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Just a handful of books into her wildly popular Alphabet Series of Mystery novels, writer Sue Grafton was already fielding questions about the inevitable: What comes after Z? To think about Z means skipping right over all intervening years, beloved writer write in Q & on her website. I 'll be 199 years old by then, so I 'll be lucky if I dont spend day drooling at myself. Devote readers of Graftons Kinsey Millhone detective novels, first published in 1982 with Is For Alibi, will never know. The Santa Barbara writer who created in Millhone one of first modern hard-boil female private eyes and top best-seller lists for decades, inspiring loyal readers to name their daughters after the Series heroine, died Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer, according to her daughter Jamie Clark. She was 77. The latest installment in the series published earlier this year, Y Is For Yesterday, will be the last, Clark wrote in a Facebook post. Grafton's husband of four decades, Steven Humphrey, said the author wasnt in pain and was surrounded by family who talked to her for two days after she fell unconscious. Every day with her was joy, she was the most amazing woman in the world, said Humphrey, who lectures in philosophy at UC Santa Barbara and University of Louisville. Grafton created Millhone, salty-mouth, twice-divorce ex-cop with a penchant for Quarter Pounders with Cheese, at a time when mystery novels were almost exclusively written by men, featuring male protagonists. Unlike so many female characters in mysteries that precede her appearance, she is not a loyal helpmate or willing employee or second banana. Now, how refreshing is that? Her longtime editor, Marian Wood, said of Millhone in a post on Penguin Random House website. Grafton novels have become so successful and so beloved, that they totally changed the genre, says Otto Penzler, owner of New Yorks Mysterious Bookshop and publisher and editor of Mystery novels. She does so much for female Mystery Writers. Grafton says she came up with the plot For Is For Alibi, involving poisoning by oleander, while fuming with murderous rage during a bitter, draw-out custody battle with her second husband. All of us have experienced rage and sense of powerlessness, exactly what I was feeling when I fantasized murder. What comes up in all of us when we are in such unjust situations is the same energy that drives killers, she told the Times in 1990. I write to understand who I am. Writers like to refer to Millhone, who investigates murders and disappearances in coastal Santa Teresa fictionalized version of Santa Barbara as a thinner, younger, braver version of herself, living a life she may have led had she not married and had children at a young age. Born April 24 1940, in Louisville, Ky., To parents who were alcoholics, Grafton and her sister were left to spend much of their days on their own, reading.

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Kinsey Millhone Series In Order

The Chronological order of Sue Graftons Kinsey Millhone novels is exactly the same as publication order. Sue Grafton was an American author of suspense novels. Sue passed away on December 28 2017. She was most well known for her detective stories. Sue Grafton was born on April 24 1940 in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of famed detective novelist CW Grafton. Sue Grafton has stated that one of biggest influences on her writing was the writer Ross Macdonald. She has been writing before her novels were publish, writing scripts for make for television movies. Her mother is Vivian Harnsberger, daughter of a Presbyterian minister. Grafton grew up in Louisville with her sister. She first attended the University of Louisville and then attended Western Kentucky University and then graduated in 1961 from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and minors in fine arts and humanities. She was also a member of the sorority Pi Beta Phi. She works as a clerk, cashier, and secretary after graduating from the University of Louisville. She began writing when she was eighteen. Sue Grafton completed her first novel at twenty two and wrote a total of seven manuscripts. Two of these seven manuscripts end up getting publish. She then spent fifteen years writing scripts for make for television movies. Some of the scripts Sue Grafton wrote included projects Nurse, Mark, I Love You, Sex and Single Parent and Walking Through Fire. She adapted Caribbean Mystery and Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie For make for television movies. She also helped write Killer in Family as well as Love on Run. Sue Grafton also came up with the concept and story for the 1983 TV movie Svengali. Grafton uses this experience in writing to confidently return to make attempt at fiction writing once more, all while being embroiled in a nasty divorce and custody case for her children that lasted six years. Grafton has been divorced twice and is married to Stephen Humphry. Sue Grafton had long liked the idea of having connected titles, such as colors LA works by John D. Macdonald. She came up with the concept of naming each novel by letter in the alphabet when reading Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey, in which a disastrous or melancholy thing happens in each square, which designates letter of alphabet. Sue Grafton liked the concept and decided to integrate it into her books, coming up with as many mystery themes for letters of alphabet as she could. This led to the writing and publication of the series for which Sue Grafton is famous for, alphabet detective series. Sue Grafton is most famous for the Kinsey Millhone series, alphabetized detective novel series based in Santa Theresa, California, which is based in Santa Barbera, near to where Sue Grafton lives. It follows Kinsey Millhone, licensed private investigator.

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