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"J" is for Judgment
"J" is for Judgment | Sue Grafton
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"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.
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BookwormM
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#KinseyaWeek book 10

Solid 3⭐️

Interesting central mystery but even more interesting are the revelations about Kinsey herself and how she reacts to what she learns.

sisilia Omg you are doing a re-read. I haven‘t read Y 😌 I was hoping for a re-read before I finally hit the end. It‘s sad that we‘ll never get to Z 1w
BookwormM @sisilia it is Sue Grafton‘s passing that prompted my reread I can‘t remember how far I got originally I think around the N mark 1w
sisilia I miss her @BookwormM She replied to my message in Facebook years ago. I complimented her candid descriptions in B is for Burglar, and she claimed that she couldnt remember that she wrote it 😆 1w
BookwormM @sisilia that is a great memory for you to treasure 1w
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emilycoc
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Sometimes, all you need is a quiet Sunday where you do nothing but read a book start to end. That‘s how I spent my Sunday. ***EDIT: I‘m still reading A Complicated Kindness. I just took a break from it today. #sorrynotsorry

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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#cloudlibrary

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Bowietrek
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The best I have read in the series. Gives details about Kinsey‘s past and introduces her to some family members. Excellent story and very well written.

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IamIamIam
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I made it to the 10th book in the series! 😳 This story ended up flat for me. I didn't enjoy the resolution although I did like the introduction of Kinsey's extended and so far unknown family and her struggle to cope with the news and potential relationships. I'm excited to see where that goes! #Booked2019 #FemaleDetective
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Yay!!! You finished before the return date 😄 9mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen 😂🎉🤣🎉 And I was notified that 5 people were waiting for it! Libby is SO pushy!!! LOL 9mo
Cinfhen Ha!!!! I‘ve NEVER seen that 😂😂😂 9mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Ugh, it's the new update! On the shelf, on top of your book, there's a notification of how many people are waiting! It jumped up by 2 by the time I was done! 9mo
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IamIamIam
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I think one of my favorite things about Kinsey Millhone is her crush on Henry, the landlord. Every time he's mentioned, all I picture is Paul Newman, and who doesn't love him??? ☺☺☺

Bookzombie It‘s one of my favorite things about her too. 9mo
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IamIamIam
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I'm late for my date with Kinsey Millhone... lol, this is due in 7 days! No rush...
#Booked2019 #FemaleDetective
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen You can do it👊🏼 9mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen LOL, thanks for the encouragement!!! This is an easy 1.5X so that does help!! 9mo
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xicanti
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Book: Jane, Unlimited
Author: N.K. Jemisin
TV Show: Jessica Jones (except CRAP, I should've said Jane the Virgin, what is WRONG with me)
Food: jalapeño poppers

#manicmonday

Guildedearlobe Loved Jessica Jones, especially the first season. Bonus points for the alliteration. 1y
JoScho Jessica Jones is a good one 🖤 1y
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Aloisi_tribe
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📙Jurassic Park
✍🏻 Shirley Jackson
🎞 Jaws 🦈
🍬Jelly beans

#manicmonday #letterj @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕🦖 1y
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catherine2
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I‘m only 2 books away from hitting the 100 mark for the year (so far). I think this will be #99, but not sure what will be #100!?

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PenguinInFlight
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5. I loved this one. After a couple of slow movers, Grafton was back on track with this installment. On to K! #atoyreread

EDIT: One thing I‘ve noticed since the start and continues to bug me - the body shaming. See my GR review for more, if you‘re interested, but in this book in particular, a 140lb, 5‘10 woman is “a big woman”. IN WHAT UNIVERSE?!

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PenguinInFlight
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Nailed it. #quotsy #atoyreread

RaimeyGallant It does! That's why it's scary. 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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My reading companion was rather put out that I had both hands on my book and was not petting her, and let me know it by whining softly and giving me the stink eye. Guess who is reading one-handed now? 😂❤️🐶 #Twinkle #dogsofLitsy

DGRachel ❤️🐶❤️ 2y
tpixie So sweet ♥️ 🐶♥️ 2y
SandyW 🐶 But would you want it any other way? 2y
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PenguinInFlight @tpixie She really is the sweetest. She loves to cuddle. 2y
PenguinInFlight @SandyW No, not at all! LOL. She‘s such a good girl. ❤️ She‘ll be 10 in August. 2y
JoScho So sweet. Dogs are the best ❤️ 2y
introvertedbooks Awe so cute ❤ 2y
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
LauraBeth Well hello Twinkle 😍 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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And she thought the environment was bad in 1993... 😔 #atoyreread #quotsy

EllanaRose I first read that line in 2004 when I was 14 and thought the same as you. Reading it now? Yea things weren't quite as bad as they are now... 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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Current view. I‘ve been bouncing back and forth between my ebook and physical copy...my ereader is easier to haul back and forth to work and I don‘t have to worry about the cover getting damaged.

