"W" Is for Wasted
First edition cover
|Published||2013 (G.P. Putnam's Sons)|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Pages||469 first edition|
|Preceded by||"V" Is for Vengeance|
"W" Is for Wasted is the twenty-third novel in the "Alphabet" series of mystery novels by Sue Grafton. It features Kinsey Millhone, a private detective based in Santa Teresa, California, a fictional version of Santa Barbara, California.
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- Kinsey Millhone: Private investigator
Of the 5,700 fans who participated in a "guess the title" contest on Grafton's website, fewer than 50 guessed that "W" stood for "Wasted" for the 23rd installment in the "Alphabet" series. The title was revealed on May 1, 2013, in an interview with USA Today. Grafton explained that several meanings of "Wasted" apply to the novel, including "out of it on drugs" and "the notion of all the waste in crime".
- Sue Grafton Alphabet Series official site