W is for Wasted

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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 Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton has become one of the most popular female writers, both in the UK and in the US. Born in Kentucky in 1940, she began her career as a TV scriptwriter before Kinsey Millhone and the 'alphabet' series took off. She plans to take Kinsey all the way through the alphabet to Z. Sue lives and writes in Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky.

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Books by Sue Grafton

I is for Innocent
I is for Innocent
X
X
Kinsey and Me
Kinsey and Me
Q is for Quarry
Q is for Quarry
R is for Ricochet
R is for Ricochet
S is for Silence
S is for Silence
T is for Trespass
T is for Trespass
M is for Malice
M is for Malice
N is for Noose
N is for Noose
O is for Outlaw
O is for Outlaw
P is for Peril
P is for Peril
J is for Judgement
J is for Judgement
K is for Killer
K is for Killer
A is for Alibi
A is for Alibi
B is for Burglar
B is for Burglar
C is for Corpse
C is for Corpse
D is for Deadbeat
D is for Deadbeat
E is for Evidence
E is for Evidence
F is for Fugitive
F is for Fugitive
H is for Homicide
H is for Homicide
V is for Vengeance
V is for Vengeance
G is for Gumshoe
G is for Gumshoe
L is for Lawless
L is for Lawless
U is for Undertow
U is for Undertow

Books in the Series

I is for Innocent
I is for Innocent
X
X
Q is for Quarry
Q is for Quarry
R is for Ricochet
R is for Ricochet
S is for Silence
S is for Silence
T is for Trespass
T is for Trespass
M is for Malice
M is for Malice
N is for Noose
N is for Noose
O is for Outlaw
O is for Outlaw
P is for Peril
P is for Peril
J is for Judgement
J is for Judgement
K is for Killer
K is for Killer
A is for Alibi
A is for Alibi
B is for Burglar
B is for Burglar
C is for Corpse
C is for Corpse
D is for Deadbeat
D is for Deadbeat
E is for Evidence
E is for Evidence
F is for Fugitive
F is for Fugitive
H is for Homicide
H is for Homicide
V is for Vengeance
V is for Vengeance
G is for Gumshoe
G is for Gumshoe
L is for Lawless
L is for Lawless
U is for Undertow
U is for Undertow

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Sue Grafton's Alphabet series

Sue Grafton's Alphabet series

25 July 2016

By Pan Macmillan

Sue Grafton's Alphabet series of novels, featuring clever, feisty and funny Californian private eye Kinsey Millhone, in order from A to X. 

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