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Grafton, Sue

Works: 474 works in 3,965 publications in 25 languages and 195,733 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Detective and mystery stories, American  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Adventure stories  Biography  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3557.R13, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Sue Grafton
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"S" is for silence by Sue Grafton( Book )

99 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 7,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-four years after Violet Sullivan's unexplained disappearance, Daisy--the not-quite-seven-year-old daughter she left behind--enlists the assistance of private detective Kinsey Millhone to help her find the truth
"R" is for ricochet by Sue Grafton( Book )

83 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 6,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reba Lafferty was a daughter of privilege, the only child of an adoring father. Over the years, he quietly settled her many scrapes with the law, but he wasn't there for her when she was convicted of embezzlement and sent to the California Institute for Women. Now, at thirty-two, she is about to be paroled, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence. Nord Lafferty wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from the drugs, the booze, the gamblers. It seems a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the rules of her parole. Maybe all of a week's work. Nothing untoward-the woman seems remorseful and friendly. And the money is good. But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than 24 hours when one of her old crowd comes circling around
T is for trespass by Sue Grafton( Book )

99 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 6,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociopath Solana Rojas uses a stolen identity as a private caregiver to gain access to her intended victims while endeavoring to outmaneuver private investigator Kinsey Millhone."
P is for peril by Sue Grafton( Book )

90 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 6,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's no surprise that Grafton has taken on new territory in her 16th book of the alphabet series, this time entering the world of noir. It's a world cast in shades of black amid shafts of steel and silver, a shadow land in which the disappearance of a prominent physician leads Kinsey Millhone into a danger-filled maze of duplicity as she taps into a cunning Medicare fraud
"Q" is for quarry by Sue Grafton( Book )

95 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 6,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen years after the body of an unidentified young woman is discovered in a quarry off California's Highway 1, two police detectives nearing retirement enlist Kinsey Millhone's aid to help identify the long-ago murder victim
U is for undertow by Sue Grafton( Book )

57 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a recent reference to a kidnapping triggers a flood of memories, unemployed college dropout Michael Sutton hires Kinsey Millhone to locate a four-year-old girl's remains and find the men who killed her
"A" is for alibi : a Kinsey Millhone mystery by Sue Grafton( Book )

162 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 6,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nikki Fife, the wife of a hated divorce lawyer, out on parole after eight years in prison for killing her husband, hires ex-cop-turned-private detective Kinsey Millhone to find the real killer and clear her name
O is for outlaw by Sue Grafton( Book )

61 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Kinsey Millhone of California discovers an undelivered letter exonerating her first husband of beating a man to death, for which she left him. Kinsey goes after the real killer, a probe that takes her back to Vietnam War days
"L" is for lawless by Sue Grafton( Book )

84 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Kinsey Millhone of California goes looking for the loot of a $500,000 robbery, an assignment filled with danger as one of the robbers is a psychopath. By the author of "K" Is for Killer
M is for malice by Sue Grafton( Book )

91 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Kinsey Millhone is hired by three brothers to find a fourth who, it appears from their father's will, was not disinherited after all when he walked out on the family, and is entitled to $5 million. Kinsey finds him working as a janitor in a church, but no sooner found, than he is killed. Kinsey has more work
"G" is for gumshoe by Sue Grafton( Book )

118 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 5,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinsey Millhone's grit is tested as she unearths the gruesome truth about a long-buried betrayal and, in the process, comes face-to-face with the grisly fact of her own mortality
"B" is for burglar by Sue Grafton( Book )

156 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 5,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California private eye Kinsey Millhone takes on a case where nothing seems to add up--one apartment burgled of worthless papers, another mindlessly ransacked and destroyed, a house destroyed by arson, a woman brutally slain
"I" is for innocent by Sue Grafton( Book )

76 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired by the insurance agency for whom she investigates, Kinsey is forced to take on a last-minute murder investigation in which the ex-husband of a murdered artist claims that David Barney, her current husband, is guilty as sin. Barney gets to Kinsey and insists he's innocent. But if he is, who's guilty? In trying to learn who's been getting away with murder, Kinsey may be courting her own
N is for noose by Sue Grafton( Book )

