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Sue Grafton (1940–2017)

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Sue Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 24, 1940. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Louisville in 1961. Her first novel Keziah Dane was published in 1967. Her second novel, The Lolly-Madonna War, was published in 1969 and she adapted it into visa mer a screenplay. After that movie was released in 1973, she worked intermittently writing for television. A series she created, Nurse, ran for two seasons on CBS in the early 1980s. Her writing career took off when A Is for Alibi was published in 1982 and received the Mysterious Stranger Award. This was the beginning of the Kinsey Millhone Mystery series. B Is for Burglar won the Shamus and Anthony Awards and C Is for Corpse won the Anthony Award. She also received the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon, and the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. She died from cancer on December 28, 2017 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Sue Grafton

"A" står för alibi (1982) 6,647 exemplar, 194 recensioner
B som i brand (1985) 4,550 exemplar, 93 recensioner
Q is for Quarry (2002) 4,285 exemplar, 65 recensioner
S is for Silence (2005) 4,272 exemplar, 84 recensioner
R is for Ricochet (2004) 4,133 exemplar, 66 recensioner
"C" som i chock (1986) 4,094 exemplar, 69 recensioner
P Is for Peril (2001) 4,055 exemplar, 53 recensioner
T is for Trespass (2007) 3,986 exemplar, 105 recensioner
Arvingen eller "M" som i mord (1996) 3,972 exemplar, 59 recensioner
O is for Outlaw (1999) 3,865 exemplar, 54 recensioner
Villospår (1998) 3,855 exemplar, 56 recensioner
"J" som i jagad (1993) 3,821 exemplar, 50 recensioner
"D" som i drunknad (1987) 3,819 exemplar, 60 recensioner
"I" som i illdåd (1992) 3,781 exemplar, 54 recensioner
"K" som i kortslutning (1994) 3,760 exemplar, 44 recensioner
"L" som i laglös (1995) 3,725 exemplar, 47 recensioner
"E" som i eld (1988) 3,649 exemplar, 64 recensioner
"G" som i grav : [kriminalroman] (1990) — Författare — 3,642 exemplar, 52 recensioner
"H" som i humbug (1991) 3,600 exemplar, 52 recensioner
"F" som i flykt : [kriminalroman] (1989) 3,573 exemplar, 52 recensioner
U is for Undertow (2009) — Författare — 3,388 exemplar, 127 recensioner
V is for Vengeance (2011) 2,536 exemplar, 115 recensioner
W is for Wasted (2013) 2,123 exemplar, 82 recensioner
X (2015) 1,842 exemplar, 100 recensioner
Y is for Yesterday (2017) 1,511 exemplar, 70 recensioner
Kinsey and Me: Stories (2013) 661 exemplar, 37 recensioner
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-C (1999) 481 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America (1992) — Redaktör — 432 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Editor & Introduction — 181 exemplar
K Is for Killer [Abridged Audiobook] (1994) 108 exemplar, 1 recension
L Is for Lawless [Abridged Audiobook] (1995) 55 exemplar, 1 recension
R Is for Ricochet [Abridged Audio Book] (2004) 52 exemplar, 3 recensioner
L Is for Lawless (Macmillan Readers) (2005) 41 exemplar, 1 recension
A is for Alibi / B is for Burglar (1993) 40 exemplar, 1 recension
T Is for Trespass [Abridged Audio Book] (2010) 17 exemplar, 1 recension
B Is for Burglar [Abridged, Audiobook] (2007) 16 exemplar, 1 recension
C Is for Corpse [Abridged Audiobook] (2007) 14 exemplar, 1 recension
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-S 14 exemplar, 1 recension
The Lolly-Madonna war (1969) 11 exemplar
Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery [1983 TV movie] (1983) — Screenwriter — 10 exemplar
Kinsey and Me Free Preview (2012) — Författare — 10 exemplar
Keziah Dane (1968) 9 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-E (1991) 8 exemplar
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-V (1990) 6 exemplar
A Is for Alibi (Heinemann ELT Guided Readers) (2000) 5 exemplar, 1 recension
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-J (2007) 5 exemplar
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-O (2014) 4 exemplar
The Alphabet Mysteries: P-T (2003) 4 exemplar
Sue Grafton 3 exemplar
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-D (1990) 3 exemplar
The entire "Alphabet" series 2 exemplar, 1 recension
Spannend trio (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Carl the Coward 1 exemplar
If You Want It Done Right 1 exemplar, 1 recension
de homicidio 1 exemplar
Come Killer 1 exemplar
A - Z 1 exemplar
Z is for Zero 1 exemplar
Omnibus 1 exemplar
The Lying Game 1 exemplar
The Parker Shotgun 1 exemplar
Sue Grafton Boxset (2002) 1 exemplar

