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"N" is for Noose
"N" is for Noose | Sue Grafton
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Kinsey Millhone should have done something else--she should have turned the car in the direction of home. Instead, she was about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career. Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office--a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townsfolk were saddened but not surprised: Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much, and exercised too little. That plus an appetite for junk food made him a poster boy for an American Heart Association campaign. Newquist's widow didn't doubt the coroner's report. But what Selma couldn't accept was not knowing what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. What was it that had made him prowl restlessly at night, that had him brooding constantly? Selma Newquist wanted closure, and the only way she'd get it was if she found out what it was that had so bedeviled her husband. Kinsey should have dumped the case. It was vague and hopeless, like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, she set up shop in Nota Lake, where she found that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood. Very likely, her own."N" Is for Noose: a novel in which Kinsey Millhone becomes the target and an entire town seems in for the kill.
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janeycanuck
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For me, this was one of the more clever instalments from Grafton. There was some great tension created halfway through the book, which I haven't found to be typical from the Kinsey Millhone books so that was also a nice change of pace.

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Susanita
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Of course I‘m using this for the #startswithN prompt! When I bought this, I didn‘t think it would bother me that it was in small hardback format while the rest of her hardbacks in my collection are standard format. It turns out that it bothered me! So I took it to a book swap and exchanged it for something else.

Long story short, I don‘t have the book anymore. Other than Z that will never happen 😢 I have all the rest. #gratefulharvest

Eggs 📚🧡📚 11mo
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TamTracy
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TamTracy
"N" is for Noose | Sue Grafton

Top 3 books this year:
The Girl with the louding voice
The Invisible Life of Addie Larie
11-22-63

#mbcreadathon #mbcbookfrogsreadathon4

MonthlyBookClub entered! 14mo
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TamTracy
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I‘m expecting more time to read this weekend!
#mbcreadathon #mbcbookfrogsreadathon3

MonthlyBookClub For this check-in, we will need a timer screenshot to be entered! 14mo
TamTracy @MonthlyBookClub oops!!!! Here it is 14mo
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emilycoc
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This is one of the Sue Grafton novels that I DON'T remember reading before. It's great! Holds up so well with the rest.

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emilycoc
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Greetings from my back deck aka my favourite spot in the house. I decided to stick to Sue Grafton to keep me on my book streak. #booksixof2021

rubyslippersreads Can‘t go wrong with Kinsey! 😃 1y
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NatalieR
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Kinsey is hired by the widow of a detective to find out what was troubling him at the time of his sudden death. Tom Newquist was unsettled and restless prior to his heart attack; was it a case he was working on or was he being unfaithful? Kinsey‘s presence in Nota Lake is not welcome the longer she stays and keeps asking questions. #MountTBR

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Susanita
"N" is for Noose | Sue Grafton
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Kinsey goes to a little mountain town to try to solve a mystery, but she finds that the people who live there aren‘t just suspicious and unhelpful. They‘re mean and nasty to her, and she barely makes it out alive. These people irked me so much, I wanted to jump into the book and punch them all in the face!

#startswithN
#forevernovember

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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BookwormM
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#KinseyaWeek

Another great addition to the series I love all the snarky comments sadly the need for girls to prove ourselves has not yet gone away

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Bowietrek
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I‘ve actually never read this one. What a great surprise. Wonder if there are any more I somehow failed to read. I feel like I have been given the most wonderful gift. it is a good one. The plot is very intricate and detailed. The characters are well written and fascinating. This is the best of the series I think.

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hes7
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#5—N

1. Nightmarchers
2. Nearly Headless Nick
3. Nettles
4. Nachos
5. Nox
6. Nissan Altima 😂
7. Nearly Departed
8. Natasha
9. Nice to meet you!
10. Newt
11. Nose
12. Notebook

#scarathlon #teamslaughter

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TK421
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This was a fun quiz. Thanks @RealLifeReading 😊

Mary Norton - I loved the borrowers as a kid.

Nienor - The tragically fated sister of Turin.

Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman at his best.

The Naturalist - serial killer or grizzly bear attack? Sounds interesting to me.

The Name of the Wind - the start of Patrick Rothfuss' masterpiece.

#alphabetbookishquiz

JazzFeathers Quite a remarkable list 😁 3y
RealLifeReading Oh the Borrowers were books I read and reread as a kid! I loved all the quirky names of the characters 3y
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Susanita
"N" is for Noose | Sue Grafton
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This is all of Saturday‘s #bookhaul that‘s not destined for my #sockswap match. Yes, that‘s laundry to be put away on the bed in the background. It‘s been that kind of day.
This month‘s reading was a little light, but I do have several books in progress FWIW.
-Alice in Wonderland & Thru Looking Glass 😺
-The Nightmare 😱
-The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues 💙
#adulting #aprilwrapup #hopintospring #aprilbookishmadness

vkois88 Sounds like a good line up... I'm curious about your Book Club Journal though. What's it like?? 4y
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EllanaRose
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Mehso-so

I think my Goodreads review is accurate. It's good but not great

Missusb I so don't remember this one specifically, but I kept going, so I must have thought it was ok. 6y
EllanaRose @Missusb Kinsey is hired to look into the final weeks of a detective that died. He was working on two murders at the time and there was talk of an affair. And it was OK, but it was *just* OK, you know? 6y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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#TBT last year at this time I was trying to figure out where I left off in this series. Turns out I re-read two of the books. But I love every minute of Kinsey's sleuthing!

Suzze I'm on S. Reading slowly as Z will be it, I assume! 6y
Bookzombie I love this series! I re-listen to them often. One of my comfort series. 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Suzze I'm up to T and will probably listen to U soon. I've listened to most of them rather than reading them. I love the narrator. And I agree with @Bookzombie - it's a comfort series! 6y
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Bookzombie @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love the narrator too! 6y
ValerieAndBooks I just posted a throwback Thursday about this series. I keep telling myself I should re-read from the beginning, now that Grafton is near the end of the alphabet! 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ValerieAndBooks You should! I'm getting more interested in finishing from Litsy posts! 6y
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