88 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Kinsey Millhone of California is hired by the widow of a policeman who refused to tell her what was on his mind. Kinsey learns he suspected some policemen of murder. When Kinsey opens an investigation, the town clams up
"C" is for corpse : a Kinsey Millhone mystery by Sue Grafton( Book )

130 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 5,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinsey meets him in the local gym. Bobby Callahan is a scarred young man struggling back to life after a car forced his Porsche over the edge of a canyon, battering his body and muddling his memory. All he remembers is that someone, for some reason, tried to kill him. Desperate for clues about his own past life and certain he is being stalked, he asks Kinsey to protect him. Kinsey can't resist the brave kid - and neither can the killers. Three days late Bobby is dead. Kinsey Millhone never welshed on a deal. She'd been hired to stop a killing. Now she'd find the killer
"H" is for homicide by Sue Grafton( Book )

96 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 5,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinsey Millhone is working on a case involving the death of a claims adjuster for a California insurance company. The story takes her into the Los Angeles barrio in pursuit of a violent criminal, into jails and hospitals, and into a grungy bar named the Meat Locker
"J" is for judgment by Sue Grafton( Book )

86 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 5,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While investigating the reappearance of Wendell Jaffe, who has been presumed dead for five years, Kinsey Millhone uncovers some unpleasant truths about her own family in the process
"F" is for fugitive : a Kinsey Millhone mystery by Sue Grafton( Book )

107 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 5,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen years after the murder of Jean Timberlake at Floral Beach, her self-confessed killer suddenly reappears, and the case reopens
"E" is for evidence : a Kinsey Millhone mystery by Sue Grafton( Book )

103 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 5,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the silly season and a Monday at that, and Kinsey Millhone was bogged down in a preliminary report on a fire claim. Something was nagging at her, but she couldn't pin it. The last thing she needed in the morning mail was a letter from her bank recording an erroneous $5,000 deposit in her account. Kinsey had never believed in Santa Claus and she wasn't about to change her mind now. Resigning herself to a morning of frustration, she phoned the bank and, assaulted by canned carols, waited on hold for an officer to clear up the snafu. It was with something less than Christmas cheer that Kinsey faced off only minutes later with California Fidelity's Mac Voorhies. Voorhies was smart, humorless, stingy with praise, and totally fair. He was frowning now. "I got a phone call this morning." he said, his frown deepening. "Somebody says you're on the take." Suddenly the $5,000 deposit clicked into place. It wasn't a mistake. It was a setup. "E" is for evidence: evidence planted, evidence lost. "E" is for ex-lovers and evasions, enemies and endings. For Kinsey, "E" is for everything she stands to lose if she can't exonerate herself: her license, her livelihood, her good name. And so she takes on a new client: namely, Kinsey Millhone, thirty-two and twice-divorced, ex-cop and wisecracking loner, a California private investigator with a penchant for lost causes--one of which, it is to be hoped, is not herself. As Kinsey begins to unravel the frame-up, she finds that her future is intimately tied to one family's past and to the explosive secret it has protected for almost twenty years. Digging deeper, she discovers that probing the past can have lethal consequences as she follows a trail of murder that leads to her own front door. And in what may well be her most challenging case, Kinsey comes up against the fact that sometimes, "E" is forever
"K" is for killer by Sue Grafton( Book )

107 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 5,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janice Kepler is a grieving mother who can't let the death of her daughter Lorna alone, so she approaches Kinsey Millhone for help
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Alternative Names
Grafton, Sʹi︠u︡

Grafton, Sue

Grafton, Sue Taylor 1940-

גרפטון, סו

סו גרפטון

グラフトン, スー

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"R" is for ricochetT is for trespassP is for peril"Q" is for quarryU is for undertow"A" is for alibi : a Kinsey Millhone mysteryO is for outlaw"L" is for lawless