Sue Grafton first introduced Kinsey Millhone in the Alphabet Series in 1982. Since then, both writer and heroine have become icons and international bestsellers. Ms. Grafton is a writer who consistently breaks the bonds of genre while never writing the same book twice. Her recognitions include the Cartier Diamond Dagger, bestowed by the British Crime Writers’ Association, and the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award. She has also won three Shamus Awards, three Anthony Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon, and the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. She lives in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky.