Sue Grafton

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Sue Grafton

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in Louisville, Kentucky, The United States
April 24, 1940

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Connect with Sue herself on Facebook! www.facebook.com/suegrafton

Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievement award) in 2003.

Family History:

Father: C.W. Grafton, born 1909, third son of Presbyterian Missionaries, born and raised in China, educated Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina; practicing attorney in Louisville, Kentucky with a 40-year specialty in municipal bonds. Author of THE RAT BEGAN TO GNAW THE ROPE, THE ROPE BEGAN TO HANG THE BUTCHER, BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, MY NAME IS CHRISTOPHER NAGEL. Died, 1982.

Mother: Vivian Harnsberger, oldest daughter of Presbyterian Missionaries; born 1908 in Spruce, West Virginia, raised in China, educated at Radford State Teachers College with a degree in secondary education...more


Average rating: 3.86 · 495,685 ratings · 17,172 reviews · 78 distinct works · Similar authors
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A is for Alibi B is for Burglar C is for Corpse D is for Deadbeat E is for Evidence F is for Fugitive G is for Gumshoe
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October 2011, Sue Grafton
"A Is for Alibi introduced P.I. heroine Kinsey Millhone almost 30 years ago. The crime writer reveals what lies ahead as the end of the alphabet looms in V Is for Vengeance." ...More

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“Ghosts don't haunt us. That's not how it works. They're present among us because we won't let go of them.”
Sue Grafton, M is for Malice

“You can’t save others from themselves because those who make a perpetual muddle of their lives don’t appreciate your interfering with the drama they’ve created. They want your poor-sweet-baby sympathy, but they don’t want to change.”
Sue Grafton, T is for Trespass

“Thinking is hard work, which is why you don't see many people doing it.”
Sue Grafton

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