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D is for Deadbeat, by Sue Grafton

paula145's review against another edition

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tense medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.0

embee007's review against another edition

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2.0

My least favorite so far of the series. It didn't have the same feel, there was no urgency & it kinda just...sludged along. Just over halfway into the book, Kinsey said herself that she just wanted to drop the case, so I think "her" lack of interest affected me...

marly93's review against another edition

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3.0

I love these books for some reason.

ellisknox's review against another edition

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2.0

Meh. Read two; both forgettable.

atticusmammy's review against another edition

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2.0

2 1/2 stars

jkrest101's review against another edition

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4.0

It was okay. My real problem with these books are the endiggs. They seem to just pop out of no where and leave me a little unfulfilled.

reddybeast's review

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

lorynaman's review against another edition

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4.0

I'm finding these Kinsey Millhone mysteries to be easy reading, and in the end a satisfying mystery. Of course her methods are sometimes out of this world, but I am enjoying this series as it goes.

mirificmoxie's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 Stars

Well, there isn’t too much to say that I haven’t already said in my reviews for the first three books in this series. It’s an entertaining mystery series about a no nonsense private eye solving crimes. I can’t say much about the plot without spoilers, but I do enjoy this series. It’s interesting enough to keep me engaged, but not overly taxing to read. They are great in-between reads for when I want something fast and gritty. If you like the first books, then you will enjoy D is for Deadbeat as well!


RATING FACTORS:
Ease of Reading: 4 Stars
Writing Style: 4 Stars
Characters and Character Development: 3 Stars
Plot Structure and Development: 4 Stars
Level of Captivation: 3 Stars
Originality: 3 Stars

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3.0

D is for Deadbeat | Sue Grafton | 21Jan2016
Kinsey Millhone #4

Published/Pages : 1987 | 320 pages
Location : Santa Teresa (California), Los Angeles (California)
Time Frame/Season : 1980s | Fall-Winter
Genre : Mystery, Contemporary, Crime-Thriller

Characters : Kinsey Millhone, John Daggett, Tony Gahan, Lovella Daggett, Billy Polo, Coral Polo, Ramona Westfall

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Rating Analysis

Premise : 6/10
Introduction : 7/10
Number of Characters : 6/10
Character Development : 7/10
Backup history for the story : 6/10
Fiction Quality : 6/10
Pace of the Story : 6/10
Dramatic Effect : 6/10
Climax : 6/10
Impact it made : 6/10


TOTAL : 62/100 (6.2 Stars = 3.1 Stars = ★★★)

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