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J Is for Judgment

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Publisher Comments:

The next in the series by bestselling author Sue Grafton.
 
"J" is for Jaffe: Wendell Jaffe, dead these past five years. Or so it seemed until his former insurance agent spotted him in the bar of a dusty little resort halfway between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz.

"In truth, the facts about Wendell Jaffe had nothing to do with my family history, but murder is seldom tidy and no one ever said revelations operate in a straight line. It was my investigation into the dead man's past that triggered the inquiry into my own, and in the end the two stories became difficult to separate."

Five years ago, when Jaffe's thirty-five-foot Fuji ketch was found drifting off the Baja coast, it seemed a sure thing he'd gone overboard. The note he left behind admitted he was flat broke, his business bankrupt, his real estate gambit nothing but a huge Ponzi scheme about to collapse, with criminal indictment certain to follow. When the authorities soon after descended on his banks and his books, there was nothing left: Jaffe had stripped the lot.

"Given my insatiable curiosity and my natural inclination to poke my nose in where it doesn't belong, it was odd to realize how little attention I'd paid to my own past. I'd simply accepted what I was told, constructing my personal mythology on the flimsiest of facts."

But Jaffe wasn't quite without assets. There was the $500,000 life insurance policy made out to his wife and underwritten by California Fidelity. With no corpse to prove death, however, the insurance company was in no hurry to pay the claim. Dana Jaffe had to wait out the statutory five years until her missing husband could be declared legally dead. Just two months before Wendell Jaffe was sighted in that dusty resort bar, California Fidelity finally paid in full. Now they wanted the truth. And they were willing to hire Kinsey Millhone to dig it up.

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.

"J" is for judgment: the kind we're quick to make and often quicker to regret.

"J" Is for Judgment: Kinsey Millhone's tenth excursion into the dark places of the heart where duplicity is the governing rule and murder the too-frequent result.

Synopsis:

Wendell Jaffe looks great for a dead man! Hes been six feet under for five years ago—until his former insurance agent spots him at a dusty resort bar in Mexico. Now California Fidelity wants its insurance money back. Can P.I. Kinsey Millhone get on the case?

Just two months earlier, Jaffes widow pocketed $500,000 in insurance benefits after Jaffe went overboard. Was his “pseudocide” a last-ditch effort to do right by his beloved wife? Perhaps. But how would that explain the new woman in Jaffes second life?

Kinsey is in for the long haul as she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Jaffes life and death…and discovers that, in family matters as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment…

 

 

 

Synopsis:

 ‘J is for “just gets better” (Houston Chronicle) in this winning novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton

J IS FOR JAW-DROPPING…

Wendell Jaffe looks great for a dead man! Hes been six feet under for five years ago—until his former insurance agent spots him at a dusty resort bar in Mexico. Now California Fidelity wants its insurance money back. Can P.I. Kinsey Millhone get on the case?

J IS FOR JEOPARDY…

Just two months earlier, Jaffes widow pocketed $500,000 in insurance benefits after Jaffe went overboard. Was his “pseudocide” a last-ditch effort to do right by his beloved wife? Perhaps. But how would that explain the new woman in Jaffes second life?

J IS FOR JUDGMENT

Kinsey is in for the long haul as she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Jaffes life and death…and discovers that, in family matters as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment…

“Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

 

About the Author

Best-selling author Sue Grafton lives in Santa Barbara, where she is now working on "K."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805019353
Author:
Grafton, Sue
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Women detectives -- California -- Fiction.
Subject:
Millhone, Kinsey
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
ystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detectiv
Subject:
e/Private Investigators
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Wendell Jaffe looks great for a dead man! Hes been six feet under for five years ago—until his former insurance agent spots him at a dusty resort bar in Mexico. Now California Fidelity wants its insurance money back. Can P.I. Kinsey Millhone get on the case?

Just two months earlier, Jaffes widow pocketed $500,000 in insurance benefits after Jaffe went overboard. Was his “pseudocide” a last-ditch effort to do right by his beloved wife? Perhaps. But how would that explain the new woman in Jaffes second life?

Kinsey is in for the long haul as she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Jaffes life and death…and discovers that, in family matters as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment…

 

 

 

"Synopsis" by ,

 ‘J is for “just gets better” (Houston Chronicle) in this winning novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton

J IS FOR JAW-DROPPING…

Wendell Jaffe looks great for a dead man! Hes been six feet under for five years ago—until his former insurance agent spots him at a dusty resort bar in Mexico. Now California Fidelity wants its insurance money back. Can P.I. Kinsey Millhone get on the case?

J IS FOR JEOPARDY…

Just two months earlier, Jaffes widow pocketed $500,000 in insurance benefits after Jaffe went overboard. Was his “pseudocide” a last-ditch effort to do right by his beloved wife? Perhaps. But how would that explain the new woman in Jaffes second life?

J IS FOR JUDGMENT

Kinsey is in for the long haul as she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Jaffes life and death…and discovers that, in family matters as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment…

“Grafton writes a smart story and wraps it up with a wry twist.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

 

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