Review: J is for Judgment

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J is for Judgment Book Review
4 out of 5 stars to J is for Judgment, the 10th book in the “Kinsey Millhone” mystery series, written in 1993 by Sue Grafton. As I read the book details of this one, I vivdly recalled the main character, Wendall Jaffe, and Kinsey’s pursuit of this case. Wendall supposedly died 5 years ago, and his wife collected major bucks from his insurance policy. But when he’s spotted alive not all that far away, Kinsey takes the case. And when she gets into it, her life starts to explode. She’s such an amazing character to keep reading about. Always humorous, but not in a laugh-out-loud-non-stop way. More like a witty chuckle each chapter. And her friends and neighbors are truly great supporting characters. I like that she takes a trip out of Santa Teresa in this one, but is also around the homestead for parts of it. She’s more open about her own life and history, which we needed more of in this series. And the mystery, a normal one — is he or isn’t dead — turns the whole case upside down. There’s more going on that Kinsey realizes, and I was glad to keep reading about it.

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5 thoughts on “Review: J is for Judgment

    mainepaperpusher said:
    May 31, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    I loved this series ages ago. Thanks for reminding me of that! I have a few more “letters” to go.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 31, 2017 at 12:31 PM

      Me too! I read up thru U but finished about 5 years ago. I’m closing up some remaining reviews this week and then in July, I plan to start again with V.

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    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    May 31, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    Another gem from S.G. Enjoyed the review!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      May 31, 2017 at 12:49 PM

      Thx. I am almost caught up… 4 or 5 move and then I’m done with older reviews. I’m excited to read a new one and write a full and lengthy review!

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