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Kinsey Millhone is a series of mystery novels sometimes referred to as 'Alphabet Mysteries', created by Sue Grafton. They follow titular Kinsey Millhone, private investigator in fictional Santa Teresa, California. Reportedly: Kinsey is 5'6 and weighs about 118 pounds. She has short, dark, thick hair that she trims with nail scissors, being generally uninterested in her physical appearance. Each book is name for letters of the alphabet, final one being Y Is for Yesterday. The series began in 1982 and ends in 2017, though in the universe only six years have pass. The final book was to be published in 2019; it would be called z Is for Zero and it take place in 1990. Sadly, Grafton's passing in December 2017 meant that Y would be Kinsey's final adventure. Is for Alibi b Is for Burglar c Is for Corpse d Is for Deadbeat e Is for Evidence f Is for Fugitive g Is for Gumshoe h Is for Homicide i Is for Innocent j Is for Judgment k Is for Killer l Is for Lawless m Is for Malice n Is for Noose o Is for Outlaw p Is for Peril q Is for Quarry r Is for Ricochet s Is for Silence t Is for Trespass u Is for Undertow v Is for Vengeance w Is for Wasted x Y Is for Yesterday

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Biography

The fictional character, Kinsey Millhone, was born on May 5 1950. Her unusual first name was the maiden name of her mother, wealthy debutante Rita Cynthia Kinsey, who married Kinsey's father, Randy Millhone, against the wishes of Kinsey's grandmother, Cornelia LaGrand Kinsey, causing a family rift. Kinsey's parents were killed in a car wreck when she was five; Kinsey was trapped in a car with her dead parents for several hours before she was rescue, retaining only memory of her mother weeping softly before her death. She then moves in with her mother sister Virginia, only relative to side with Rita in family rift, although Kinsey later finds out her parents were en route to a bridge-building family visit when the accident occur. From her Aunt Gin, Kinsey acquired various eccentricities, including a liking for peanut-butter and pickle sandwiches. In high school, Kinsey was self-describe pot-smoking delinquent. After three semesters at a local community College, she realized that academic life was not for her and she joined the Santa Teresa police force. After two years, Kinsey decided life in uniform wasn't for her, either, and quit the police force to become an investigator for California Fidelity, insurance company, where Aunt Gin had work. Eventually, she became a self-employed private investigator, initially mentor by a local PI, Benjamin Byrd, who had been partner of another local PI, Morley Shine, before striking out on her own, solving various disappearances and murders, clearing names and dodging hitmen. For some years, she maintained a loose relationship with CFI, then rented premises in the offices of her lawyer, Lonnie Kingman, before renting independent office space in later years. She has an antagonistic relationship with local policeman Con Dolan, although this mellow into a reasonably amicable truce after Dolan's retirement and they have co-operate in more than one recent case. Kinsey is 5'6 tall, and weighs about 118 pounds. She has short, dark, thick hair that she trims with nail scissors, being generally uninterested in her physical appearance. She is, however, very particular about her teeth, and even mentions other people's good teeth. Her wardrobe consists mostly of jeans and turtleneck sweaters, though she also owns extremely wrinkle-resistant little black dress for those occasions when dressing up is unavoidable. She does, however, place great premium on physical fitness and jogs three miles every weekday. At the same time, she has a penchant for junk food. She also suffers from tinnitus, because when she shoots attacker from inside a trash can. Kinsey has been divorced twice. Her first husband, Mickey, ex-cop, appears in O Is for Outlaw. Her second husband, Daniel, struggling musician, appears in E Is for Evidence, where he is revealed to be attracted to men. In most ways, Kinsey is a loner. She has no children and lives in an extremely compact studio apartment converted from a single-car garage.

