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"G" is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone... Revised and Updated through "O" IS FOR OUTLAW

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  140 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Finally in paperback and now fully revised and updated through "O" Is for Outlaw, the reader's companion to the world of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone

With the cooperation of Sue Grafton, who provided unprecedented access to her working journals, authors Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay have created a fully dimensional biography of Kinsey Millhone that will an
Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Holt Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1997)
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Barbara Schultz
Interesting background on Kinsey. I will always remember she was born on May 5, 1950 and her parents died when she was 5.
This was not written by Sue Grafton by she did give her cooperation to the authors.
An interesting analysis of Kinsey Millhone, her cases and the other characters involved in the Sue Grafton series. The author's attention to detail shows soe inconsistencies in the series, but mostly serves as a great review of the stories, people, places involved in A through M. I started reading this book when I was on J and realized it would be wiser and more enjoyable to read through M then come back to this book, so that is what I did. I am glad, because details a out whodunit in those stor ...more
Peter Herrmann
I didn't realize there was an updated version (through 'O') when I read this earlier published version. The best part was the final two chapters: one re Grafton's writing style and the other re her place in the genre of mystery writing. Both chapters were excellent; quite insightful and quite informative. Everything prior to those two chapters was about the minutiae of Kinsey Milhone's life ... and although meticulously researched and documented (as it appeared to me), turned out quite boring .. ...more
If you're a Grafton fan or a Kinsey fan this is a must read. It is so much fun !!!
Andy Plonka
This is a great look at Kinsey Millhone and how she came to be. It is dated however and only deals with the series through M. I assume the authors of this book will update it after Grafton finishes the next three books.
Jane Gunn
a "fun" read for Grafton fans
Sue Grafton is one of my favorite authors. This book was written by two women about Grafton's character Kinsey Millhone. It ended up to be a 466 page book report and it was really tough to get through. I will even admit I skipped the last 20 pages because I just couldn't hang in there any longer. However, some of it was very interesting, but the rest of it was boring as hell! Would not recommend unless you are a very big fan!
A fun biography of Sue Grafton's fictional character Kinsey Millhone, written at the time "M is for Malice" was published. Rather than a birth-to-present narrative of Kinsey's life, it's organized by categories, such as locations, relationships, family. Explores how Kinsey's character develops from A to M. Explains how streets and landmarks in Santa Barbara correspond to "Santa Teresa". A nice reminder of early books in the series.
This book was such a fun read, after being a big follower of not only Sue Grafton, but of Kinsey Milhone. I hated that they were tearing apart all the inconsistencies in the stories, but at the same time it was fascinating and I was riveted. This is a great book to read if you are big Grafton fan. But understand before you read it, she's human - mistakes are made and Natalie Kaufman points them all out.
A helpful guide to the Alphabet Series by Sue Grafton. If you've had trouble keeping things straight, or have taken a break from the series and want to get back into, this will help you to get back on track. It was published in 2000, however, so only goes up to a certain point.
This book is a demographic of Kinsey Millhone, the detective of Sue Grafton's mysteries, based on the writings. Find the layout of her apartment, the foods she likes, her neighborhood, and more.
Nov 16, 2014 Gretchen is currently reading it
Fun to have, I was reading a library copy and decided to buy. Not organized the way I would have, but great memory jogger and a nice way to spend some extra time with a character I enjoy.
Read several chapters carefully and then skimmed the rest. In depth look at many of the books. Useful comments on Grafton's writing style and place among detective writers.
Cathy Hannigan
Jul 11, 2013 Cathy Hannigan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YES
LIKED it - added more insight to Kinsey, since i was fixin' ta re-read & read for the first time - TOO BAD, it stopped at "M" is for Malice
Sep 08, 2008 Linda added it
A nice companion book to read more about the world of Kinsey Millhone and to get a better idea of the timeline of the books.
An inside look at Kinsey Millhone and what makes her tick. If you want to know more about Kinsey then this is a definite read.
Interesting information about the series and author.
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