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Amazon Exclusive: A Letter from Sue Grafton
As with the last several books in the series, V Is for Vengeance was a long time in the making. I work by trial and error, keeping a running account of the process in journals that in this case totaled 967 single-spaced pages. It took me from March, 2009 until March, 2010 to settle on a storyline, and after that, it was ten months of hard labor. Women give birth to babies in less time, but surely without as much suffering. Brave soul that I am, I stuck with it, picking my way painstakingly from beginning to middle to end.
What sets the narrative in motion is Kinsey Millhone’s spotting a shoplifter in an upscale department store. She alerts a sales clerk, who in turn notifies Security, which results in the woman’s arrest. Within two days, the sticky-fingered thief has taken a dive off a four-hundred-foot-high bridge, leaving her fiancé with troubling questions. While the overall subject matter is organized retail theft, of greater concern to Ms. Millhone is the fact that at the height of the action, shortly before she’s punched in the face, she realizes it’s her thirty-eighth birthday and thus ends up celebrating the milestone with a broken nose and two black eyes.
--Sue Grafton, November, 2011
I love her character Kinsey Millhone, she has created a great story line and made her an interesting character.
The books in this series are a fast read, and can usually be finished in one sitting - mainly, because you just can't put them down.
It kept my mind sharp while reading the different story lines and I admire the way they all came together in the end.
I absolutely love Sue Grafton and this series. This one did not disappointPublished 1 day ago by Jgiove
This Kinsey Milhone book did keep me riveted to it. However, it seemed a little disjointed in a couple of parts, and overall very sad. Read morePublished 2 days ago by JR
This is a good story. Not great , but good. My wife found the plot a bit difficult to follow. I thought it was well written and exciting. Read morePublished 3 days ago by andrew Duffus
I'm a great Sue Grafton fan so I'm never disappointed with her novels - will really miss Kinsey when I finish reading the Z book!Published 5 days ago by Angela Stockton
A particularly complex entry in the series, with several well-developed characters and plot lines that come together nicely.Published 6 days ago by Nancy Stevens
SG is always wonderful and never disappoints. along with the usual goodies, this one is notable for its dysfunctional gangster family. well-crafted, exciting story.Published 7 days ago by Zangiku
Sue Grafton made sure her readers had a strong, well paced plot and interesting developed characters to follow. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Juanita Bradstreet