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V is for vengeance

Author: Sue Grafton
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2011.
Series: Kinsey Millhone mysteries
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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California PI Kinsey Millhone investigates the death of Audrey Vance, a woman she helped arrest for shoplifting, and antagonizes just about everyone, including Audrey's fiancé, several loan sharks, a stone-cold killer, and a hapless burglar who knows more than is healthy for him.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery stories, American
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Kinsey Millhone, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Grafton
ISBN: 9780399157868 0399157867 9780230756212 0230756212 9780399575235 0399575235 9781617931963 1617931969 9781410440648 1410440648
OCLC Number: 707969100
Notes: "A Marian Wood book."
Description: 437 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: In Las Vegas, a young college graduate is murdered when he is unable to pay back a loan funded by notorious criminal Lorenzo Dante. Two years later, private investigator Kinsey Millhone finds herself assisting to apprehend a shoplifter --
Audrey Vance. Events take a much darker turn when Audrey's body is discovered beneath Cold Spring Bridge, a local suicide spot. Unable to believe she took her own life, Audrey's fiance Marvin Striker hires Kinsey to investigate...
Series Title: Kinsey Millhone mysteries
Responsibility: Sue Grafton.
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Praise for V is for Vengeance "Sure to satisfy."--USA Today "Central to the books' appeal is not the hoodlums and their crimes--which are often fueled by alcohol or stupidity rather than the epic, Read more...

 
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Tedious details obscure the larger plot

by DrJeffKoloze (WorldCat user published 2014-07-17) Fair Permalink

If the tedious details provided by the main character demonstrate the author's intention to show a vapid life, then she has succeeded.  Reading this novel reminded me of the frequent comment I gave to students: "Your reader does not need to read a blow-by-blow account of every step in the...
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