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4.0 out of 5 stars If you've kept up since A then you know what to expect, 10 Oct 2013
This review is from: W is for Wasted (Hardcover)
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I did try this series of books, each of which is sequentially named as A, B, C etc. After reading A, I decided that I prefer my detective fiction a little more fast moving and did not continue. However, I thought I'd try W for Wasted and see if anything had changed. Nothing had changed, but for fans of the series that is probably a good thing - they know exactly what they are getting.

Kinsey Millhone is a Californian PI who likes to keep her house neat and her clothes tidy. She's very low key and minimal, in her late 30s and her past while not particularly happy has been dealt with, her friends are few and carefully selected. Its set in the late 1980s, although there isn't much to tell you this other than the need to use public callboxes.

The prose, like Kinsey, is plain and straightforward. Kinsey describes her day in slightly too much detail for me, she seems keen on washing up and showering and hoovering the carpet. But the plot is a good one, involving homeless people in the area and the moral dilemmas of how far people should be free to do as they like. Once the story took off I kept making time to read and finish what is quite a long book.

I might go back and try another of the A-Z series on the strength of this one.
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