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W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  

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Kinsey Millhone finds two dead bodies, one a dodgy detective, the other a stranger, a vagrant. So we follow two stories with the vagrant having a fascinating connection to Kinsey. With 23 books drip-feeding us snippets on Kinsey it’s interesting to see her background develop here. We get more detail about her father … and so the plot thickens.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Kinsey Millhone has one of her toughest cases: a private investigator is murdered near Santa Teresa beach, and a rough sleeper is found dead, with no trace of identification. One case appears to be murder, the other death from natural causes, but Kinsey begins to find some surprising links between the two men. Sue Grafton’s laser-sharp ability to read (and reproduce) human behaviour has made her long-running female private-eye series a reader favourite. Her gumshoe Kinsey Millhone does not lend herself to easy categorisation. While undoubtedly a survivor, and preternaturally gifted in getting under the skins of those she encounters, Kinsey has a chameleon-like skill that helps put her witnesses and suspects at ease.
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Synopsis

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

Two dead men 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 Private Investigator Kinsey 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 links begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey finds the key to his identity ...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 ...

About the Author

Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. She’s an international bestseller with a readership in the millions. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents. In 2008 she was awarded the prestigious CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on KINSEY MILLHONE...

Sue Grafton’s feisty California investigator first appeared in 1982’s A IS FOR ALIBI and has rushed through the alphabet ever since, detecting evil and becoming everybody’s favourite, with a gallery of recurring minor characters that is a sheer delight. She is now sadly approaching the end of her run, with T IS FOR TRESPASS, her latest adventure. Nobody does it better. American crime at its classiest.

Kinsey Millhone series:
1. A is for Alibi
2. B Is for Burglar
3. C Is for Corpse
4. D Is for Deadbeat
5. E Is for Evidence
6. F Is for Fugitive
7. G Is for Gumshoe
8. H Is for Homicide
9. I Is for Innocent
10. J Is for Judgement
11. K Is for Killer
12. L Is for Lawless
13. M Is for Malice
14. N Is for Noose
15. O Is for Outlaw
16. P Is for Peril
17. Q Is For Quarry
18. R Is for Ricochet
19. S Is for Silence
20. T Is for Trespass
21. U Is for Undertow

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Book Info

Publication date

14th August 2014

Author

Sue Grafton

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780330512794

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