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"G" is for Grafton

The World of Kinsey Millhone

Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay

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Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner

Revised and updated through "O" Is for Outlaw, the Edgar Award Winner for Best Biographical Work is the essential reader's companion to the world of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone

With the cooperation of Sue Grafton, who provided unprecedented access to her working journals, authors Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay have created a fully dimensional biography of Kinsey Millhone that will answer every question readers have ever had. Here is a feast for Kinsey's fans, including such features as time lines, maps, floor plans, case logs, and photographs.

But this book is also a revealing journey into the mind and work habits of Kinsey's creator. You'll learn why Grafton chose to write detective fiction and how she responds to runaway plot lines and unruly characters. You will find out what titles she has discarded in the series, what she plans for Kinsey's future, and how she sees their evolving relationship. Ultimately, you'll understand why Grafton is so esteemed in the field of detective fiction and, from an analysis of her craft, why she has earned so prominent a place in American letters.

Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner, Macavity Award - Nominee, Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner

Praise for "G" is for Grafton

“A dream come true for the many aficionados of bestselling mystery writer Sue Grafton.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The ultimate resource for Kinsey Millhone fans.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fans will devour it like Kinsey downs her Quarter Pounders.” —Entertainment Weekly

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Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay

Edgar-Award winning authors Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay are on the faculty at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Kaufman is a legal scholar and Kay specializes in Shakespeare, and both have run panels on women and detective fiction for the Popular Culture Association.

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