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J Is for Judgment

Grafton, Sue

ISBN 10: 0805019359 / ISBN 13: 9780805019353
Editorial: Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993
Condición: Very Good + Encuadernación de tapa dura
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This Signed First Edition offering in VG+/VG+ condition is "J" Is for Judgment by Sue Grafton, published in 1993 by Henry Holt and Company. The dust jacket is quite sound, but for some very modest shelf wear at top and bottom edges of jacket's spine. Ms Grafton HAS WRITTEN a brief message, and her signature, on the Main Title Page. As for the story(the tenth installment in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series), California Fidelity Insurance Company hires Kinsey to look into the very mysterious death(an apparent suicide) of one Wendell Jaffe. Cal-Fid is not all that excited in paying Jaffe's widow $500,000 due her, in lieu of her husband's policy contracted with their company. Running to 288 pages, it's up to you to see/read how the story unfolds. Thanks very much!. N° de ref. de la librería 004552

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Título: J Is for Judgment

Editorial: Henry Holt & Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good +

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition

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The next in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series from 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.

"A" Is for Alibi
"B" Is for Burglar
"C" Is for Corpse
"D" Is for Deadbeat
"E" Is for Evidence
"F" Is for Fugitive
"G" Is for Gumshoe
"H" Is for Homicide
"I" Is for Innocent
"J" Is for Judgment
"K" Is for Killer
"L" is for Lawless
"M" Is for Malice
"N" Is for Noose
"O" Is for Outlaw
"P" Is for Peril
"Q" Is for Quarry
"R" Is for Ricochet
"S" Is for Silence
"T" Is for Trespass
"U" Is for Undertow
"V" Is for Vengeance
"W" Is for Wasted
"X"

From the Publisher:

You can understand why Sue Grafton's private eye Kinsey Millhone has captured the attention and continued loyalty of her ongoing fans. Sue Grafton has the ability to place Kinsey in fascinating situations where she has to use her wily instincts to solve mysteries. Since both author and heroine reside just north of Santa Barbara, the series is especially loved in California. My book buyers always put Grafton's books at the top of their bestseller lists.

--Nanci Andersen, Ballantine Sales

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