[Reviews] ChangesJim Butcher is at the top of his game in this thrilling installment. Give yourself time to catch your breath!
[Chatter] No, really, your $1 can make a difference!$1 might not seem like much, but it can make a great deal more difference than you may realize.
Sue Grafton knows how to keep readers satisfied, but this story works best when you're already invested in Kinsey Millhone.
Going into " W Is for Wasted," the most recent novel in the Alphabet Mysteries series that features sleuth Kinsey Millhone, I knew surprisingly little about the plot. "Two dead men changed the course of my life that fall…" read the only plot summary provided on the paperback's rear cover, which is also the first sentence in the brief prologue.
Yet another enjoyable read from an author who seems nearly incapable of delivering anything else.
Sue Grafton could probably write just about whatever she wanted and I would read and enjoy it. By now, her Kinsey Millhone books feel less like mystery novels and more like adventure tales that just happen to sometimes involve a good whodunit mystery. "V is for Vengeance," the second most recent novel in her series at the time I write this review, barely has any unknowns at all, and yet it is as absorbing a page turner as many other books within the genre.
Grafton's continued evolution as a writer is another great read, but Kinsey and friends sometimes feel like an afterthought.
"U Is for Undertow" leads me to conclude (perhaps unfairly) that Sue Grafton is growing bored with the recurring characters who make up the world of Kinsey Millhone, her famous fictional sleuth who at this point has starred in more than 20 mostly fantastic mystery novels.
What does it really say about you if you were a member of the infamous Google group?
Several years ago, Kyle Orland told me about a group he ran on Google where various freelancers and editors from different leading outlets met to talk about available assignments, set up play sessions for multiplayer games, share PR contacts, and just relax. He was talking about the GameJournoPros group on Google, and he invited me to join.
                                                            
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