Best books by sue grafton

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Sue Grafton - Wikipedia

This 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.
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Best-selling mystery writer Sue Grafton dies at 77

And Grafton aged her deliberately over the course of 25 books, planning You could read the 10 best—presented below in series order—and.

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.




  1. Lucille V. says:

    Grafton’s bestselling Kinsey Millhone series suffered from that sort of publicity-blindness. After that, Grafton released a new novel in the series every year or two up until her death in —sadly, leaving the final Millhone book, tentatively titled Z is for Zero, unwritten.

  2. Quincy A. says:

    She is best known as the author of the "alphabet series" "A" Is for Alibi , etc.

  3. Asrohido says:

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  4. Komsnotrowor says:

    Sue Grafton was one of those writers who dedicated her life to a single character and a single fictional universe, and one of those writers who was so successful for so long she became part of the cultural wallpaper, in a sense.

  5. Statorarta says:

    2. W Is For Wasted

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