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The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 84 exemplar, 1 recension
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 76 exemplar
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The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 69 exemplar, 1 recension
First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 68 exemplar, 3 recensioner
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 66 exemplar, 1 recension
Reader's Digest Select Editions 1999 v01 #241 (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
Most Wanted (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 29 exemplar, 1 recension
Great detective stories (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar, 1 recension
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar, 1 recension
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Detecting Women: New American Short Stories (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Grafton, Sue Taylor
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Santa Barbara, Kalifornien, USA
Santa Barbara, Kalifornien, USA
Santa Monica, Kalifornien, USA
University of Louisville (1961 | BA | English Literature)
Western Kentucky State Teachers College
admission clerk
detective novelist
Grafton, C. W. (far)
Pi Beta Phi
Priser och utmärkelser
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award (Female Sleuth ∙ 2004)
Cartier Diamond Dagger (2008)
Shamus Award (The Eye for Lifetime Achievement ∙ 2003)
MWA Grand Master (2009)
Christopher Award (1979)
Molly Friedrich (Aaron Priest Literary Agency)
Kort biografi
Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky April 24 1940; graduated University of Louisville, BA 1961 with a major in English Literature, minors in Humanities and Fine Arts.
She married to Steven F. Humphrey with three children from previous marriages: a daughter, Leslie; a son, Jay; a daughter, Jamie; and four granddaughters, Erin, age 21, Kinsey, age 13, Taylor, age 4, and Addison, age 2.



"A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
"A" is for Alibi" is the first book in Sue Grafton's alphabet mystery series, featuring Kinsey Millhone, a 32-year-old Private Investigator residing in California. I've just begun this series and found this book quite enjoyable. The mystery is compelling, suspenseful, and makes for a quick read. Kinsey's character is fiercely independent, and she's portrayed in a way that makes you feel intimately acquainted with her. Nikki Fife, recently released from prison after serving eight years for the murder of her husband Laurence, enlists Kinsey to uncover the real culprit. As Kinsey delves into the investigation, she discovers a similarly executed murder that occurred days after Laurence's—the victim being Libby Glass, the accountant for Laurence's law firm, poisoned in the same manner. With the trail cold for eight years, Kinsey is aware that uncovering the truth will be challenging. She starts piecing together the profiles of those involved and the events leading to Laurence's death. However, her probing does not sit well with someone who is intent on keeping the truth buried. As Kinsey edges closer to the truth, she finds herself in peril, with a determined adversary attempting to thwart her efforts.… (mer)
Nerena | 193 andra recensioner | Jul 22, 2024 |
Been holding off on reading X and Y since that will be the end of Kinsey. Finally decided it was time.
Enjoyable read, but a lot going on in this book , and for me, a bit too much at times. Still a good read I've got one left :(
carolfoisset | 99 andra recensioner | Jul 7, 2024 |
A solid entry in the series with a few interesting touches. Unfortunately most of those have to go behind the spoiler curtain. "This time it's personal." Kinsey's first husband Mickey Magruder has been shot and is in a coma. Unlike her second husband, Mickey has never been discussed until now, and the reasons why Kinsey has suppressed his memory are the connective tissue beneath what is otherwise a fairly standard Alphabet plot. Lots of interviews, lots of driving around, and the obligatory closing chapter where Kinsey yet again is alone and stalked by the murderer. Her baker landlord Henry appears just briefly but long enough to make her realize this case matters to her more than she thinks.

The final chapters where she faces death yet again are becoming increasingly contrived. Spoiler 1: In this one, pursued by the murderer, she drives right by two detectives from LAPD who know everything and local cops with no more explanation than "there was no way [they] could help me right now".

The epilogue though is quite nice, and I liked one touch in the story though it might frustrate others. Spoiler 2: Mickey never comes out of his coma. This remains Kinsey's story throughout.
… (mer)
ChrisRiesbeck | 53 andra recensioner | Jun 13, 2024 |
Creepy, creepy! Makes me wonder about people a little more than I did before.
DianeVallere | 104 andra recensioner | May 16, 2024 |



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