(Hearing a lot of “pew pew pew” in the background😂- hubs is playing Battlefield II.) #gamerwife #atoyreread

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PenguinInFlight
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I did it! I finally joined LT and scanned my first book! I have no idea what I‘m doing (I used the phone app and it comes with zero instruction) but I‘ve taken the leap. 💪🏻

I‘m PenguinInFlight on there as well. ☺️#LitsytoLT

Smangela Lol I‘m walking around with my eyes closed in there 😂 I‘m Smangela on there too! I‘ll try to figure out how to find you now 😂😂😂 2y
PenguinInFlight @Smangela Yay! ❤️ I have literally no idea what I‘m doing, but I did save some how-to vids from the Facebook forum that someone nicely shared for newbies.☺️ I‘m going to mess around with it on my day off this week and see if I can figure out the basics, at least. 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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Woke up with chest cold symptoms. 😝Currently doped up on DayQuil, covered in Breathe Again essential oils, and curled up on the couch. 😷🤧 My husband has been keeping the tea with honey and lemon coming. ❤️❤️ #atoyreread

robinb Feel better soon! 2y
Andrew65 Get well soon. 🤧 2y
rohit-sawant Hope you feel better! 2y
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TheLibrarian Fell better soon. 2y
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 2y
PenguinInFlight @cobwebmoth thank you! 💜💜 Just have to make it through today, and I have Tuesday off to rest again. 💪🏻 2y
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PenguinInFlight
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If I remember correctly (and I‘m pretty sure I do), this one is REALLY good. 🙌🏻 #quotsy #atoyreread

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PenguinInFlight
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I just realized I had a first edition copy of J is for Judgement! 🤗❤️(Really feeling the 90‘s vibes from the hot pink and neon orange print on the front. 😂 It was released in 1992.)

shanaqui Yeeeaah, that cover screams 90s! 2y
PenguinInFlight @shanaqui Doesn‘t it, though? I burst out laughing when I pulled it off the shelf. 😂 2y
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csimmer23
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#riotgrams red, white, and a little pink

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tournevis
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Well, whadayano?
playjudgey.com

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peaknit
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Ok that was pretty entertaining! And the blurb is sort of spot on...😂 thanks @RestlessFickleBookSlut

Sace Bravo for fairness! 2y
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Sace
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Well I knew that. That's why I don't judge by covers and always read the blurbs as well.

http://playjudgey.com

Thanks for sharing @Marchpane and @monkeygirlsmama

peaknit Thanks for posting this, good early morning entertainment:) 2y
Librarianaut Lol- that was fun! 2y
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Sace @Librarianaut @peaknit @Foragingfantasy I'm enjoying all the results. So far I'm the only Cranky McJudgerson though. 😔 2y
monkeygirlsmama I played a second round of 10 and got this one. I do judge by covers, so it fits. LoL 2y
BarbaraBB I am the Judgeyest... all horrible covers 😂😂 2y
OrangeMooseReads I got the same with 80% 2y
Sace Group hug! #coverjudgersunite 2y
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GlitterGirl
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Another obvious choice for #AndItsAugust #StartswithJ but I love the Alphabet Novels so much!
@RealLifeReading

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Africa_Reads
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A very nice and entertaining read. It was mysterious and full of suspense and unexpected twists and turns.

Brilliantly written. Kinsey is my favourite fictional character, just the way she is portrayed makes me proud of being a woman.

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Susanita
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Somewhere off the coast of Mexico... TFW you think someone is #missing but he's not. #maybookflowers

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ErinC
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#youbethejudge for #BotM: I would make a great judge because I have my own personal Rory Gilmore to help me! #dogsoflitsy #rorygilmore #gilmoregirls

tpixie ❤️🐶❤️ 3y
MrBook 😊👍🏻 3y
ValerieAndBooks Aww! I'd vote for that face !! 3y
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EllanaRose
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I'm still nostalgic about this series but it is a very flawed series. I love the mystery that unfurls in this one though #LitsyAtoZ

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EllanaRose
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I just wanted to say a huge congratulations to everyone who, like me, doesn't have enough hours left in the day to complete #24in48 but still keeps reading. You are awesome.

CocoReads Any reading is good reading, whether you do 24 or not! 3y
EllanaRose @CocoReads So very true! 3y
Megabooks You can still have fun! No pressure! 3y
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[DELETED] 853593837 You gave it a good shot ☺ My sleep is so unpredictable I'd never be able to guarantee being awake for 24hrs out of 48hrs never mind read for that long 😂 3y
EllanaRose @Ebooksandcooks So true! I even discovered Serial Reader so that's fun. @Reviews_Randomness Honestly I'm the same. I sleep usually for 14hrs a day, but I wanted to push myself just to see if I could. I'm totally going to try again next time. 3y
bookwormgirls88 Not sure if I can make it either! I'm going to check after I finish this audiobook; I'm so close! 3y
bookwormgirls88 @EllanaRose FOURTEEN????????????????? 3y
EllanaRose @bookwormgirls88 I'm disabled. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome type 3 causing chronic pain amongst other symptoms. So yeah. Fourteen hours of sleep a day is my normal 3y
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EllanaRose
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Literally unable to complete #24in48. It is currently. 9.30am and I have more than 15hrs to go. Time doesn't work like that sadly. I'm going to nap since I've been awake since 3am but I'll try to continue when I wake up. I tried so hard but all the technical issues yesterday and going out for a new phone just didn't help.

DebinHawaii You still did great! Feel good about how much reading you got done! 👍📚😀 3y
LazyOwl You had a go and the main idea is to enjoy reading 😊 3y
Mtroiano You're doing better than I am! 3y
EllanaRose @DebinHawaii Thank you, I do, but also a little annoyed with myself; I could have done it but I had a break and lost track of time. @LazyOwl Absolutely and I did, but dammit I could have done it! @Mtroiano Keep going! We can do this! 3y
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Jamesmelvinmitchell
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Sue Grafton makes it a great treat to read, this one was awesome. So now on to "K is for Killer" these are great comfort reads.

Susanita I heard an interview with her on NPR about this book when it was published. I read it and in the process discovered my favorite author! 3y
Jamesmelvinmitchell @Susanita she really is awesome. 3y
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AliceInWonderLibrary
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She actually said teehee, it really tickled my funny bone.

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