W is for Wasted Book
Score: 3.5
From 49 Ratings

W is for Wasted


  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399575242

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W is for Wasted Excerpt :

"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.'"

X Book

X


  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447260189

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X Excerpt :

X is the New York Times number 1 bestseller and thrilling, twenty-fourth book in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series from Sue Grafton. In hindsight, I marvel at how clueless I was . . . What I ask myself even now is whether I should have picked up the truth any faster than I did, which is to say not fast enough . . . When a glamorous red head wishes to locate the son she put up for adoption thirty-two years ago, it seems like an easy two hundred bucks for private investigator Kinsey Millhone. But when a cop tells her she was paid with marked bills, and Kinsey's client is nowhere to be found, it becomes apparent this mystery woman has something to hide. Riled, Kinsey won't stop until she's found out who fooled her and why. Meanwhile, the widow of the recently murdered P. I. – and Kinsey's old friend – Pete Wolinsky, needs help with her IRS audit. This seemingly innocuous task takes a treacherous turn when Kinsey finds a coded list amongst her friend's files. It soon leads her to an unhinged man with a catalogue of ruined lives left in his wake. And despite the devastation, there isn't a single conviction to his name. It seems this sociopath knows exactly how to cause chaos without leaving a trace. As Kinsey delves deeper into the investigation she quickly becomes the next target of this tormentor. But can Kinsey prove her case against him before she becomes the next victim?

 B  is for Burglar Book
Score: 3.5
From 53 Ratings

B is for Burglar


  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429922258

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B is for Burglar Excerpt :

B is for Burglar, from Sue Grafton's #1 New York Times bestselling Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series Beverly Danziger looked like an expensive, carefully wrapped package from a good but conservative shop. Only her compulsive chatter hinted at the nervousness beneath her cool surface. It was a nervousness out of all proportion to the problem she placed before Kinsey Millhone. There was an absent sister. A will to be settled--a matter of only a few thousand dollars. Mrs. Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars. And she didn't seem like someone longing for a family reunion. Still, business was slow, and even a private investigator has bills to pay. Millhone took the job. It looked routine. Elaine Boldt's wrappings were a good deal flashier than her sister's, but they signaled the same thing: The lady had money. A rich widow in her early forties, she owned a condo in Boca Raton and another in Santa Teresa. According to the manager of the California building, she was last seen draped in her $12,000 lynx coat heading for Boca Raton. According to the manager of the Florida building, she never got there. But someone else had and she was camping out illegally in Mrs. Boldt's apartment. The job was beginning to seem a bit less routine. It turned tricky when Beverly Danziger ordered Millhone to drop the case and it took on an ominous quality when Aubrey Danziger surfaced, making all kinds of wild accusations about his wife. But it only became sinister when Millhone learned that just days before Elaine Boldt went missing, her next-door neighbor and bridge partner had been murdered and the killer was still at large. A house destroyed by arson. A brutally murdered a woman. A missing lynx coat. An apartment burgled of valueless papers, another ransacked in a melée of mindless destruction. And more murder. As Millhone digs deeper into the case, she finds herself in a nightmarish hall of mirrors in which reality is distorted by illusion and nothing--exce

 A  is for Alibi Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

A is for Alibi


  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429901345

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A is for Alibi Excerpt :

READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL! Take it from the top in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone—and a hot new attitude—to crime fiction... A IS FOR AVENGER A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she's got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. A IS FOR ACCUSED That's why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she's out on parole and needs Kinsey's help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki's bad name won't be easy. A IS FOR ALIBI If there's one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it's playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer—and sharper—than she imagined. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"

Four Sue Grafton Novels Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Four Sue Grafton Novels


  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101163399

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Four Sue Grafton Novels Excerpt :

A collection of four novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling Alphabet series starring private investigator Kinsey Millhone. In these chilling mysteries Kinsey Millhone reopens a cold case from 1969, babysits a rebellious heiress, tracks down a missing mother, and takes on a sociopath working as a caregiver. This collection includes: Q is for Quarry, R is for Ricochet, S is for Silence and T is for Trespass

 C  Is for Corpse Book
Score: 3.5
From 42 Ratings

C Is for Corpse


  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1986-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429922371

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C Is for Corpse Excerpt :

