, here are my thoughts on the seventh installment of this popular and long-running series. Kinsey is hired by a frail, sickly women to check on her mother because she has not heard from her in a while. Soun [...]

    3. And now, here is a quick reviewBefore this book gets overdue.(I'm a poet and I DO know it, thank you very much.)Five fun things this particular Kinsey Millhone mystery has to offer:1. A fun, funny, believable strong female main character who refuses to buy into conventional ideas of femininity.If I were asked to rate my looks on a scale of one to ten, I wouldn't.2. Reasonably obscure Brontë references -- perfect for that Victorian-lit nerd in your life! (Can't say more or I'll give away major p [...]

    4. G IS FOR GUMSHOE is the seventh book in the Kinsey Millhone series and it’s possibly my favorite one yet. I’ve enjoyed all the books so far in this series but there’s something about this book that just gripped me from the very first page.First of all, Kinsey continues to elate me. I love that she isn’t too fussed about a lot of things. She’s a straight-laced girl who doesn’t moan over dumb things. Her practicality makes her very endearing to me and it makes for great pacing in the b [...]

    5. G is for Giant Decrease in I.Q.Kinsey, what happened? I used to be able to count on you for being one of the few sleuths who didn't make me pull my hair out in exasperation. Reading this book, however, practically gave me a bald spot as you careened from one blatantly bad decision to the next.I still care about you and plan to read future installments, but I think we need to take a break for a while. It's not me - it's you.

    6. I really loved this one. Kinsey is excited. She moves back into her newly renovated apartment that sounds fabulous. She just celebrated her birthday with friends. She's realizing Jonah is not what she wants. And she is then told she and several others are on a hit list. Kinsey trying to investigate a missing woman realizes she can't investigate and watch her back at the same time. She hires Robert Dietz, a private investigator she hired on an earlier case in A is for Alibi. This was great. Besid [...]

    7. Minus a star because I could really do without the peep into Kinsey's sexual adventures. I think the books stand on their own without this facet, and I love to recommend them to friends, but I don't like to recommend books where the characters are cavorting between the sheets. Call me a prude, but I'd rather just read a good, old-fashioned mystery story. Isn't there enough gratuitous sex on TV? Romping aside, Grafton has once again given us a great whodunnit, with her usual crack-me-up, dry witt [...]

    8. I first read this book in the 90s, but chose to re-read it because it was one of my favorites in the alphabet series. I know that Grafton was greatly influenced by Ross MacDonald, and this book is clearly an homage to MacDonald in many ways. I love both authors, and I found the dual mysteries in this one to be equally compelling and suspenseful throughout. Robert Dietz is one of Grafton's best characters, and I was glad to have the chance to revisit this novel.

    9. I have wanted to read this series for ages . . . and how that I've started I can't stop! I intended to read a couple of them and then break away for other books and then return to the Alphabet mysteries later on. Nothing doing . . . I am reading them nonstop (and mixing other books simultaneously ). All the while reading the next Letter of the alphabet and never taking a break from Sue Grafton's fun. :)

    10. At the beginning of May, PI Kinsey Millhone is hired by a woman named Irene to track down her mother. The two usually talk one a month, but it’s been several months since they last talked. Before Kinsey can head out to the Salton Sea area, she gets words that a dangerous criminal is vowing revenge on the people who put him away, and one of those people is Kinsey. She does take the threat seriously. Should she? Will it complicate her search for the missing woman?I was hoping with two parallel p [...]

    11. G is for Gumshoe, not a bad book. Starting of with a hit on Kinsey's life to actually finding out who was the hit man, hope we see more with the body guard.

    12. Just finished "G is for Gumshoe" today. I happen to like Kinsey Milhoune and don't mind that she is stuck in the '80s. Though I enjoyed the story, this isn't the best Kinsey mystery, and I never did figure out what a "Gumshoe" was.

    13. Kinsey Millhone turns 33, moves back into her apartment, takes a new case, and ends up on a hit list. The case seems simple enough, find the elderly mother of her client. The hit list proves to be problematic. While working on her case, Kinsey realizes she's can't handle being the target of a hired hit man, so she gets a bodyguard. The 7th Kinsey Millhone book in Grafton's alphabet series. Another fun Kinsey Millhone mystery. Of course, the simple case she took was not so simple, as to be expect [...]

    14. One of the main reasons I really enjoyed this book is watching Kinsey sense something about a case and not give up until she figures it all out. I also liked the incorporation of two separate storylines with moments of merging. Sue Grafton did an excellent job of incorporating the hitman story into the Agnes Grey story without either of them overwhelming the whole book. Both storylines are engaging and immediately grabbed my interest. I was anxiously waiting to see what came next and Grafton exc [...]

