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C is for Corpse is the third in the Alphabet Series by Sue Grafton
*A Bit About The Author*
Sue Grafton was born in Kentucky, US in 1940. She is the daughter of mystery novelist C.W. Grafton and began her career as a TV Scriptwriter before beginning her Alphabet series with Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone.
Kinsey Millhone stars again as the Private Investigator. This time she is investigating the suggested attempted murder of Bobby Callaghan, son of a very wealthy family. His claim to Kinsey was that some one rear ended his car and forced his car off the road causing him to crash the vehicle, resulting the death of his best friend, who is also his step-sister's boyfriend. Bobby also suffered severe injuries and amnesia.
He tells Kinsey all he can remember and they try to fill in the gap, all the while conscious that the very same person who tried to kill Bobby may not stop there. But just why the attempts on his life?
Again, Grafton manages to bring Kinsey Millhone to life in this book. She describes each character well and the main characters in depth. This adds much dimension to the story and makes it more believable.
The story is a little slow to begin with, with one or two unnecessary chapters meeting a couple of characters who play no real part, just as fillers!
The middle of the story is at a decent pace, keeping my turning the pages but unfortunately I did find that the last two chapters just seemed to develop still quickly, tripping over themselves to explain the outcome. That said, it was a fair ending that I did not expect. It was not the best ending and a little unrealistic, but then I'm not a P.I, so wouldn't know what really goes on! I did enjoy the book on the whole and would recommend if you like a bit of mystery.
Published by Pan Macmillan Ltd 1986
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