2006: #10 – K is for Killer (Sue Grafton)

2006: #10 – K is for Killer (Sue Grafton)K is for Killer by Sue Grafton
Series: Kinsey Millhone #11
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on November 3rd 2009
Genres: mystery, private investigator
Pages: 352
Also by this author: D is for Deadbeat, E is for Evidence, F is for Fugitive, G is for Gumshoe, H is for Homicide
Also in this series: D is for Deadbeat, E is for Evidence, F is for Fugitive, G is for Gumshoe, H is for Homicide

Lorna Kepler was beautiful and willful, a loner who couldn't resist flirting with danger. Maybe that's what killed her. Her death had raised a host of tough questions. The cops suspected homicide, but they could find neither motive nor suspect. Even the means were mysterious: Lorna's body was so badly decomposed when it was discovered that they couldn't be certain she hadn't died of natural causes. In the way of overworked cops everywhere, the case was gradually shifted to the back burner and became another unsolved file. Only Lorna's mother kept it alive, consumed by the certainty that somebody out there had gotten away with murder. In the ten months since her daughter's death, Janice Kepler had joined a support group, trying to come to terms with her loss and her anger. It wasn't helping. And so, leaving a session one evening and noticing a light on in the offices of Millhone Investigations, she knocked on the door. In answering that knock, Kinsey Millhone is pulled into the netherworld of unavenged murder, where only a pact with the devil will satisfy the restless ghosts of the victims and give release to the living they have left behind. Eleven books into the series that has won her readers around the world, Sue Grafton takes a darkside turn, pitching us into a shadow land of pain and grief where killers still walk free, unaccused, unpunished, unrepentant. With "K" is for Killer she offers a tale that is dark, complex, and deeply disturbing.

Book #10 was K is for Killer, the 11th book in Sue Grafton’s Alphabet/Kinsey Millhone series.

I still think she spends too much time describing settings.

If I keep this pace up, I’ll hit 100 books in no time!

Book count: 10
Pages in book: 307
Page count: 4,479
Words in book: 96,644

Word count:1,098,023

1,000,000 words surpassed — 2/2/06