C is for Corpse Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this third book of the Kinsey Millhone series, Kinsey meets Bobby Callahan at the gym, where he is scarred and struggling back to life after a car forced his Porsche over the edge of a canyon. The accident has battered his body and muddled his memory. All he remembers is that someone, for some reason, would like to see him dead.
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Desperate for clues about his own past life and certain he is being stalked, he asks Kinsey to protect him. Kinsey can't resist the brave kid as she likes him. But the killer can't resist Bobby either, and Kinsey has to find clues fast or Bobby will be dead soon.
The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

Kinsey Millhone is back in the third book by Sue Grafton. Here she meets Bobby Callahan in the gym after a car crash nearly killed him. Convinced that someone was trying to kill him, and struggling to regain his memory after the crash, he hires Kinsey to find out who is after him. Three days later Bobby is dead, and now Kinsey being hired to stop a killing. Fast read, great book. Grafton did not let me down.
The review of this Book prepared by Darcey

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 15%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 15%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50%    -   60% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   run over Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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