You haven't read a thriller until you read #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's novels with her unforgettable P.I. Kinsey Millhone... "C" is for Corpse He was young-maybe twenty or so-and he must once have been a good-looking kid. Kinsey could see that. But now his body was covered in scars, his face half-collapsed. It saddened Kinsey and made her curious. She could see he was in a lot of pain. But for three weeks, as Kinsey'd watched him doggedly working out at the local gym, putting himself through a grueling exercise routine, he never spoke. Then one Monday morning when there was no one else in the gym, Bobby Callahan approached her. His story was hard to credit: a murderous assault by a tailgating car on a lonely rural road, a roadside smash into a canyon 400 feet below, his Porsche a bare ruin, his best friend dead. The doctors had managed to put his body back together again-sort of. His mother's money had seen to that. What they couldn't fix was his mind, couldn't restore the huge chunks of memory wiped out by the crash. Bobby knew someone had tried to kill him, but he didn't know why. He knew he had the key to something that made him dangerous to the killer, but he didn't know what it was. And he sensed that someone was still out there, ready to pounce at the first sign his memory was coming back. He'd been to the cops, but they'd shrugged off his story. His family thought he had a screw loose. But he was scared-scared to death. He wanted to hire Kinsey. His case didn't have a whole lot going for it, but he was hard to resist: young, brave, hurt. She took him on. And three days later, Bobby Callahan was dead. Kinsey Millhone never welshed a deal. She'd been hired to stop a killing. Now she'd find the killer. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for

 N  is for Noose Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

N is for Noose


  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429913430

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N is for Noose Excerpt :

"SMART AND SASSY" (New York Times) P.I. Kinsey Millhone is at it again in "N" is for Noose—another thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton Kinsey Millhone should have done something else--she should have turned the car in the direction of home. Instead, she was about to put herself in the gravest jeopardy of her career. Tom Newquist had been a detective in the Nota Lake sheriff's office--a tough, honest cop respected by everyone. When he died suddenly, the townsfolk were saddened but not surprised: Just shy of sixty-five, Newquist worked too hard, smoked too much, and exercised too little. That plus an appetite for junk food made him a poster boy for an American Heart Association campaign. Newquist's widow didn't doubt the coroner's report. But what Selma couldn't accept was not knowing what had so bothered Tom in the last six weeks of his life. What was it that had made him prowl restlessly at night, that had him brooding constantly? Selma Newquist wanted closure, and the only way she'd get it was if she found out what it was that had so bedeviled her husband. Kinsey should have dumped the case. It was vague and hopeless, like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, she set up shop in Nota Lake, where she found that looking for a needle in a haystack can draw blood. Very likely, her own."N" Is for Noose: a novel in which Kinsey Millhone becomes the target and an entire town seems in for the kill. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"

A Wasted Life Book

A Wasted Life


  • Author : Marlo Scott
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440173813

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A Wasted Life Excerpt :

It's Christmas Eve. Nina Martino relishes having her Italian-American family gathered around the dinner table in her Florida home, enjoying their traditional Italian feast. The music and wine combine to create a harmonious, joyful atmosphere, one that Nina loves. Then she gets an unexpected phone call from her estranged father. There goes the party... A once powerful air-traffic controller and ruthless union leader, Joey Martino is a shadow of his former self, living in a small apartment in the Bronx with hardly two nickels to his name. But Nina remembers all too vividly those tumultuous, sometimes violent years of her childhood, and she and her father's relationship has only deteriorated further since then. Unfortunately, Joey has some news for his daughter that puts an entirely different spin on things: he is dying of cancer. What follows is an extraordinary story of a father-daughter relationship strained by time and memory, yet ripe for forgiveness and a new beginning. Through Nina and Joey's eyes, A Wasted Life dramatically reveals the regret of forgotten dreams and shows how family shapes our very being.

