V Is for Vengeance

V Is for Vengeance

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2011
ISBN: 9780399157868
0399157867
Branch Call Number: GRAFTON S
Characteristics: 437 p. ; 24 cm

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chromybaby33
Aug 15, 2017

For some reason which is beyond me Kinsey gets involved emotionally with a married ex-con who really just wants to take advantage of her. I guess it is a lack of a love life that drives her to take on PINKY, a three time loser, try to help him and almost give her life for him until she gets a knock in the face that wakes her up to the stupidity of her ways. The story is a bit too detailed for me but generally a good read.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: If you like the Sue Grafton mysteries--you'll love this book. All of the old familiar characters are there--plus the new ones needed for this mystery. Lots of excitement--but all ends well!

WVMLStaffPicks Jun 04, 2013

Grafton started her Kinsey Millhone mystery series in 1982 with A is for Alibi; she's now up to V is for Vengeance. Grafton's plots and characters have remained consistently good over 30 years. Various plot points have stayed with me years—decades!—after reading: the woman shot through the eyeball as she looks through her front door peephole, the plot that hinged on the colour of a hydrangea, the intricacies of shoplifting rings in the latest. If you're a mystery lover who somehow missed this series, start with A and keep on reading through the alphabet.

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Pigeona
Mar 03, 2013

This series get better with every book. I will miss it when it gets to Z.

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superalisa
Jan 24, 2013

I am nervous about the ending of this series. I will really miss Kinsey Millhone. So, I'm trying to treasure every single page left in the series.

But the premise of this book is that "shoplifting is bad" and I have a hard time caring about shoplifting in general. Sometimes Kinsey's do-good, law-obediant attitude annoys me. This was one of those times.

I liked spending time with Kinsey, but she kinda annoyed the crap out of me when we hung out this time.

kelleypoole Jan 01, 2013

Loved it!

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spintodebader
Jun 07, 2012

I recently 'discovered' Sue Grafton and I'm hooked! I've read the whole alphabet series and can't wait for the next book. Kinsey Millhone is a fun, no-nonsense gal!

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

Good, but more of a story than a mystery. not my favorite in the series, but not the worst one, either.

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EmilyEm
Jun 02, 2012

Kinsey turns in a shoplifter while buying new ?undies? on sale and so begins her twenty-second story on her nearly 38th birthday. It?s a tangled web of plots involving stolen goods, the Mob, unexplained suicides, betrayal, and revenge with characters both new and appearing again.

This mystery has more pages and a more intricate plot than some of Grafton?s series. I thought it was very well done and just turned page after page to the finish.

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jkovacs
May 28, 2012

Another good book in the alphabet series. A bit predictable, but still enjoyable. Story moved along at nice pace.

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