C is for Corpse
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... show more
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…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 29th 2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
Series: Kinsey Millhone (#3)
This book is told in reverse - we're told at the very beginning who the "C" is, just not why. Even so, Grafton made me care, and care a lot, about the victim. There is a lot of character development going on in this book - we see Kinsey becoming an emotionally three dimensional main character, wit...
Wow. This book was great. Great writing, better development with characters, a nice side plot involving Henry and Rosie, and a great ending. Kinsey in book number three I think finally gives you enough yo want to stick with her. You hear about the accident that left her orphaned. Other characters...
I really enjoyed this. The best of the series so far. Despite her saying that Bobby was dead in the first page, I was still upset when it actually happened.
One of the things I love about the Kinsey Milhone series is that they are anything but formulaic. Every story is new and fresh. The case Kinsey has taken on is brought to her by a young man who was nearly killed in a automobile accident. Everyone believes it was just an accident except the boy hims...
Plot A was believable and moving. Kinsey's dedication to find and give herself and Glen closure, to give sense to Bobby's murder is compelling and very readable. It aged with grace and can be read for what it is a mystery set in the mid to late eighties. Plot B was predictable and is the part I reme...