Review: E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton

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Review: E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
E is for Evidence

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: November 29 2005
Series: Kinsey Millhone #5

“Next to Eve Dallas, Kinsey Millhone is the other mystery heroine that I absolutely love. She is my soul sister and I feel like I can relate to her on many different levels. ”
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Much like J.D. Robb’s In Death books, I’ve come to see this series as a comfort read for me. Whenever I’m reading something rubbish or need a refresher, I always turn to Sue Grafton to get me out of my funk.

E IS FOR EVIDENCE has a little bit of a Christmas theme to it so it was nice to read around this time. I especially liked this one because it’s a little bit different to the other cases that Kinsey has had in the past. This one isn’t as fast-paced but it’s intriguing on a different level because it looks like something is trying to pull a fast one on Kinsey.

It’s not often someone tries to get the best of her so I found this book to be different from all the others. This book is also slightly slower in pace because it is the holidays and people are more concerned about taking part in festivities rather than crime, but everyone knows that crime doesn’t wait on no one.

Once again, I listened to this one on audiobook and I really like this narrator. She does the best voices and also manages to keep the pace moving well. I don’t think I will go back to ever simply reading the books because they are just so fun to listen to.

Next to Eve Dallas, Kinsey Millhone is the other mystery heroine that I absolutely love. She is my soul sister and I feel like I can relate to her on many different levels. I think I might actually end up like Kinsey when I grow up because so much of our personalities are the same. I just like how effective and productive she is. She’s definitely a girl I want to be my friend. So if you haven’t read this series yet, you just need to. I can’t wait to read more.




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About Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. She's an international bestseller with a readership in the millions. She's a writer who believes in the form that she has chosen to mine: "The mystery novel offers a world in which justice is served. Maybe not in a court of law," she has said, "but people do get their just desserts." And like Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker and the John D. MacDonald—the best of her breed—she has earned new respect for that form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents.

But who is the real Sue Grafton? Many of her readers think she is simply a version of her character and alter ego Kinsey Millhone. Here are Kinsey's own words in the early pages of N Is for Noose:

"So there I was barreling down the highway in search of employment and not at all fussy about what kind of work I'd take. I wanted distraction. I wanted some money, escape, anything to keep my mind off the subject of Robert Deitz. I'm not good at good-byes. I've suffered way too many in my day and I don't like the sensation. On the other hand, I'm not that good at relationships. Get close to someone and the next thing you know, you've given them the power to wound, betray, irritate, abandon you, or bore you senseless. My general policy is to keep my distance, thus avoiding a lot of unruly emotion. In psychiatric circles, there are names for people like me."

Those are sentiments that hit home for Grafton's readers. And she has said that Kinsey is herself, only younger, smarter, and thinner. But are they an apt description of Kinsey's creator? Well, she's been married to Steve Humphrey for more than twenty years. She has three kids and four grandkids. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine—not quite the nature-hating, fast-food loving Millhone. So: readers and reviewers beware. Never assume the author is the character in the book. Sue, who has a home in Montecito, California ("Santa Theresa") and another in Louisville, the city in which she was born and raised, is only in her imagination Kinsey Millhone—but what a splendid imagination it is.


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I’m so behind on this series! I adore Kinsey! Thanks for the review!

Amy R

Thanks for the review.


Like robb’s series, the number of books is overwhelming

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The nice thing about this series is that they are mysteries so you can read them out of order and be fine.


Thanks for the review Annie