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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
The characters were great and the story line kept my interest throughout the whole book.
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.
She just has a way of writing that keeps your interest in the story from beginning to end.
I hope she starts on numbers after she finishes the alphabet. Some books are better than others but I enjoyed all of themPublished 1 day ago by JudyR
I loved the book. I am just sorry I only have one more in the series to readPublished 4 days ago by Patricia
It was a good read, not her best, but okay. I've read all of her books over the years, and gave this a good rating though I the ending was a little too predictable.Published 5 days ago by Catherine A. Sellers
Excellent. A real page turner. I could hardly put the book down.Published 11 days ago by Elizabeth Crow
Another good book by Sue Grafton and should be another favorite enjoyed by her fans.Published 13 days ago by Loretta L. Gilliland