    15. This ended up one of my favorites in the alphabet series thus far. I spent an entire day reading, unable to tear myself away from it. I couldn't be satisfied until I made it to the end. SUPER suspenseful! I loved the addition of Dietz! I hoped he and Kinsey would get together. I had huge hopes for seeing him in future adventures. I liked Kinsey even more when they were together. Kinsey always seems so strange un-girlish. This was the first time I felt Kinsey gave in and admitted to her fears and [...]

    16. Gumshoe is an old slang term for detective or investigator. I had to google that word. Enjoyed this murder investigation, the characters and the boyfriend. Fast paced, one of the best in the series so far. Will the boyfriend return? Looking forward to the next book.

    17. I’ve read A-Y already, but I️ decided to start over this year and enjoy them again. This is my favorite one so far!

    18. I love Kinsey Millhone. She is one of my all-time favorite fictional characters. There is just something about her that cracks me up! From her one "all-purpose" dress, to cutting her own hair with nail clippers, to her completely sarcastic tone, I just love her. My favorite quote from this book is when she's talking about the Pacific Ocean and how it is full of "USTs (Unidentified Scary Things)"This book is one of my favorites. It's got quite a convoluted plot: A Hit Man, a Body Guard, a Missing [...]

    19. It never was clear why G is for Gumshoe. Maybe I have missed some sort of literary verbiage or crime speak? I found this book to be rather annoying. The story line was strange and Grafton tried to merge two rather large plots into one story. I'm not sure if it worked or not. With the success of her books overall people would say it worked but Grafton has a cult following of sorts, which is the mystery I'm still trying to figure out.

    20. Probably the best twist of the series so far. I loved the literary references in this, but it isn't mindblowingly amazing.I'd also like to know why the main interaction between Kinsey and a POC is a maid described as "an obese black woman" and why this is the second time so far in the series this has happened.

    21. If I ever had a test on what I remember from this series, I'd fail. But if I'm stuck in a cabin somewhere and we're snowbound, I'll read it again.

    22. G for Gumshoe was more like U for uninspired, in my opinion. It's really too bad, because I've been wanting to continue reading the alphabet series for awhile now. It's simply a small setback that this 7th book is not up the Grafton's usual standard.Good female P.I. stories are hard to find and I have the most fond memories of the first Kilsey Milhone books I've read years ago. Admittedly, there's only a few female private investigators I enjoyed more; that is Linda Barnes series featuring Carlo [...]

    23. Ok I've read about 10 books in the Alphabet series, and this one has been my favorite. Such an interesting mystery and it felt different than the others. However, I'm starting to pick up on some strange Sue Grafton phraseske "mouth noises". At least once in every book (so far) someone makes these "mouth noises", and I'm jarred every time by that weird phrase. Anyone else? Whatever, I'll keep reading to the end!

    24. This is probably my favorite so far. (Wow I've read seven already? Been gobbling these suckers up!)I guess I'm finally getting into Kinsey's head, starting to understand why she does what she does and why she acts in ways that have me screaming at the book in frustration. The characters are great, even with the multitude of new ones she adds every book. Anyway, just really enjoyed it.

    25. G IS FOR GUMSHOE is the seventh book in the Kinsey Millhone series and it’s possibly my favorite one yet. I’ve enjoyed all the books so far in this series but there’s something about this book that just gripped me from the very first page.First of all, Kinsey continues to elate me. I love that she isn’t too fussed about a lot of things. She’s a straight-laced girl who doesn’t moan over dumb things. Her practicality makes her very endearing to me and it makes for great pacing in the b [...]

    26. I could have gone 3.5 stars, but I could not figure out how to assign a fractional rating. The premise in this one was strong as were the geographical settings. I liked that Ms. Millhone was paired with a real gumshoe instead of being her usual stand-alone, make-believe type. Need proof? "'You're cute, you know that? You think you're such a hard-ass.' 'I am a hard-ass,' [Kinsey] said defensively." (146) A) the other speaker was a female & B) if you have to say that you are something, then yo [...]

    27. #7 in the Kinsey Millhone series.Mary Peiffer did another fine job of narrating this book. Her different voices are negligible and her male voices are terrible, but it's all OK because I can tell who's talking when. Since it's all mostly from Kinsey's point of view, there's never any confusion. This one started as a routine search for a woman's mother, checking the poor area of Arizona where she had most recently been living. Kinsey finds much more than she bargained for, though, when she discov [...]

    28. It's always Kinsey that hooks me into these books. The case she investigates is that of a true gumshoe, a missing persons case, but then I contract hit is put out on Kinsey and four others. When one of the four, a judge, is killed Kinsey seeks the help of a body guard named Robert Dietz, whose outlook on life and relationships is so closely aligned with Kinsey's that it's no surprise at all that they become intimately involved. Turns out the hitman after her isn't doing it for the money, but bec [...]

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