E Is For Evidence

Version: Abridged
Author: Sue Grafton
Narrator: Judy Kaye
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: July 2001
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

Kinsey Millhone, P.I. is a 32-year-old, twice-divorced ex-cop with an irreverent, wise-cracking style reminiscent of Philip Marlowe - and a great pair of legs - who piles her trade in the small Southern Californian town of Santa Theresa.
Make no mistake about it, Kinsey Millhone is one tough cookie. When a routine insurance claim she's investigating turns into non-routine trouble - someone has put $5,000 in her usually not-too-flush checking account and made it look like she's on the take - Kinsey sets out to discover who has set her up and why.
The trail of evidence leads to the wealthy Wood family, which includes the three quirky sisters Olive, Ash, and Ebony. But she's not counting on the involvement of her long-departed ex-husband #2, who's gorgeous, seductive and also a junkie. And she's certainly not counting on murder . . .

Reviews (5)

E is for Evidence

Written by Laurajean on December 30th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I would love to sit and have drinks with Kinsey. I love her character and I love this series. Quick, enjoyable reads.

Great story!

Written by Commuter Who Listens on April 2nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

What a great story! Interesting plot. Kinsey is such a real, down-to earth-, likable character. Well read, too! I listened to it twice!

E is for Evidence

Written by Lidia from Corona, CA on August 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Kinsey is a funcharacter to follow through a mystery and I'm looking forward to following her through the alphabet.

E is for Evidence

Written by Anonymous on April 21st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The books by Sue Grafton are easy to listen to. The reader is very good, and keeps you interested. I like to listen to them when I am working at a hobby or doing light housework.

KINSEY... AT HER BEST

Written by Lisa on April 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great Kinsey Millhone book. Very enjoyable. Loved the plot.

Author Details

Author Details

Grafton, Sue

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 two 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.