Kinsey Milhone’s “W” Coming Soon! by Kristen Weber
We’ve finally learned what “W” stands for…Wasted! That’s right, the next Kinsey Milhone book will be W Is For Wasted. If you’re like me though, you don’t really care what “W” stands for, you’re just glad a new book is coming.
I’ve been a huge fan of Kinsey Milhone and her creator, Sue Grafton, since I read A Is For Alibi back in junior high school. I discovered the books in the mystery section of my local library. I had no idea what they were about, but the cover with the phone off the hook and the deck of cards under the water glass was appealing. I had never read about a female private eye before – and I probably didn’t even realize Kinsey was one until I started reading. Kinsey filled a void I didn’t even know I had. It’s easy to say she changed my life, starting me on a voyage that led me to where I am now – as a book editor specializing in crime fiction.
I recently went back and started rereading this series from the beginning in preparation for “W”. I’m currently at G Is For Gumshoe, and every one of Kinsey’s adventures is as special as I remember. It’s a comfort to know that even once we reach “Z” and the series ends, as Sue Grafton has warned all of us fans many times, we’ll be able to go back and revisit Kinsey. She’ll be doggedly investigating some type of complicated case, hanging out with Henry (but trying not to need him too much), dining at Rosie’s in her turtleneck and jeans with her all-purpose black dress crumbled up somewhere, and reminding us that as much as things change, some things will always be the same.
Are you as excited for “W” as I am? What’s your favorite Kinsey adventure?
Kristen is one of the co-founders of Shelf Pleasure. She is also a freelance fiction editor specializing in crime fiction. She lives in Los Angeles with her television writer husband and a pug who specializes in sleeping.
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