The Art of the Wasted Day Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

The Art of the Wasted Day


  • Author : Patricia Hampl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698407497

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The Art of the Wasted Day Excerpt :

“A sharp and unconventional book — a swirl of memoir, travelogue and biography of some of history's champion day-dreamers.” —Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air" A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydream The Art of the Wasted Day is a picaresque travelogue of leisure written from a lifelong enchantment with solitude. Patricia Hampl visits the homes of historic exemplars of ease who made repose a goal, even an art form. She begins with two celebrated eighteenth-century Irish ladies who ran off to live a life of "retirement" in rural Wales. Her search then leads to Moravia to consider the monk-geneticist, Gregor Mendel, and finally to Bordeaux for Michel Montaigne--the hero of this book--who retreated from court life to sit in his chateau tower and write about whatever passed through his mind, thus inventing the personal essay. Hampl's own life winds through these pilgrimages, from childhood days lazing under a neighbor's beechnut tree, to a fascination with monastic life, and then to love--and the loss of that love which forms this book's silver thread of inquiry. Finally, a remembered journey down the Mississippi near home in an old cabin cruiser with her husband turns out, after all her international quests, to be the great adventure of her life. The real job of being human, Hampl finds, is getting lost in thought, something only leisure can provide. The Art of the Wasted Day is a compelling celebration of the purpose and appeal of letting go.

Wasted Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Wasted


  • Author : Suzy Spencer
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786034369

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Wasted Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller A Crime That Shocked A City. . . In 1995, Austin, Texas was rocked by the brutal murder of a lesbian princess named Regina Hartwell. Even though Regina's body was burned beyond recognition, within days police had two suspects. One was the beautiful ex-cheerleader who was the object of Regina's desire. The other was a man who would take the fall for murder. . . A Killer's Heinous Acts . . . In this new edition of her bestselling book Wasted, true crime master Suzy Spencer chronicles a fatal love triangle--and lives driven out of control by sexual desire, drugs, and shocking childhood demons. A Twisted Road To Justice. . . Four years after Regina Hartwell's murder, a new charge was brought against one of her suspected killers. Now, Suzy Spencer adds a new chapter to Wasted--detailing a killer gone wild, a nerve-wracking legal standoff, the shocking twists that would take place in a second, explosive trial. . . 16 pages of shocking photos!

Pain Not Wasted Book

Pain Not Wasted


  • Author : Adam Hicks
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 53
  • ISBN 10 : 9781098001193

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Pain Not Wasted Excerpt :

Pain. We all experience it in many forms. The issue is when pain hits us, we struggle with how to deal with it. If a wound is not treated correctly, it can get infected and eventually we can become septic. The same is true for emotional wounds of any kind. If we do not deal with our emotional wounds correctly, we can become emotionally septic, and it can destroy us and everyone around us. You probably found interest in this book because you are looking for answers. I want to invite you to take the journey toward your healing and discover the secrets to owning your pain for a short time so it doesn't own you for the rest of your life. Your pain doesn't have to be wasted.

Wasted World Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Wasted World


  • Author : Rob Hengeveld
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226326993

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Wasted World Excerpt :

Discusses resource consumption, population growth, and waste in relation to humanity's impact on the planet.

Wasted Book

Wasted


  • Author : Mark Gauvreau Judge
  • Publisher : Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 1568381425

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Wasted Excerpt :

The author recounts his own struggle against alcoholism, and describes his research into the causes of addiction and the history of treatment and recovery

Then We Came to the End Book
Score: 3.5
From 134 Ratings

Then We Came to the End


  • Author : Joshua Ferris
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0759572283

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Then We Came to the End Excerpt :

The National Book Award finalist and debut novel by the bestselling author of The Dinner Party: "A readymade classic of the office-novel genre. . . . A truly affecting novel about work, trust, love, and loneliness." --Seattle Times No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment--the one we pretend is normal five days a week.

Wasted Book

Wasted


  • Author : Mark Johnson
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release Date : 2009-11-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748114030

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Wasted Excerpt :

Mark Johnson's father had 'LOVE' tattooed across his left hand, but that didn't stop the beatings. The Johnson children would turn up to school with broken fingers and chipped teeth, but no one ever thought of investigating their home life. Mark just slipped through the cracks, and kept on falling. For years. Constantly in trouble at school, Mark began stealing at the age of seven, was drinking by the age of eight, and took his first hit of heroin aged eleven. A sensitive, intelligent boy, he could never stay on the right path, and though Art College beckoned, he ended up in Portland prison instead. With searing honesty, WASTED documents Mark's descent into the depths of addiction and criminality. Homeless, hooked on heroin and crack, no one - least of all Mark - believed he would survive. And yet - astonishingly - he somehow pulled himself through, and now runs his own thriving tree surgery business, employing and helping other recovering addicts. His story is at once shocking and inspiring - a compelling account of his struggle to save himself, and help save others in the process.