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“E” is for Evidence by Sue Grafton

The Book:

Source for ‘The Book’ section : From Goodreads
Being a twice-divorced, happily independent loner has worked like a charm for P.I. Kinsey Millhone–until holiday weekends like this one roll around. What she needs is a little diversion to ward off the blues. She gets her much-needed distraction with a case that places her career on the line. And if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, her ex-husband, who walked out on her eight years ago, pops back on the radar…

It all begins with a $5,000 deposit made into Kinsey’s bank account. Problem is she’s not the one who deposited the money. But when she’s accused of being on the take in an industrial arson case, Kinsey realizes someone is framing her…

Now Kinsey’s working for herself. But with new evidence–and corpses–surfacing around her, she’s going to have to act quickly to clear her name before she loses her career, her reputation–and quite possibly her life…

The View:

“E” is for Evidence is the fifth book in the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mystery series by Sue Grafton. I have read a few of the earlier books and have developed a liking for Kinsey. She is strong, smart and likeable. In this book we see a different side of her where she is fighting a battle to save herself and hence appears even more independent.

The plot is average and even though there were a few twists and turns that were captivating; the book still dint manage to make a mark. The past references to Kinsey’s life added an interesting touch and showed her as a vulnerable individual in a few places. Her sleuthing skills though were below average and was rarely impressive. It almost looked like there was no rhyme or reason for her to make a call or visit someone. Many of the times it was just sheer luck than intelligence. Kinsey did well with this storyline and appeared very confident in the need to defend herself. The $5000 that was deposited in her account was a great kick off for the series of events that flows there after.

Rated a 3 on 5. “E” is for Evidence has a lot of ups and a lot more downs. Most of the books from this series are good exciting reads and it is but natural for a few to not do as well as the rest. That said, I already have the next one from this series lined up for my reading.



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