Enter sexy, savvy ex-cop-turned-P.I. Kinsey Millhone, brought in by Voight to gather the necessary damning evidence. It doesn't take long, however, for Kinsey to find that while a lot of people hate David Barney, a lot more hated Isabelle. Suddenly, a simple civil case becomes a deadly hunt for someone who once got away with murder, and may again.
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©1992 Sue Grafton; (P)1993 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"A sober, resolute Kinsey, romanceless at the moment, and a clever, meaty puzzle....Rack up another winner for Grafton." (Kirkus Reviews)
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"Great all the way around"
Another great story from Sue Grafton. Keeps you wondering as to "who done it"! Now I am on to "J".
Have to disagree with the other reviewer...I do like the narrator ...she actually makes the story better in my opinion.
I is for Innocent is yet another great chapter in the Saga of Kinsey Millhone - the P.I. around whom the series revolves. I can’t specifically tell you anything about ‘I’ that I can’t say about the entire series, so here’s my opinion of the series instead:
I have vague recollections of seeing these books at the book store when I was in high school in the 80s; back then the series was probably up to about ‘C’ or ‘D’. I jumped in 20 years later in 2008 when ‘T’ came out and I love it - especially Kinsey’s attitude. It’s dry, cynical and sarcastic, however Sue Grafton has a way of writing that does not throw it over the top into cliché territory, but rather she aims for smart and hits the bull’s eye. Kinsey’s attitude makes her relatable; although I am not sure I would want to be her friend… she is a bit stand offish!
Picking up a story is like tuning into a TV show. You know the people, the setting, the premise, the relationships… and when you start a new book: it’s a new adventure. The story lines are so varied from one book to another, where does Sue come up with all her ideas? And they don’t seem formulaic to me at all, however I do spread out my reading on purpose! I might feel otherwise if I read them all back to back.
The stories can be read on their own, you don’t have to read them in order. Sure there are parts of Kinsey’s story that run through from one book to the next, but there is just enough exposition to catch you up if you missed part of her evolution, yet not so much that you’d be bored if you already know just where she is in her life.
Out of the 22 books out so far (the series is up to ‘V’) I have read 14 – all out of sequence:
K S A T C – 2008
Q – 2009
U L N – 2010
V M R – 2011
J I – 2012
I read the new ones right away when they come out, and since the releases are about 2 years apart, it gives me plenty of time to catch up on the older ones in between.
‘W’ should be out next summer in theory … stay tuned!
"Not the best one."
struggled to finish it. The last few chapters was the only part that kept my attention.
"The id of the killer was really well concealed"
Good paced story in a time you don't get much help from computers and you need to get your hands on a landline and paperwork to do the job :-) characters were intriguing. Enjoyed the book though I must admit I would rather have the performer for the book X in the series.
Great book, great series. Love the narrator. In my way to get the next one.
"One of the best of a great series"
Love this book. It's one of my favourite Kinsey Milhone stories, with a real sense of mystery to it as well as some tense action.
"Miss Judy Kayes voice"
Prefer her books to be read by Judy Kaye.. It's not the same without her.
It Didn't keep me on the edge of my seat but it was pretty good. The narrator did a good job.
"Love Kinsey Millhone... Mary Peiffer not so much."
I love the convenience of streaming straight to my iPhone - So easy to play at work, at home, or exercising!
This is my second time "reading" this book. I love the character Sue Grafton has created - Kinsey's quick, sarcastic quips are my favorite part of each book.
Personally, Mary Peiffer is not my favorite Kinsey narrator. I prefer Judy Kaye.
YES! Once I start a Kinsey Millhone book, it is so hard to put down... or stop listening to, in this case. They are addicting!
"Where's Judy Kaye??? Very disappointed ...."
to 'hear' a different narrator than our own Kinsey as read by Judy Kaye. I have owned the series dating back to cassette tapes, and it never occurred to me that Judy wouldn't read each and every one. It was almost impossible to get into Kinsey's character ... you may want to think twice about getting this one unless it comes out by Judy.
Simply not our beloved Kinsey as read by Judy Kaye.
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