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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Publication date April 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805010848
ISBN-10 080501084X
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When Kinsey Millhone tracks an insurance scam to Biblianna Diaz, she finds herself entangled in the murderous path of Biblianna's spurned suitor--gangster Raymond Maldonado
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His name was Parnell Perkins, and until shortly after midnight, he'd been a claims adjustor for California Fidelity. Then someone came along and put paid to that line of work. And to any other. Parnell Perkins had been shot at close range and left for dead in the parking lot outside California Fidelity's offices.

To the cops, it looked like a robbery gone sour. To Kinsey Millhone, it looked like the cops were walking away from the case. She didn't like the idea that a colleague and sometime drinking companion had been murdered. Or the idea that his murderer was loose and on the prowl. It made her feel exposed. Vulnerable.

Bibianna Diaz was afraid for her life. If there was one thing she knew for sure, it was that you didn't cross Raymond Maldonado and live to tell the tale. And Bibianna had well and truly crossed him, running out on his crazy wedding plans and going into hiding in Santa Teresa--light years away from the Los Angeles barrio that was home turf to Raymond and his gang. Now she needed money to buy time, to make sure she'd put enough space between them. And the quickest way she knew to get money was to work an insurance scam--just like the ones Raymond was running down in L.A. The trouble was, Bibianna picked California Fidelity as her mark. And it wasn't long before her name surfaced in one of Parnell Perkins's open files and Kinsey was on her case. But so, too, was her spurned suitor, Raymond Maldonado.

He had a rap sheet as long as his arm, a hair-trigger temper that was best left untested, and an inability to take no for an answer. He also had Tourette's syndrome, which did nothing to smooth out the kinks in his erratic and often violent behavior. All in all, Raymond Maldonado was not someone to spend a lot of time hanging out with. Unfortunately for Kinsey, she didn't have a lot of choice in the mater. Not after the love-sick Raymond kidnapped Bibianna. Like it or not, Kinsey was stuck babysitting Bibianna along with Raymond and his macho crew. You might say she was a prisoner of love.

It may be Kinsey Millhone's most complicated and risk-filled case. It certainly is Sue Grafton's wittiest venture into low-life crime. It's "H" is for Homicide, and it confirms yet again that Kinsey Millhone is "a wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors" (the Los Angeles Times) and that Sue Grafton is "a heads-up delight" (Detroit News).

"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"



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780805010848 Book cover for 9780816152803
 
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (April 1, 1992)
9780816152803 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $20.95
About: When Kinsey Millhone tracks an insurance scam to Biblianna Diaz, she finds herself entangled in the murderous path of Biblianna's spurned suitor--gangster Raymond Maldonado
The price comparison is for this edition
from Henry Holt & Co (April 1, 1991)
9780805010848 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $35.00
About: When Kinsey Millhone tracks an insurance scam to Biblianna Diaz, she finds herself entangled in the murderous path of Biblianna's spurned suitor--gangster Raymond Maldonado
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312945657 Book cover for 9780816152810
 
Reprint edition from Griffin (July 16, 2013)
9781250029645 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.99
Reprint edition from St Martins Pr (November 27, 2007)
9780312945657 | details & prices | 305 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $8.99
About: #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's PI Kinsey Millhone tackles insurance fraud in her latest outing―and finds that she'll have to commit some deceit of her own to catch a cold-blooded killer…H IS FOR HUSTLER…When PI Kinsey Millhone's good friend and colleague Parnell Perkins is found murdered in the parking lot behind California Fidelity Insurance, she can't believe he had any enemies.
With Stephanie Swofford Bolton | Reissue edition from Crest (May 1, 1995)
9780449454923 | details & prices | List price $6.99
This edition also contains Diving Deeper: 30 Guided Visualizations for Individual and Group Work
About: A Kinsey Millhone mystery.
Reprint edition from Crest (November 1, 1992)
9780449219461 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.99
About: When Kinsey Millhone tracks an insurance scam to Bibianna Diaz, she finds herself entangled in the murderous path of Bibianna's spurned suitor--gangster Raymond Maldonado
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (August 1, 1992)
9780816152810 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $16.95
About: When Kinsey Millhone tracks an insurance scam to Biblianna Diaz, she finds herself entangled in the murderous path of Biblianna's spurned suitor--gangster Raymond Maldonado
Miscellaneous
1 edition from Henry Holt & Co (April 1, 2010)
9781429910873 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $7.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780375420122
 
With Judy Kaye (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (October 1, 2001); titled ""H" Is for Homicide"
9780375420122 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $23.95
About: A Kinsey Millhone mystery.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Abridged edition from Random House (May 1, 1991)
9780394586984 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $18.00
About: When Kinsey Millhone tracks an insurance scam to Biblianna Diaz, she finds herself entangled in the murderous path of Biblianna's spurned suitor, gangster Raymond Maldonado.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613127134 Book cover for 9781417669011
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613127134 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.75
About: When Kinsey Millhone tracks an insurance scam to Bibianna Diaz, she finds herself entangled in the murderous path of Bibianna's spurned suitor--gangster Raymond Maldonado
from Turtleback Books (March 22, 1992)
9781417669011 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.95
About: When Kinsey Millhone tracks an insurance scam to Bibianna Diaz, she finds herself entangled in the murderous path of Bibianna's spurned suitor--gangster Raymond Maldonado

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