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W Is for Wasted

Grafton, Sue (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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"-- Provided by publisher. "A novel in Sue Grafton's bestselling alphabet series featuring Kinsey Milhone" / Provided by publisher.
Authors: Grafton, Sue
Title: W is for wasted
Publisher: New York City :, G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,, 2013
Characteristics: 486 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: A Marian Wood Book
Summary: " 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"A novel in Sue Grafton's bestselling alphabet series featuring Kinsey Milhone" / Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780399158988
0399158987
Statement of Responsibility: Sue Grafton
Subject Headings: Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character) Fiction Women private investigators Fiction FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths. bisacsh FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General. bisacsh FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character)
Women private investigators
FICTION Mystery & Detective Women Sleuths
FICTION Mystery & Detective General
FICTION Mystery & Detective Women Sleuths
LCCN: 2013019292
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A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "Another book in the Sue Grafton mysteries. I find the books are well-written with a surprise ending. If you like mysteries, you'll like this book."

Jul 21, 2014
  • ksarnold rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sue Grafton's "W is for Wasted" is a reliably good read; it's on a par with all of her other alphabet-inspired books in this series. Protagonist Kinsey Millhone manages to put herself in the center of a complex circumstance and to come up with the answer to the riddle.

Apr 29, 2014
  • kozakd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you are a fan of the series you will like the read. I like that Grafton has stayed true to the character of Kinsey and hasn't tried to sanitize or change her.

Mar 25, 2014
  • Dori36 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I have read every one of Sue Grafton's "alphabet" series, and enjoyed every single one. This is no exception. WASTED is different from many of her previous books, and since I have lived in two different cities with a lot of homeless people, I was able to empathize with the characters in this one. Grafton is one of my favorite writers, and this book was a fast read (as most of her books are) and did not disappoint.

Mar 19, 2014
  • achoden rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Wasted is a good description for the time that I spent reading this book. It was much too long, detailing Kinsey's daily habits, her physical movements (crossing the room), changing her clothes, etc. I've read it all before in her other novels. Grafton seems to be stuck in time, using phone booths, typewriters, telephone books, etc. when other mystery writers have kept up with the times and technology. The first few books were good, but Kinsey has become boring and dated.

I thought the book was wayyyy to long. Things didn't make sense until about 100 pages from the end. I was excited about the book coming out, since I've enjoyed the other letter books. I stayed with the book only to see how it came together. Don't think I'll read x,y,z unless they have less pages.

Another winner from Sue Grafton. When I was young, I wanted to be Nancy Drew, now I want to have a drink with Sue Grafton or Kinsey Millhone.

Dec 23, 2013
  • athena14 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Is Sue Grafton paid by the word? At least half of this book is unnecessary filler.

Nov 13, 2013
  • meggos rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I have read all the way to W. I would recommend the book if you are reading the alphabet, but if not, don't bother really. It was real wordy and just too much blah. After half the book, you knew who did it and most of why, but it got some more action towards the end. I was actually surprised she kept the money... Looking forward to the rest of the letters.

Oct 31, 2013
  • bookpusher rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved the epilogue, ended just as it should have......now we wait for X

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Sep 18, 2013
  • PrinceBishop rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"...a quick peek revealed Anna sitting at the table with Henry. Except for the boobs, I wasn't jealous of her, but she was getting on my nerves."

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