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Sue Grafton

Crime novelist Sue Grafton, whose Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series became worldwide bestsellers, has died after a two-year battle with cancer, her daughter said on Friday. Grafton, 77, died in Santa Barbara, California, on Thursday surrounded by her family, her daughter, Jamie Clark, said in a note on Grafton's facebook page. Grafton was best known for a series of murder mystery novels that each begin with a different letter of alphabet. The last was Y IS FOR Yesterday, which was published in August. Sue passed away last night after a two-year battle with cancer, her daughter write. Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast. She had been fine up until just a few days ago, and then things moved quickly. Grafton had never allowed her books to be turned into movies or TV shows, and her daughter said she was adamantly against Ghost Writers. As far as we in Family are concern, Alphabet now ends at Y, Clark write. Grafton novels feature feisty female private investigator Kinsey Millhone, who lives in the fictional California town of Santa Teresa. The first, IS FOR ALIBI, was published in 1982. Books have been translated into 26 languages and regularly top bestseller lists in the United States. Grafton was praised for her wit and her characters. She won numerous honours for her work, including plaudits from the British Crime Writers Association and Mystery Writers of America. British Crime writer Val McDermid pays tribute to the pioneering Grafton. She posted on Twitter: Deeply sadden to hear of the death of Sue Grafton. She was amazingly generous to me when I was starting out and remains a good and supportive pal. And Kinsey Millhone was one of the pioneering female PIs who show rest of us the way. Princess Diaries creator Meg Cabot, write: Oh, no. This IS really sad. I love her books. Thank you FOR them, Sue Grafton. Mylo Carbia, horror screenwriter behind Ghost Huntress, tweet: RIP suegrafton. F was FOR FANTASTIC. Award-winning Damage do writer Hilary Davidson post: So sorry to hear about Sue Grafton. Ive been a fan since I read IS FOR ALIBI back in 1993. She was a wonderful writer & delightful person. Preacher star Julie Ann Emery tweet: Wow. RIP Sue Grafton. I get into her books in HS and College. Great relaxing reads with such bad * female character at their center.

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Kinsey Millhone Books In Order

This one is one of the easy ones to follow, if you know your alphabet! Is For Alibi-Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. Eight years ago, Nikki Fife was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now shes out on parole and needs Kinseys help to find the real Killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikkis bad name wo be easy. B Is For Burglar-p. Kinsey Millhone is reluctant to take on the case of locating Beverly Danziger's sister Elaine Boldt. It is small matter that Beverly should be able to handle herself. So why is she enlisting Kinseys services? Beverly claims she needs Elaine's signature on some documents so that she can collect small inheritance. But the whole affair doesnt sit well with Kinsey. C Is For Corpse-Its one of Kinsey Millhones toughest cases yet. Twenty-three-year-old Bobby Callahan is lucky to be alive after a car forced his Porsche over a bridge and into a canyon. The Crash leaves Bobby with a clouded memory. But he ca shake the feeling it was no random accident and that he was still in danger D Is For Deadbeat-When Alvin Limardo walks into PI Kinsey Millhones office, she smells bad news. He wanted Kinsey to deliver 25 000. Recipient: fifteen-year-old boy. It is a simple matter. So simple that Kinsey wonders why he doesnt deliver money himself. But with rent due, Kinsey accepts Limardos retainer against her better Judgment e Is For Evidence-It all begins with 5 000 deposit made into Kinsey Millhones bank account. The problem is she is not one who deposits money. But when she is accused of being on take in an industrial arson case, Kinsey realizes someone is framing her F Is For Fugitive-Seventeen years ago in Floral Beach, body of Jean Timberlake-troubled teen who had a reputation with boys-was found on the beach. Her boyfriend, Bailey Fowler, was convicted of her murder and imprisoned, but he escaped After all this time, Baileys have finally been capture. Believing in his sons ' innocence, Bailey's father wants Kinsey Millhone to find the real Killer. G Is For Gumshoe-When Irene Gersh asks PI Kinsey Millhone to locate her elderly Mother Agnes, whom she hasnt heard from in six months, Its not exactly the kind of case Kinsey jumps for. But girls gotta pay their bills, and this should be easy money-or so she think H Is For Homicide-When PI Kinsey Millhones good friend and colleague Parnell Perkins is found Murder in the parking lot behind California Fidelity Insurance, she ca believe he had any enemies. The only clue that raises a red flag for Kinsey is one of Parnells files on Bibianna Diaz, who appeared to have made a lucrative career out of scamming insurance companies with phony claims. I Is For Innocent-Five years ago, David Barney was acquitted of the murder of his rich wife, Isabelle.

