Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesdays

This weekly event is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine.

What am I waiting on? The new Sue Grafton.
This is one of the only series that I religiously follow. I read her first 5 in one month many years ago and just fell in love. I love the whodunnit aspect and the fact that it's set in the 80s with very little technology. I feel very comfortable reading these mysteries because I can totally identify with Kinsey (the P.I) and I get nostalgic for my childhood.
I am hoping she will create another alphabet or something because Z is very close right now.

This description is straight from the author's website:


"U" is for Undertow

Read an Excerpt

It's April, 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's 38th birthday and she's alone in her office doing paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. He has a preppy air about him and looks as if he'd be carded if he tried to buy booze, but Michael Sutton is 27, an unemployed college drop-out. Twenty-one years before, a four-year old girl disappeared. A recent reference to her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial when he was six years old. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the child’s remains and finding the men who killed her. It’s a long shot but he's willing to pay cash up front and Kinsey agrees to give him one day. As her investigation unfolds, she finds out Michael Sutton has an uneasy relationship with the truth. In essence, he's the boy who cried wolf. Is his current story true or simply one more in a long line of fabrications?

Grafton moves the narrative between the eighties and the sixties, changing points of view, building multiple subplots, and creating memorable characters. Gradually, we see how they all connect. But at the beating center of the novel is Kinsey Millhone, sharp-tongued, observant, a loner—"a heroine," said The New York Times Book Review, "with foibles you can laugh at and faults you can forgive."

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I have never read these...maybe someday. This is the first time I've heard a personal reaction to her books, rather than just straight reviews from major media.

Please stop by my blog and pick up your award =o)

Lisa said...

I have never read any Sue Grafton, but I see that we have a similar taste in a lot of books! I'll have to check her out! I am DYING to read the Hunger Games and Catching fire as well. Can't wait to read your review! PS. I am now a follower of your blog AND I added you to my blogroll!