Grafton, Sue

Introductory Notes

Sue Grafton was born in 1940 in Louisville, KY. She has a B.A. from the University of Louisville and is married to Steven F. Humphrey. She has worked as a screen writer for both films and television.

For more information:

Sue Grafton's Web site

Along with Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton is among the new breed of mystery writers creating tough female detectives who exhibit the hard-boiled characteristics formerly reserved for men. Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone and Paretsty’s V.I. Warshawski both first appeared in 1982. V.I. has made it to the screen in a terrible movie starring Kathleen Turner, but don’t expect to see Kinsey on the screen—either the big screen or the small one—any time soon. Having worked as a screen writer for both films and television, Grafton knows what happens to writer’s books and characters during their transformation to the screen. She has vowed not to subject Kinsey Millhone to that treatment. 

Books by Sue Grafton

Kinsey Millhone series

"A" is for Alibi (1982)

"B" is for Burglar (1985)

"C" is for Corpse (1986)

"D" is for Deadbeat (1987)

"E" is for Evidence (1988)

"F" is for Fugitive (1989)

"G" is for Gumshoe (1990)

"H" is for Homicide (1991)

"I" is for Innocent (1992)

"J" is for Judgment  (1993)

"K" is for Killer (1994)  Recommended

"L" is for Lawless (1995)

"M" is for Malice (1996)  Recommended

"N" is for Noose (1998)

“O” is for Outlaw (1999)

"P" Is for Peril (2001) 

"Q" Is for Quarry (2002) 

"R" Is for Ricochet (2004)

"S" Is for Silence (2005)

"T" Is for Trespass (2007)   Recommended

"U" Is for Undertow (2009)

"V" Is for Vengeance (2011)

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