W is for Wasted

by Sue Grafton

Part of the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series Series

Crime / Mystery

W is for Wasted Synopsis

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 ...

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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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780330512794
Publication date: 14/08/2014
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780230745889
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Publisher: Mantle an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330512794
Publication date: 14th August 2014
Author: Sue Grafton
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 608 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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, ...

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