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E is for Evidence

No one writes thrillers like 1 New York Times bestselling author, Sue Grafton. In E IS FOR EVIDENCE, PI Kinsey Millhone becomes victim of nasty frame-up E IS FOR EX Being twice-divorce, happily independent loner has work like charm FOR PI Kinsey Millhoneuntil holiday weekend like this one roll around. What she needs IS little diversion to ward off blues. She gets her much-need distraction with case that places her career on line. And if that isn't enough to keep her busy, her EX-husband, who walked out on her eight years ago, pop back on the radar. E IS FOR ENEMY It all begins with 5 000 deposits made into Kinsey's bank account. The problem IS she's not one who deposits money. But when she's accused of being on take in an industrial arson case, Kinsey realizes someone is framing her E IS FOR EVIDENCE. Now Kinsey's working FOR herself. But with new evidenceand corpsessurfacing around her, she's going to have to act quickly to clear her name before she loses her career, her reputationand quite possibly her life IS FOR Alibi b IS FOR Burglar c IS FOR Corpse d IS FOR Deadbeat E IS FOR EVIDENCE f IS FOR Fugitive g IS FOR Gumshoe h IS FOR Homicide i IS FOR Innocent j IS FOR Judgment k IS FOR Killer l IS FOR Lawless m IS FOR Malice n IS FOR Noose o IS FOR Outlaw p IS FOR Peril q IS FOR Quarry r IS FOR Ricochet s IS FOR Silence t IS FOR Trespass u IS FOR Undertow v IS FOR Vengeance w IS FOR Wasted x 1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton enter Mystery field in 1982 with publication of 'A IS FOR Alibi, which introduce female hard-boiled private investigator, Kinsey Millhone, operating out of fictional town of Santa Teresa, California, and launch bestselling Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries. In addition to her books, Shed published several Kinsey Millhone short stories, and with her husband, Steven Humphrey, wrote numerous movies FOR television, including Killer in Family, Love on Run and two Agatha Christie adaptations, Sparkling Cyanide and Caribbean Mystery, which starred Helen Hayes. Grafton IS published in 28 countries and in 26 languages.

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R is for Ricochet

2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. Reba Lafferty was daughter of privilege. Abandon by her rebellious mother when she was infant, she was the only child of a rich man, already in his mid-fifties when she was born, and her adoring father thoroughly spoiled her. Now, at thirty-two, having had many scrapes with the law, she is about to be released on probation from California Institution For Women, having served twenty-two months of a four-year sentence for embezzlement. Though Nord Lafferty could deny his daughter nothing, he wasnt there for her when she was brought up on this charge. Now he wants to be sure she stays straight, stays at home and away from drugs, booze, gamblers. It seems like a straightforward assignment for Kinsey: babysit Reba until she settles in, make sure she follows all the niceties of her parole. Maybe weeks work. Nothing untowardthe woman seemed remorseful and friendly. And money is good. But life is never that simple, and Reba is out of prison less than twenty-four hours when one of her old crowd comes circling round. R Is For Ricochet. And R Is for romance: love goes right, love goes wrong, and matters somewhere in between.

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U is for Undertow

Sue Grafton takes the mystery genre to new heights with this twisting, complex 1 New York Times bestseller that draws private investigator Kinsey Millhone into a case shrouded in sins of the past. Looking solemn, Michael Sutton arrives in Kinsey Millhones office with a story to tell. When he was six, he say, he wandered into the woods and saw two men digging hole. They claim they were pirates, looking for buried treasure. Now, all these years later, long-forgotten events have come back to himand he has pieced them together with news reports from time, becoming convinced that he witnessed the burial of a kidnapped child. Kinsey has nearly nothing to go on. Sutton doesnt even know where he was that dayand, she soon discovers, he has a history of what might generously be called active imagination. Despite her doubts, Kinsey sets out to track down so-call burial site. And what she found there pulls her into a hidden current of deceit stretching back more than twenty years. It was April 1988, month before Kinsey Millhones thirty-eighth birthday, and she was alone in her office catching up on paperwork when a young man arrived unannounced. Michael Sutton is twenty-seven, unemployed college dropout. More than two decades ago, four-year-old girl disappear, and a recent newspaper story about her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial and could identify the killers if he saw them again. He wanted Kinseys help with locating the grave and finding men. Its way more than a long shot, but hes persistent and willing to pay cash up front. Reluctantly, Kinsey agrees to give him one day of her time. But it isnt long before she discovers Sutton has an uneasy relationship with the truth. In essence, hes boy who cries wolf. Is his story true, or simply one more in a long line of fabrications? Moving effortlessly between the 1980s and 1960s, and changing points of view as Kinsey pursues witnesses whose accounts often clash. Gradually, listeners come to see how everything connects in this twisting, complex, surprise-fill thriller. And as always, at beating heart of her fiction is Kinsey Millhone, sharp-tongue, observant loner who never forgets that under the thin veneer of civility is roiling dark side to soul.

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