W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

Filed under:Kinsey Millhone,Mystery,Series — posted by Randolph on January 3, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

A homeless man died on the beach. Nothing that would interest Kinsey, except that he had her phone number in his pocket, a man she’d never met. With business being slow, and being the curious person she is, the had to find out who he was. But, as with many mysteries, little is as it seems. This story takes some odd and unexpected turns as Kinsey investigates.

In this book, Kinsey confronts past associates as unrelated stories begin to interlock. Kinsey gets to know some homeless people, Sue Grafton give them full and interesting characters that feel real.

Another portion of the book involves Kinsey’s relatives. She encounters relatives on her father’s side and starts to address he thoughts about family and her independence again.

The book moves well and has interesting characters and plot lines. It is a must for anyone reading the series, and would make a good stand-alone mystery.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace