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Sue Grafton

American writer (1940-2017)

1940   -   2017

genre: crime novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: American English, English
educated at: University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, Atherton High School
occupation: writer, screenwriter, novelist, actor, journalist
award received: Edgar Awards, Ross Macdonald Literary Award, Cartier Diamond Dagger, Anthony Award
influenced by: Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald

Sue Taylor Grafton (April 24, 1940 – December 28, 2017) was an American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the "alphabet series" ("A" Is for Alibi, etc.) featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The daughter of detective novelist C. W. Grafton, she said the strongest influence on her crime novels was author Ross Macdonald. Before her success with this series, she wrote screenplays for television movies.
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