Sue Grafton

in Louisville, Kentucky
April 24, 1940

December 28, 2017




Sue Grafton was a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She is best known for her “alphabet series” featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. Prior to success with this series, she wrote screenplays for television movies. Her earlier novels include Keziah Dane (1967) and The Lolly-Madonna War (1969), both out of print. In the book Kinsey and Me she gave us stories that revealed Kinsey's origins and Sue's past.

Grafton never wanted her novels to be turned into movies or TV shows. According to her family she would never allow a ghost writer to write in her name. Because of these things, and out of respect for Sue’s wishes, the family announced the alphabet now ends at “Y

Grafton was name

Average rating: 3.93 · 995,358 ratings · 41,644 reviews · 113 distinct worksSimilar authors
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Mill...

3.86 avg rating — 167,428 ratings — published 1982 — 102 editions
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M is for Malice (Kinsey Mil...

4.09 avg rating — 66,039 ratings — published 1996 — 60 editions
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J is for Judgment (Kinsey M...

4.02 avg rating — 50,105 ratings — published 1993 — 59 editions
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B is for Burglar (Kinsey Mi...

3.86 avg rating — 49,903 ratings — published 1985 — 85 editions
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C is for Corpse  (Kinsey Mi...

3.92 avg rating — 46,457 ratings — published 1986 — 82 editions
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K is for Killer (Kinsey Mil...

3.98 avg rating — 38,769 ratings — published 1994 — 62 editions
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D is for Deadbeat (Kinsey M...

3.87 avg rating — 36,576 ratings — published 1987 — 62 editions
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F is for Fugitive (Kinsey M...

3.93 avg rating — 33,885 ratings — published 1989 — 71 editions
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N is for Noose (Kinsey Mill...

3.99 avg rating — 32,678 ratings — published 1998 — 57 editions
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E is for Evidence (Kinsey M...

3.91 avg rating — 33,874 ratings — published 1988 — 68 editions
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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
(25 books)
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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

“Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.”
Sue Grafton

“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


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