Synopses & Reviews
The first victim was a local PI of suspect reputation whod been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. The other body was found on the beach six weeks latera homeless man with Kinsey Millhones name and number written on a slip of paper in his pants pocket.
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. Not just between the two victims, but also to Kinseys past. And before long Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised
“A realistic female detective, a woman of her times, independent and self-reliant and smart…W is for Wasted
finds Kinsey in perfect form.”—The Star-Ledger
“The story is new, but the familiar Kinsey Millhone is in charge, not afraid to ask questions, take thrilling small risks or challenge the secretary guarding the office tower. Shes funny and quick-thinking, street-smart and kind to stray kittens…a fast-moving, readable novel that bears the mark of a master storyteller.”—Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City, UT)
“Perhaps Americas premier writer of crime fiction…Grafton, as always, combines a gripping story line with further development of one of the most intriguing protagonists in the genre [in] prose that often startles with grace and rich detail.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
About the Author
is the New York Times
bestselling author of the Kinsey Millhone novels. A Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and a winner of Bouchercons Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Crime Writers Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award, she lives in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky.