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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
Just as interesting as all the other books--she just seems to get better all the time.
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.
I love her character Kinsey Millhone, she has created a great story line and made her an interesting character.
Dense, extremely well-constructed plot with great characters. Terrific turns of phrases, excellent descriptions that visually recreate what's happening as if it's in a movie. Read morePublished 1 day ago by B
I liked how everything came together in the end. I will read more books from her. I have read other books from her and I have enjoyed them. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jean Litaker
This is my favorite of the Alphabet Series. I can't drive past a donation clothes box without wondering if there is something devious going on. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer