Best books by sue grafton
Sue Grafton - WikipediaThis past December saw the passing of best-selling novelist Sue Grafton , author of the Kinsey Millhone mystery series. Considered by fans and critics alike her darkest and most chilling novel, X is about a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Image courtesy of Amazon. Buy: X by Sue Grafton buy it. By the release of V, the Kinsey Millhone series was already in its 3rd decade. Buy: V Is For Vengeance buy it.
Best-selling mystery writer Sue Grafton dies at 77
Books by Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton, who has died aged 77, was a trailblazing writer of American detective stories. Her 25 novels featuring the private eye Kinsey Millhone, which began with A is for Alibi in and extended through the alphabet to Y is for Yesterday , established the hard-boiled female detective as a viable alternative to the males who had dominated the genre. Grafton set her books in a Californian city called Santa Teresa, a fictionalised version of Santa Barbara, whose name she borrowed in homage to MacDonald. Her influence on writers was immense, not only through Millhone but also on a personal level. Beyond that [she] showed me how a female series heroine could work
In the realm of fictional private investigators, Kinsey Millhone stands apart for a number of reasons. And Grafton aged her deliberately over the course of 25 books, planning to have Millhone celebrate her 40th birthday in book Add to Bag. A is for Alibi It really is best to start at the beginning. But the character of Kinsey Millhone leaps off the page fully-formed, a spirited woman who thinks for herself and cares more about justice than about earning a paycheck. B is for Burglar Grafton perfected her concept in the second book, which has a much stronger plot.