|Plot Summary of "I" is For Innocent|
|"Since Kinsey Millhone was fired by California Fidelity Insurance, Kinsey lost her usual swagger. And her new case is no confidence builder. Attorney Lonnie Kingman is going to court in a civil suit in three weeks when his P.I. drops dead of a heart attack. With the statute of limitations running out, Kinsey has to tie up the loose ends of a murder investigation. The victim, an affluent artist named Isabelle Barney had been shot with a .38; her husband David Barney, was tried and acquitted of the murder.
Now her ex-husband is suing Barney for Isabelle's estate, claiming the jury made a big mistake.
Things get complicated when Barney gets to Kinsey, insisting he's innocent. Everything he says checks out. But if David Barney is innocent, who's guilty? The real truth is a shock in the end."
Boppy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of "I" is For Innocent|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
- Los Angeles
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
- run over
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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