#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.
"Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read." --Dorothy Salisbury Davis "[This] is what grandpa used to call a class act." --Stanley Ellin "Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu." --Newsweek on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone "A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors." --Los Angeles Times on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone "Somebody I want to spend more time with." --The New York Times Book Review on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone "Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging." --The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone "A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner." --Baltimore Sun on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone