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W Is for Wasted Audiobook

W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

Of the #1 New York Times best-selling 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.

©2013 Sue Grafton (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Carolyn 06-04-15
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    "care for those we might dislike"

    As usual , I loved Grafton ' s tightly written, personable mystery with enough predictable plot twists to make me feel smart and surprises to put me in my place.

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    Audreysax 06-03-15
    Audreysax 06-03-15

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    "My first Grafton book"

    I thought the story was slow starting-- in fact, I thought about giving up on it. Once it got going, I didn't want to stop listening! I will definitely but another Grafton mystery.

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    Jacquie Johnson Harrison Twp, MI USA 05-20-15
    Jacquie Johnson Harrison Twp, MI USA 05-20-15 Member Since 2004
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    "W is also for Wonderful"

    I have read the whole series. Kinsey and the other recurring characters have become family.

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    DJones 05-16-15
    DJones 05-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I hope I live to read Z"

    I see why Ms Grafton publishes a new book every two years as opposed to others who put them out every month or so. This book was a masterpiece of familiar characters, intricate plotting and good old research. Wonderful book.

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    Amazon Customer 05-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow read"

    Interesting long stories with lots of side issues including a cat but slow and 10 minutes of excitement at end.

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    Patricia Scherf 05-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Grafton does ot again"

    waiting for August for the next book. second listen. enjoy Kinsey again and again. LOVE having old and new characters.

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    Elizabeth Jackson 05-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Grafton scores again!"

    Not the usual detective "who dun it", but a captivating story, told with compassion. Up to the author's standards (high).

    Well worth the time, and well performed by the narrator. I can hardly wait to see what Ms. Grafton does with X, Y, and Z.

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    W. D. Lurie Canada 04-30-15
    W. D. Lurie Canada 04-30-15 Member Since 2017
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    "One of her best books"

    Much better than expected. Difficult to stop listening. I always wanted to know what came next. Highly recommended. Enjoy it

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    Debbie Sullivan 04-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    What would have made W Is for Wasted better?

    I have always been a fan of Sue Grafton, have read all the Kinsey Milhone books. "W" is for Wasted is the longest, windiest book of hers I have ever read, so much so I'm about ready to quit and do something I have never done----stop listening and fast forward to the end! The story is "OK", you do want to know what happens but the on and on and on gets to you!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


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    Customer Hagerstown, MD USA 02-07-15
    Customer Hagerstown, MD USA 02-07-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Another Great Grafton "

    Kinsey is a well developed character masterfully written by Grafton and brought yo life by Judy Kaye. Don't miss this series.

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