"C" is for Corpse

The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (Volume 3)

Sue Grafton

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How do you go about solving an attempted murder when the victim has lost a good part of his memory? It’s one of Kinsey’s toughest cases yet, but she never backs down from a challenge. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The crash left Bobby with a clouded memory. But he can’t shake the feeling it was no random accident and that he’s still in danger…

The only clues Kinsey has to go on are a little red address book and the name “Blackman.” Bobby can’t remember who he gave the address book to for safekeeping. And any chances of Bobby regaining his memory are dashed when he’s killed in another automobile accident just three days after he hires Kinsey.

As Kinsey digs deeper into her investigation, she discovers Bobby had a secret worth killing for—and unearthing that secret could send Kinsey to her own early death…

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Chapter One

I met Bobby Callahan on Monday of that week. By Thursday, he was dead. He was convinced someone was trying to kill him and it turned out to be true, but none of us figured it out in time to save him. I’ve never worked for a dead man before and I hope I won’t have to do it again. This report is for him, for whatever it’s worth.

My name is Kinsey Millhone. I’m a licensed private investigator, doing business in Santa Teresa, California, which is ninety-five miles north of Los Angeles. I’m thirty-two years old, twice divorced.

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“Exceptionally entertaining…an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire…P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator…are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes.”—The Buffalo News

“Once a fan reads one of Grafton’s alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner

“Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye.”—Library Journal

“Tough but compassionate…There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone.”—Best Sellers

“A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner.”—Newsweek

“Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone…The best detective fiction I have read in years.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Smart, tough, and thorough…Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure.”—The Bloomsbury Review

“Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives…she’s refreshingly free of gender clichés. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor—and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it.”—Boston Herald

“What grandpa used to call a class act.”—Stanley Ellin

“Smart, sexual, likeable, and a very modern operator.”—Dorothy Salisbury Davis

“Kinsey’s got brains and a sense of humor.”—Kirkus Reviews

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'C' IS FOR CORPSE by Sue Grafton | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of 'C' IS FOR CORPSE . Third in Grafton's dashing trip through the alphabet ("A" is for Alibi, etc.) and probably her best so far.
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Sue Grafton

SUE GRAFTON entered the mystery field in 1982 with the publication of 'A' IS
FOR ALIBI, which introduced female hard-boiled private investigator, Kinsey
Millhone, operating out of the fictional town of Santa Teresa, (a.k.a. Santa
Barbara) California. 'B' IS FOR BURGLAR followed in l985 and since then,
she has added 17 novels to the series, now referred to as 'the alphabet’
mysteries. In addition, she’s published eight Kinsey Millhone short stories, and with her
husband, Steven Humphrey, has written numerous movies for television, including “A Killer in the Family” (starring Robert Mitchum), “Love on the Run” (starring Alec Baldwin and Stephanie Zimbalist) and two Agatha Christie adaptations, “Sparkling Cyanide” and “Caribbean Mystery,” which starred Helen Hayes.

She is currently at work on “T” IS FOR...

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November 2005
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ISBN: 9780312939014
ISBN10: 0312939019
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
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Henry Holt and Co.
May 1986
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ISBN: 9780805028188
ISBN10: 0805028188
5 1/4 x 8 inches, 243 pages
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