Sunday, September 22, 2013

ARE YOU LISTENING? W IS FOR WASTED: BY SUE GRAFTON--A PREVIEW

 WELCOME TO BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S" 
ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY'S
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE....

 
W IS FOR WASTED 
Read by Judy Kaye
 BY SUE GRAFTON

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Of the #1 New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone series, NPR said, “Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters.”

Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I’d never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue.

The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He’d been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He’d been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone’s name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

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. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. “And just like that,” she says, “the lid to Pandora’s box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself.”

In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised.

W is for . . . wanderer . . . worthless . . . wronged . . .

W is for wasted.
 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sue Grafton first introduced Kinsey Millhone in the Alphabet Series in 1982 and since then, both writer and heroine have become icons. Ms. Grafton is a writer who consistently breaks the bonds of genre while never writing the same book twice. Ms. Grafton is also a fan of her work on audio, saying that she's "acquired hundreds of new converts to the books from people who hear them first on cd."  She continued to say that audiobooks are a "wonderful form of literary cross-pollination and a great way to expand the audience for this series." Ms. Grafton lives in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky.
 
ABOUT THE NARRATOR:
Judy Kaye received the Tony Award® for her performance in The Phantom of the Opera and was nominated for two other Tony® awards: for her portrayal of Rosie in Mamma Mia, the ABBA musical, and her starring role as the singer Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir. She has performed with such opera companies and orchestras as  the New York City Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and the London Symphony Orchestra.
 
AN EXCERPT FROM W IS FOR WASTED:
Two dead men changed the course of my life that fall. 
One of them I knew and the other I’d never laid eyes
on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was Pete
Wolinsky, an unscrupulous private detective I’d met
years before through Byrd-Shine Investigations, 
where I’d served my apprenticeship. I worked for 
Ben Byrd and Morley Shine for three years, amassing
the six thousand hours I needed for my license. The
two were old-school private eyes, hard-working, 
tireless, and inventive. While Ben and Morley did 
business with Pete on occasion, they didn’t think
much of him. He was morally shabby, disorganized,
and irresponsible with money. In addition, he was
constantly pestering them for work, since his 
marketing skills were minimal and his reputation 
too dubious to recommend him without an outside
push. Byrd-Shine might subcontract the odd stretch
of surveillance to him or assign him a routine records
search, but his name never appeared on a client report.
TO FINISH READING THIS EXCERPT FROM W IS FOR
WASTED, VISIT SUE GRAFTON'S WEBSITE HERE.

JUST A FEW SUE GRAFTON BOOKS...HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
                      

                    

                       
Sunday, September 22, 2013 
Best Sellers


#1.  W IS FOR WASTED, by Sue Grafton. (Marian Wood/Putnam.) A homeless man inexplicably leaves $600,000 to Kinsey Millhone.  
IF YOU ARE A FAN OF THIS SERIES, YOU MAY WANT TO RUN GET YOUR COPY SINCE IT IS SO POPULAR AND NOW #1 ON THE BEST SELLER LIST!

9 comments:

Karen B said...

I love this series but have never listened to it. My mom and I used to discuss and exchange books whenever we were visiting each other. Good memories.

kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Sue Farrell said...

I think I read up through K--then I got too busy at work to keep up on all the series that I enjoyed. Now I'll be retiring soon so I will have the time to get caught up on all the action I've missed.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I love murder mysteries. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Bingo said...

I must be the only person who never got started on this alphabet series, Sue, so I also have a lot to catch up on and guess I will start with this one. Karen, I envy you being able to share that with your Mom and have those memories. I lost my mom when I was a young housewife and we never got to that. Tore, sorry this isn't a giveaway if you haven't read about my break from regular blogging, check my September 13 post...sorry!

Carol N Wong said...

You are not the only one who hasn't read any of this series! Looking at when it started, in 1982, I barely had time to read back then. I was working a full time job and a part time job and had a ten year old to take to different activities. Now I can read!

Her book sounds good, would like to go to the library and start with "A" some day!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

I have read a few of the books but certainly not all of them. I still have more in my bookcases. They are always interesting but I have so many others to read, too. I need variety.

Margie said...

I read a few of the beginning stories, then got away from them. Sounds like maybe I should go back and read them. I think they would be fun to hear on video.

Tina said...

I've read them all...and can't wait to dive into this one. I've listened to several of them and they are great in audio

tbranco24 at gmail dot com

Bingo said...

I saw on Sue Grafton's website where you can buy the whole set of books from A on for a bit over $300. Now THAT would be a great prize to give away! No, it isn't me doing it but wish I could!

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