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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)
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A Is for Alibi 6,057 copies, 166 reviews
B Is for Burglar 4,182 copies, 86 reviews
S Is for Silence 3,893 copies, 78 reviews
Q Is for Quarry 3,890 copies, 59 reviews
R Is for Ricochet 3,764 copies, 62 reviews
C Is for Corpse 3,760 copies, 63 reviews
P Is for Peril 3,667 copies, 48 reviews
T Is for Trespass 3,625 copies, 99 reviews
M Is for Malice 3,600 copies, 54 reviews
N Is for Noose 3,528 copies, 51 reviews
O Is for Outlaw 3,520 copies, 47 reviews
D Is for Deadbeat 3,507 copies, 55 reviews
J Is for Judgment 3,489 copies, 45 reviews
I Is for Innocent 3,447 copies, 48 reviews
K is for Killer 3,422 copies, 39 reviews
E Is for Evidence 3,361 copies, 56 reviews
L Is for Lawless 3,359 copies, 42 reviews
G Is for Gumshoe (Author) 3,344 copies, 46 reviews
F Is for Fugitive 3,298 copies, 48 reviews
H Is for Homicide 3,291 copies, 46 reviews
U Is for Undertow (Author) 3,038 copies, 121 reviews
V Is for Vengeance 2,223 copies, 108 reviews
W Is for Wasted 1,829 copies, 77 reviews
X 1,512 copies, 90 reviews
Y is for Yesterday 1,171 copies, 59 reviews
Kinsey and Me: Stories 583 copies, 35 reviews
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-C 420 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (Editor & Introduction) 164 copies
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Telling Lies for Fun and Profit (Introduction, some editions) 427 copies, 8 reviews
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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (Contributor) 221 copies, 12 reviews
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Ross Macdonald : A Biography (Introduction) 66 copies, 2 reviews
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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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