Sue Grafton has become one of the most popular female writers, both in the UK and in the US. Born in Kentucky in 1940, she began her career as a TV scriptwriter before Kinsey Millhone and the 'alphabet' series took off. She plans to take Kinsey all the way through the alphabet to Z. Sue lives and writes in Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky.
Sue Grafton's Alphabet series of novels, featuring clever, feisty and funny Californian private eye Kinsey Millhone, in order from A to X.
Sue Grafton, author of the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series, tells us her all-time favourite fictional detectives.
"In many ways, hospitals, like court rooms, are the venue of those teetering on the edge."
SueGrafton - 2 months ago
Thank you. I truly appreciate your responses to my post. I should have known that Kinsey Millhone fans would be easy-going, good-natured, and supportive. You're the best!
I hope you'll take a few minutes to bring yourselves up to date on an issue that surfaced four years ago when I made a careless and ill-thought-out comment about self-published authors. There was a great deal of uproar at the time and I did what I could to correct for my faulty judgment. The conflict seemed to have been resolved and I was appreciative of the understanding and forgiveness of those who were upset and offended by what I said. Now the outrage has resurfaced. I'm assuming someone dredged up the matter from the depths of the internet and is putting the controversy into play again. I believe the dispute was resolved four years ago and I'm not sure why we need to revisit the fray. You can avail yourselves of my apology by scrolling down half a page to the section where I've provided the original mea culpa. We live in a troubled world and I hope we can work diligently to settle such clashes and put the scrapping to rest.
I heard this morning from a Facebook friend that someone on the Huffington Post is stirring up a controversy that first arose in October of 2012. At the time, there was an interview in which I made ill-thought-out comments about self-published authors. I wrote a lengthy and heartfelt apology when this first came up and it’s been posted on my Facebook page in the four years since. I just checked and with the revamp of my page, the apology was moved to a section called ‘notes’ which no one would know to click. I’ve asked my publisher to move it to page one again where it will be available to all. I thought this whole issue had been put to bed, but here it is again. They say nothing on the Internet ever disappears and this is proof. Why anyone would go back and dig this up, I do not know. I am grateful for the opportunity to restate my apology and it is available below.
SueGrafton - 3 months ago
I appreciate so many of you writing here to say that you're as baffled as I am. Readers often quiz me about the early books and sometimes I have no idea what they're talking about. Embarrassing as I'm the author, but there you have it. No wonder eye witnesses are considered so unreliable. Many of us create 'memories' out of whole cloth. I confess I'm capable of forgetting the details and I'm happy to have so many of you chiming in. Thanks!
Thought I wrote a note to be posted here but now I can't find it. A reader is asking which of the novels in the series has a character named Peter Straith. In the note that disappeared, I mentioned that Megan has promised to be your best friend for life if you can answer her question.
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