W Is for Wasted

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Sep 10, 2013 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Of the #1 New York Times?bestselling Kinsey Millhone series, NPR said, ?Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters.

Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue.

The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes.

But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. ?And just like that, she says, ?the lid to Pandora's box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself.

In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised.

W is for . . . wanderer . . . worthless . . . wronged . . .

W is for wasted.

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Sue Grafton writes a good yarn! - Goodreads
Very disappointed in the sluggish pace and slow plot. - Goodreads
Long book but a good wrap it all up ending. - Goodreads
Good read but a rushed unconvincing ending. - Goodreads
I read these novels for the writing style. - Goodreads
However, the overall premise was interesting. - Goodreads

Review: W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone #23)

User Review  - Sandi - Goodreads

As usual, I loved the story and Kinsey! I think after the alphabet she should start on numbers so they last forever. I would not like the world without Kinsey Millhone in it. Sue Grafton always comes up with great stories that frame her main characters and entertain. She has never disappointed me. Read full review

Review: W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone #23)

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Thoroughly enjoyed the interplay of characters in the most recent story of Kinsey Millhone's detective series. This was an easy read with enjoyable, subtle humor. I find myself most reflective of the ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

SUE GRAFTON lives in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky.

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