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E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5)
E is for Evidence - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5
Author: Sue Grafton
It was the silly season and a Monday at that, and Kinsey Millhone was bogged down in a preliminary report on a fire claim. Something was nagging at her, but she couldn't pin it. The last thing she needed in the morning mail was a letter from her bank recording an erroneous $5,000 deposit in her account. Kinsey had never believed in Santa Claus a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312939038
ISBN-10: 0312939035
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 149 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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CheriePie avatar reviewed E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
reviewed E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5) on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Grafton does it again! This book follows Kinsey Millhone on another adventure, but this time Kinsey is doing the work for herself. She is being framed and doesn't know why. But, as always, she finds out and gets her man!
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Helpful Score: 1
So far this my favorite in the series. I did not see some of the twists in it. I did wonder about the link from a past death to the current events but again, did not see the connection until a little tid-bit of someone's past was brought to light. And then, you wonder why the person killed one of the characters.
reviewed E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5) on + 715 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
My all time favorite author. She writes a series of books featuring the main character, Kinsey Millhone, a single woman, private detective. Lives in CA and gives us glimpses of that area. Each story has some common characters, lifestyle of Kinsey. She is most focused on the mystery before the romance or sex which I prefer. Read every book and she keeps me waiting for the next in the series. Long live Sue Grafton so we can at least get to the end of the alphabet.
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I love the entire Sue Grafton series.... murder mysterys with a human possible twist.
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cyndij avatar reviewed E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5) on + 1031 more book reviews
A nice fast read, I finished it in a few hours. Still good 30 years later, with what seems to me is a good balance between the mystery and Kinsey's personal life. I very much liked the plot, which starts out as a possible insurance fraud but ramps up into something else quickly. And despite having read the book years ago, I didn't remember whodunit. I think the only quibble I might have is that the motive comes out of the blue (if there were clues I missed them) but in fact I enjoyed that too as it gave the puzzle a twist I wasn't expecting. When her ex-husband shows up, we see quite a lot more emotion from Kinsey than we've seen in other books, that was interesting.
ShareBear avatar reviewed E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5) on + 159 more book reviews
This time Kinsey is her own detective. She is looking for someone who is framing her in a case she has taken for California Fidelity insurance company. We meet her 2nd exhusband in this book and we find out something about him that explains why he walked out on her 8 years before. A can't put down til you finish book.
reviewed E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5) on + 167 more book reviews
I like this author and the main character Kinsey Millhone.
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Featuring Kinsey Millhone, P.I., the star of the "alphabet novels".
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I always enjoy the Kinsey Milhone stories. This one did not disappoint.
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I love the characters in the book
barbsis avatar reviewed E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5) on + 1076 more book reviews
I enjoy Kinsey Millhone's adventures as a private investigator but this book started with what I assume is a typo and through the first four or five chapters it jumps back and forth between events on December 24 and 27th. You have no way of knowing what happened when and the jumps caused me to stop and reread passages to try to figure out what was going on. For example: the first line of the book is "it was Monday, December 27". 2 pages later in the same chapter "the only signs of Christmas, two days away..." HUH? The inconsistences were aggravating and took too much time to backtrack to figure it out.

Regardless of these issues, it was a great mystery and worth the read even though confusing as hell. This is book five in the series and only 200 pages long - someone should have paid more attention to the details.
Shellmarie avatar reviewed E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 5) on + 5 more book reviews
I always think when I begin one of Kinsey Milhon's stories that the book is terribly slim. But I'm never disappointed in the way the story is written.