(US, 1940– )
Sue Grafton is author of the alphabet series which began with A is for Alibi (1986), charting the adventures of female private investigator Kinsey Millhone. Kinsey is a sassy, diligent, and independent character with a wry wit and a keen eye. Her home town of Santa Teresa in California is a fictional re-creation of Santa Monica where Grafton lives. Kinsey's neighbour, retired baker Henry Pitts, and other characters feature throughout the series. In C is for Corpse (1987) Bobby Callahan claims he was run off the road and his friend killed. He has suffered terrible injuries and memory loss but believes he is still in danger. Kinsey takes the case and three days later Callahan is found dead. Kinsey is determined to find out the truth. In K is for Killer (1994) Kinsey is hired to investigate the unsolved homicide of Lorna Kepler but first has to learn as much as she can about Kepler's life.
Sandra Scoppettone, Sara Paretsky.
See CRIME CS