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I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

Readers of Sue Grafton's fiction know she never writes the same book twice, and "I" Is For Innocent is no exception. Her most intricately plotted novel to date, it is layered in enough complexity to baffle even the cleverest among us.

Lonnie Kingman is in a bind. He's smack in the middle of assembling a civil suit, and the private investigator who was doing his pretrial legwork has just dropped dead of a heart attack. In a matter of weeks the court's statute of limitations will put paid to his case. Five years ago David Barney walked when a jury acquitted him of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle. Now Kingman, acting as attorney for the dead woman's ex-husband and their child (and sure that the jury made a serious mistake), is trying to divest David Barney of the profits of that murder. But time is running out, and David Barney still swears he's innocent.

Patterned along the lines of a legal case, "I" Is For Innocent is seamlessly divided into thirds: one-third of the novel is devoted to the prosecution, one-third to the defense, and a final third to cross-examination and rebuttal. The result is a trial novel without a trial and a crime novel that resists solution right to the end.

When Kinsey Millhone agrees to take over Morley Shine's investigation, she thinks it is a simple matter of tying up the loose ends. Morley might have been careless about his health, but he was an old pro at the business. So it comes as a real shock when she finds his files in disarray, his key informant less than credible, and his witnesses denying ever having spoken with him. It comes as a bigger shock when she finds that every claim David Barney has made checks out. But if Barney didn't murder his wife, who did? It would seem the list of candidates is a long one. In life, Isabelle Barney had stepped on a lot of toes.

In "I" Is For Innocent, Sue Grafton once again demonstrates her mastery of those telling details that reveal our most intimate and conflicted relationships. As Kinsey comments on the give-and-take by which we humans deal with each other, for better and sometimes for worse, the reader is struck yet again by how acute a social observer Ms. Grafton can be. Frequently funny and sometimes caustic, she is also surprisingly compassionate-- understanding how little in life is purely black and white. Except for murder.

Somewhere out there, a killer waits to see just what Kinsey will find out. Somewhere out there, someone's been getting away with murder, and this time it just might turn out to be Kinsey's.

"I" Is For Innocent is Sue Grafton in peak form. Fast-paced. Funny. And very, very devious.

Synopsis:

Another “IRRESISTIBLE” (Baltimore Sun) novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton

I IS FOR IF . . .

Five years ago David Barney was acquitted of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle. Now, Isabelles ex-husband, Ken Voigt—who is suing Barney for her estate—is claiming the jury made a fatal mistake...

I IS FOR INDICTMENT . . .

Enter P.I. Kinsey Millhone, who takes the Barney case over from a former colleague…and comes up with more questions than answers. Why are Mr. Barneys witnesses denying ever having spoken to him? Why did Isabelle have so many enemies—including but not limited to her best friend, Voights second wife, and her own twin sister?

I IS FOR INNOCENT

But the most troubling question of all is: Why is it that everything David Barney has to say about his beloved Isabelle still checks out? Now its up to Kinsey to figure out whos getting away with murder . . . .before she courts her own.

The New York Times #1 bestselling series reissued for a whole new generation of readers!

Synopsis:

Five years ago David Barney was acquitted of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle. Now, Isabelles ex-husband, Ken Voigt—who is suing Barney for her estate—is claiming the jury made a fatal mistake...

Enter P.I. Kinsey Millhone, who takes the Barney case over from a former colleague…and comes up with more questions than answers. Why are Mr. Barneys witnesses denying ever having spoken to him? Why did Isabelle have so many enemies—including but not limited to her best friend, Voights second wife, and her own twin sister?

But the most troubling question of all is: Why is it that everything David Barney has to say about his beloved Isabelle still checks out? Now its up to Kinsey to figure out whos getting away with murder….before she courts her own.

 

 

About the Author

Sue Grafton began the alphabet series in 1982 and is aiming to complete it by 2015-- give or take a decade. She spends part of the year in Louisville, Kentucky, and the rest in Montecito, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805010855
Author:
Grafton, Sue
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character)
Subject:
California Fiction.
Subject:
Millhone, Kinsey
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
Series Volume:
9406
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Another “IRRESISTIBLE” (Baltimore Sun) novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton

I IS FOR IF . . .

Five years ago David Barney was acquitted of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle. Now, Isabelles ex-husband, Ken Voigt—who is suing Barney for her estate—is claiming the jury made a fatal mistake...

I IS FOR INDICTMENT . . .

Enter P.I. Kinsey Millhone, who takes the Barney case over from a former colleague…and comes up with more questions than answers. Why are Mr. Barneys witnesses denying ever having spoken to him? Why did Isabelle have so many enemies—including but not limited to her best friend, Voights second wife, and her own twin sister?

I IS FOR INNOCENT

But the most troubling question of all is: Why is it that everything David Barney has to say about his beloved Isabelle still checks out? Now its up to Kinsey to figure out whos getting away with murder . . . .before she courts her own.

The New York Times #1 bestselling series reissued for a whole new generation of readers!

"Synopsis" by ,

Five years ago David Barney was acquitted of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle. Now, Isabelles ex-husband, Ken Voigt—who is suing Barney for her estate—is claiming the jury made a fatal mistake...

Enter P.I. Kinsey Millhone, who takes the Barney case over from a former colleague…and comes up with more questions than answers. Why are Mr. Barneys witnesses denying ever having spoken to him? Why did Isabelle have so many enemies—including but not limited to her best friend, Voights second wife, and her own twin sister?

But the most troubling question of all is: Why is it that everything David Barney has to say about his beloved Isabelle still checks out? Now its up to Kinsey to figure out whos getting away with murder….before she courts her own.

 

 

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