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W is For Wasted: Kinsey Millhone Mystery

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Written By: Sue Grafton

Narrated By: Judy Kaye

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: September 2013

Duration: 6 hours 14 minutes


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.


  • Amy F.

    Love its

  • Claudia S

    I have listened to all of Sue Grafton's books up through X and this was a good one. I really enjoyed it as it is very suspenseful. There were times when it was hard to make myself put it down. As always Judy Kaye makes the characters come to life.

  • Becky Duffy

    I have enjoyed all of her books.

  • Becki Jones

    Never a dusappintment! Her books get better as toy read them! This one is a must!!

  • Anonymous

    What a wonderful winning combination - the incomparable, Tony Winner Judy Kaye and the consistently astounding Sue Grafton. The characters are comfortably familiar and the story is complex and mysterious enough to hold your undivided attention beginning to end. This author and actor are always a win-win proposition.

  • Frank Hornbaker

    always great book startef from a now w great so far

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