Biography

Sue Grafton

New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages --- including Estonian, Bulgarian and Indonesian. Books in her alphabet series, begun in 1982, are international bestsellers with readership in the millions. And like Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker and John D. MacDonald --- the best of her breed --- Sue Grafton has earned new respect for the mystery form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents.

Sue divides her time between Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky, where she was born and raised. She has three children and two grandchildren. Grafton has been married to Steve Humphrey for more than 20 years. She loves cats, gardens and good cuisine.

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Books by Sue Grafton

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, Sue Grafton’s X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey Millhone can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

written by Sue Grafton, read by Judy Kaye - Fiction, Mystery

Kinsey Millhone investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths: one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as she digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long, at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity.

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Mystery

Kinsey Millhone investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths: one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as she digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long, at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity.

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Short Stories

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Grafton is a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Grafton has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Grafton’s past. KINSEY AND ME has two parts: the nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton's mother died.

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Mystery

A woman with a murky past who kills herself --- or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss. An elegant but ruthless businessman whose dealings are definitely outside the law: the spider at the center of the web.

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Mystery

Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable. Even more so when Kinsey Millhone's only lead is a grown man dredging up a repressed childhood memory-of something that may never have happened...

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Mystery

Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone embarks on a terrifying but all-too-real ride that will reveal not everyone is who they say they are.

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Mystery

"It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward --- the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good." But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than 24 hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round.

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Mystery

She was a "Jane Doe": an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California's Highway 1. After months of investigation, the case remained unsolved. That was 18 years ago. Now, the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case and turn to Kinsey Millhone. Kinsey is intrigued with the challenge and agrees to work with them. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Thriller

Kinsey Millhone never sees it coming. She is mired in the case of a doctor who disappeared, his angry ex-wife and beautiful current one --- a case that is full of unfinished business, unfinished homes and people drifting in and out of their own lives. Then Kinsey gets a shock. A man she finds attractive is hiding a fatal secret, proving to be a fatal distraction from what Kinsey should have seen all along: a killer standing right before her eyes...

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

When Mickey was implicated in a fatal beating, and Kinsey walked out. Now, 14 years later, she comes face-to-face with those tragic years and Mickey's harrowing downward spiral after he lost the job he loved --- and the marriage he loved a little less. Mickey lies dying in an L.A. hospital. Trying to find out how Mickey got there, Kinsey uncovers evidence that he was innocent of the beating charge. But as she searches through the lives that swirled around Mickey's, Kinsey must also search the blind spots of her own life, including one that hides a killer.

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

What made Tom so restless during the last six weeks of his life? Why was he up all night and brooding all day long? What-or who-was at the heart of his dark moods? With the coroner's report in hand, Tom's wife, Selma, decides to enlist the help of Kinsey Millhone to find the truth about what happened to her husband. But the residents of Nota Lake keep their secrets close-and their enemies closer. And the deeper Kinsey's investigation goes, the closer she comes to confronting the most dangerous outcome of all: the truth...

by Sue Grafton - Fiction, Hard-boiled Crime Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

Today, three Malek sons stand to inherit a fortune, but in order for any one of them to claim his share, the missing fourth brother must be found. Now it's up to Kinsey Millhone to find the man who, 18 years ago, vanished without a trace. Did he run away --- or was he abducted? Did he intend to make something of himself on his own, apart from the wealth and prowess of his family, or were his motives something more sinister? As Kinsey tries to unravel the mystery of the missing Malek brother she finds herself in a heart-stopping race against time in which loyalties are tested, greed is rampant and no one --- including Kinsey herself --- is safe...