#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 works with a cinematic eye, possessing a keen visual sense of detail, color, and style. The pace is fast, the crime difficult to solve." --People "Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision." --Newsweek "Unlike many detective series, Grafton's seems only to get better each time out." --Entertainment Weekly "Grafton has moved the private-eye story closer to real life than did either Hammett or Chandler." --Los Angeles Times Book Review "Book for book, this may be the most satisfying mystery series going." --the Wall Street Journal "Grafton has taken over Ross Macdonald's shoes." --the Boston Globe