"J" is for Judgment

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Fawcett Crest, 1994 - Fiction - 376 pages
30 Reviews
"Ms. Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Wendell Jaffe has been dead for five years--until his former insurance agent spots him in a dusty resort bar. Now California Fidelity wants Kinsey Millhone to track down the dead man. Just two months before, his widow collected on Jaffe's $500,000 life insurance policy--her only legacy since Jaffe went overboard, bankrupt and about to be indicted for his fraudulent real estate schemes. As Kinsey pushes deeper into the mystery surrounding Wendell Jaffe's pseudocide, she explores her own past, discovering that in family matters, as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment....
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User Review  - NicolefromCarmel - LibraryThing

Sue Grafton is my go to author for vacation reads. The dry humor and the 1980's setting with big macs and walkmans just makes me grin. Not to mention phone books and answering machines. well thought ... Read full review

Review: J is for Judgment (Kinsey Millhone #10)

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the beginning of the book, when Kinsey gets to go on "vacation" down south. I also enjoyed her various B&E investigations through the course of the book. The ending felt a little ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
61
Section 3
90
Section 4
104
Section 5
118
Section 6
134
Section 7
148
Section 8
161
Section 13
233
Section 14
248
Section 15
264
Section 16
279
Section 17
294
Section 18
307
Section 19
322
Section 20
339

Section 9
177
Section 10
189
Section 11
204
Section 12
220
Section 21
359
Section 22
363
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About the author (1994)

Sue Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 24, 1940. She received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Louisville in 1961. While working days as a medical secretary, she spent her nights, after her children went to sleep, writing her first novels Keziah Dane, which was published in 1967 and The Lolly-Madona War, which was published in 1969. Her career took off when A Is for Alibi was published in 1982 and received the Mysterious Stranger Award. This was the beginning of the Kinsey Millhone Mystery series. B Is for Burglar won the Shamus and Anthony Awards and C Is for Corpse won the Anthony Award. She has also spent over 15 years writing television and movie screenplays and has collaborated with her third husband, Steven F. Humphrey, on such works as the Agatha Christie adaptations: A Caribbean Mystery and Sparkling Cyanide.

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