#1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton (1940-2017) entered the mystery field in 1982 with the publication of 'A' Is for Alibi, which introduced female hard-boiled private investigator, Kinsey Millhone, operating out of the fictional town of Santa Teresa, (aka Santa Barbara) California, and launched the bestselling Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries. In addition to her books, she'd published several Kinsey Millhone short stories, and with her husband, Steven Humphrey, wrote numerous movies for television, including "A Killer in the Family" (starring Robert Mitchum), "Love on the Run" (starring Alec Baldwin and Stephanie Zimbalist) and two Agatha Christie adaptations, "Sparkling Cyanide" and "Caribbean Mystery," which starred Helen Hayes. Grafton is published in 28 countries and in 26 languages.
Grafton here sets the ever-appealing PI Kinsey Milhone on a quieter, more cerebral path. The hardcover was both Literary Guild and Mystery Guild main selections and a nine-week PW bestseller. (May)
"Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire...P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator...are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes." --The Buffalo News on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found." --Los Angeles Herald Examiner on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye." --Library Journal on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"Tough but compassionate...There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone." --Best Sellers on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner." --Newsweek on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone...The best detective fiction I have read in years." --The New York Times Book Review on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"Smart, tough, and thorough...Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure." --The Bloomsbury Review on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives...She's refreshingly free of gender clich s. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it." --Boston Herald on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"What grandpa used to call a class act." --Stanley Ellin on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"Smart, sexual, likable and a very modern operator." --Dorothy Salisbury Davis on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries"Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor." --Kirkus Reviews on the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries