2006: #62 – M is for Malice (Sue Grafton)

M is for Malice Book Cover M is for Malice
Alphabet/Kinsey Millhone #13
Sue Grafton
Detective Fiction
St. Martin's Griffin
April 22, 2014

"M" is for money. Lots of it. "M" is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California construction, one of the few still in family hands. "M" is for the Malek family: four sons now nearing middle age who stand to inherit a fortune - four men with very different outlooks, temperaments, and needs, linked only by blood and money. Eighteen years ago, one of them - angry, troubled, and in trouble - went missing. "M" is for Millhone, hired to trace that missing black sheep brother. "M" is for memories, none of them happy. The bitter memories of an embattled family. This prodigal son will find no welcome at his family's table. "M" is for malice. And in brutal consequence, "M" is for murder, the all-too-common outcome of familial hatreds.

Book #62 was M is for Malice, the 13th book in Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone series.

This was a pretty good installment. I like it when Kinsey gets a little companionship. I hope we see more of Dietz, or at least of *someone* as a romantic interest (cuz I’m not especially crazy about Dietz himself), later in the series.

Book count: 62
Pages in book: 337
Page count: 24,951
Words in book: 98,370

Word count: 7,163,707

1,000,000 words surpassed — 2/2/06
2,000,000 words surpassed — 2/14/06
10,000 pages surpassed — 3/10/06
3,000,000 words surpassed — 3/16/06
4,000,000 words surpassed — 4/3/06
5,000,000 words surpassed — 5/30/06
50 books surpassed — 6/12/06
20,000 pages surpassed — 6/29/06
6,000,000 words surpassed — 6/29/06
7,000,000 words surpassed — 7/21/06