Sue Grafton, author of the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mysteries and legendary pioneer for women in detective fiction, died last week at the age of 77.
While it is more than a little devastating to know that we will never read the mythical Z Is for Zero, we are fortunately left with plenty of Kinsey’s cases to revisit. If you feel like investigating a suspicious insurance claim, eating bread baked by an octogenarian, drinking sour wine at a Hungarian tavern, cutting your own hair with nail scissors, or dodging bullets on a foggy beach, here are some recommendations.
Get your bearings in Santa Teresa with the book that sets the tone for all of the others, A is for Alibi. [[nid:3416]]Kinsey’s first case after leaving California Fidelity (and her last case with her iconic Volkwagen Beetle) is a particularly juicy one. [[nid:3417]]Kinsey is an orphan, but she is somehow at her best when investigating family drama. [[nid:3418]]While this book veers from the naming convention, it delivers on a ton of groundwork laid in earlier cases. [[nid:3419]]
Respectfully submitted by guest blogger Sarah Allen