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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 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) — biography from A is for Alibi… (more)
A is for Alibi 6,365 copies, 215 reviews
B is for Burglar 4,371 copies, 89 reviews
Q is for Quarry 4,103 copies, 62 reviews
S is for Silence 4,102 copies, 80 reviews
R is for Ricochet 3,966 copies, 65 reviews
C is for Corpse 3,941 copies, 66 reviews
P Is for Peril 3,856 copies, 50 reviews
T is for Trespass 3,827 copies, 101 reviews
M is for Malice 3,790 copies, 56 reviews
O is for Outlaw 3,705 copies, 49 reviews
N is for Noose 3,692 copies, 53 reviews
D is for Deadbeat 3,673 copies, 58 reviews
J is for Judgement 3,666 copies, 48 reviews
I is for Innocent 3,635 copies, 51 reviews
K is for Killer 3,594 copies, 41 reviews
L is for Lawless 3,538 copies, 44 reviews
E Is for Evidence 3,523 copies, 59 reviews
G is for Gumshoe (Author) 3,513 copies, 49 reviews
H is for Homicide 3,454 copies, 50 reviews
F is for Fugitive 3,441 copies, 51 reviews
U is for Undertow (Author) 3,217 copies, 124 reviews
V is for Vengeance 2,391 copies, 112 reviews
W is for Wasted 1,991 copies, 78 reviews
X 1,667 copies, 93 reviews
Y is for Yesterday 1,333 copies, 64 reviews
Kinsey and Me: Stories 620 copies, 37 reviews
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-C 445 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (Editor & Introduction) 176 copies
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-S 14 copies, 1 review
Kinsey and Me Free Preview (Author) 10 copies
Keziah Dane 9 copies, 2 reviews
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If You Want It Done Right 1 copy, 1 review
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Telling Lies for Fun and Profit (Introduction, some editions) 446 copies, 8 reviews
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A Woman's Eye (Contributor) 266 copies, 3 reviews
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (Contributor) 243 copies, 14 reviews
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 181 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (Contributor) 155 copies, 3 reviews
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Sisters in Crime 4 (Contributor) 103 copies, 2 reviews
Sisters in Crime 2 (Contributor) 98 copies, 2 reviews
A New Omnibus of Crime (Contributor; Editor) 93 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of Sisters in Crime (Contributor) 90 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Book of Female Detectives (Contributor) 70 copies, 1 review
Ross Macdonald : A Biography (Introduction) 68 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (Contributor) 68 copies, 1 review
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (Contributor) 65 copies, 1 review
Most Wanted (Contributor) 28 copies, 1 review
Great detective stories (Contributor) 19 copies
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review
Dangerous Ladies (Contributor) 8 copies
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (Contributor) 8 copies, 1 review
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (Contributor) 3 copies

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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.
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