"C" Is for Corpse

"C" Is for Corpse

A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

Book - 1986
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How do you go about solving an attempted murder when the victim has lost a good part of his memory? It's one of Kinsey's toughest cases yet, but she never backs down from a challenge. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The crash left Bobby with a clouded memory. But he can't shake the feeling it was no random accident and that he's still in danger... The only clues Kinsey has to go on are a little red address book and the name " Blackman." Bobby can't remember who he gave the address book to for safekeeping. And any chances of Bobby regaining his memory are dashed when he's killed in another automobile accident just three days after he hires Kinsey. As Kinsey digs deeper into her investigation, she discovers Bobby had a secret worth killing for-- and unearthing that secret could send Kinsey to her own early death...
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, c1986
ISBN: 9780030018886
0030018889
9780805028188
0805028188
Branch Call Number: FIC G7596c
Characteristics: 243 p. ; 21 cm

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DANIEL F HAMMANG
May 30, 2019

A nice, gentle, we'll sort of gentle ... not quite a cozy, read...Kinsey Millhone is an easy to like private eye. It's a hoot to read the time capsule descriptions of this tale published in 1986. Table top PCs lined up on the desk next to IBM Selectrics... May Ms. Grafton Rest In Peace. She has left a trail of the alphabet to sort through at your leisure. If your looking for a good suspense novel with no footing in noir this series is not a bad bet.

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PolyWogg
Feb 17, 2019

BOTTOM-LINE:
A decent story, but not a home run
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PLOT OR PREMISE:
Kinsey meets an accident victim in physical rehab, and he wants her to find out who ran him off the road and why
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WHAT I LIKED:
Kinsey gets to know Bobby in the early stages of the case, and the mystery of the case is intriguing. It takes a while for the pinball to hit enough buzzers to do anything, particularly as his only real evidence is that he remembers knowing "something" and that he was in danger, but not what it was or from whom. The further developments of Kinsey's character and her sense of justice are awesome.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
One of the sub-characters, his step-sister, is a caricature and a wasted distraction. Equally, another sub-story with someone trying to take advantage of Henry is both obvious and boring.
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

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Dreamstime
Jan 17, 2019

I like Kinsey's attitude. Story was better than just ok, but not great.

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Ubalstecha
Aug 01, 2011

Lovely story where Kinsey gets emotionally involved with her client. When he is killed, she continues to investigate to finds out who is behind it.

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Spillie
May 21, 2010

Another fun adventure for the heroine, Kinsey Millhone. Not as lighthearted as the By-the-Numbers series by Janet Evanovich, but still a good read.

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