V Is for Vengeance

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Sue Grafton
Narrator: Judy Kaye
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: November 2011
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

The new Kinsey Millhone novel from the #1 New York Times- bestselling author.

Kinsey on Kinsey: 'I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I'd like to say I'm a big fan of forgiveness as long as I'm given the opportunity to get even first.'
-from V is for Vengeance

A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss. An elegant but ruthless businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law: the spider at the center of the web.
And Kinsey Millhone, whose thirty-eighth-birthday gift is a punch in the face that leaves her with two black eyes and a busted nose.

V: Victim. Violence. Vengeance.

Reviews (5)

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Written by Amy F. on July 17th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was by far one of my favorite audio books of Sue Grafton! Loved it. Was sad when it was over. I realize I only have a couple left with Judy Kaye. Then I guess I will go back to A!

V is for Vengeance

Written by Patty G on February 9th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderfully entertaining and I always appreciate the American history incorporated throughout the novel.

Not enough letters

Written by Markshark on December 9th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Not enough letters in the alphabet for this series of books by Sue Grafton

V is for Vengence

Written by Anonymous on November 26th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved the book and loved the reader. She really makes the book come alive.

V is for Vengeance

Written by CBEngst on May 8th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Sue Grafton's books are not all enjoyable, but this one is very good! Characters, good and bad, are interesting and believable. Plot quite a strech, but hey, it's a mystery. Could not guess plot twists. Excellent ending.

Author Details

Author Details

Grafton, Sue

Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. She’s an international bestseller with a readership in the millions. She’s a writer who believes in the form that she has chosen to mine: "The mystery novel offers a world in which justice is served. Maybe not in a court of law," she has said, "but people do get their just desserts." And like Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker and the John D. MacDonald—the best of her breed—she has earned new respect for that form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents.

But who is the real Sue Grafton? Many of her readers think she is simply a version of her character and alter ego Kinsey Millhone. Here are Kinsey’s own words in the early pages of N Is for Noose:

"So there I was barreling down the highway in search of employment and not at all fussy about what kind of work I’d take. I wanted distraction. I wanted some money, escape, anything to keep my mind off the subject of Robert Deitz. I’m not good at good-byes. I’ve suffered way too many in my day and I don’t like the sensation. On the other hand, I’m not that good at relationships. Get close to someone and the next thing you know, you’ve given them the power to wound, betray, irritate, abandon you, or bore you senseless. My general policy is to keep my distance, thus avoiding a lot of unruly emotion. In psychiatric circles, there are names for people like me."

Those are sentiments that hit home for Grafton’s readers. And she has said that Kinsey is herself, only younger, smarter, and thinner. But are they an apt description of Kinsey’s creator? Well, she’s been married to Steve Humphrey for more than twenty years. She has three kids and two grandkids. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine—not quite the nature-hating, fast-food loving Millhone. So: readers and reviewers beware. Never assume the author is the character in the book. Sue, who has a home in Montecito, California ("Santa Theresa") and another in Louisville, the city in which she was born and raised, is only in her imagination Kinsey Millhone—but what a splendid imagination it is.