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Sue Grafton (1940–2017)

Autor(a) de A is for Alibi

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About the Author

Sue Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 24, 1940. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Louisville in 1961. Her first novel Keziah Dane was published in 1967. Her second novel, The Lolly-Madonna War, was published in 1969 and she adapted it into mostrar mais a screenplay. After that movie was released in 1973, she worked intermittently writing for television. A series she created, Nurse, ran for two seasons on CBS in the early 1980s. Her writing career took off when A Is for Alibi was published in 1982 and received the Mysterious Stranger Award. This was the beginning of the Kinsey Millhone Mystery series. B Is for Burglar won the Shamus and Anthony Awards and C Is for Corpse won the Anthony Award. She also received the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon, and the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. She died from cancer on December 28, 2017 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Sue Grafton

A is for Alibi (1982) 6,623 cópias
B is for Burglar (1985) 4,540 cópias
Q is for Quarry (2002) 4,255 cópias
S is for Silence (2005) 4,252 cópias
R is for Ricochet (2004) 4,109 cópias
C is for Corpse (1986) 4,080 cópias
P Is for Peril (2001) 4,027 cópias
T is for Trespass (2007) 3,964 cópias
M is for Malice (1996) 3,942 cópias
O is for Outlaw (1999) 3,842 cópias
N is for Noose (1998) 3,832 cópias
D is for Deadbeat (1987) 3,807 cópias
J Is for Judgment (1993) 3,802 cópias
I is for Innocent (1992) 3,767 cópias
K is for Killer (1994) 3,743 cópias
L is for Lawless (1995) 3,711 cópias
E Is for Evidence (1988) 3,635 cópias
G is for Gumshoe (1990) — Autor — 3,626 cópias
H is for Homicide (1991) 3,577 cópias
F is for Fugitive (1989) 3,556 cópias
U is for Undertow (2009) — Autor — 3,368 cópias
V is for Vengeance (2011) 2,515 cópias
W is for Wasted (2013) 2,106 cópias
X (2015) 1,820 cópias
Y is for Yesterday (2017) 1,482 cópias
Kinsey and Me: Stories (2013) 664 cópias
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-C (1999) 473 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Editor & Introduction — 179 cópias
The Lolly-Madonna war (1969) 11 cópias
Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery [1983 TV movie] (1983) — Screenwriter — 10 cópias
Kinsey and Me Free Preview (2012) — Autor — 10 cópias
Keziah Dane (1968) 9 cópias
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-E (1991) 8 cópias
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-V (1990) 6 cópias
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-J (2007) 5 cópias
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-O (2014) 4 cópias
The Alphabet Mysteries: P-T (2003) 4 cópias
The Alphabet Mysteries: A-D (1990) 3 cópias
Sue Grafton 3 cópias
Spannend trio (1997) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
"C" de Cadáver 1 exemplar(es)
y is for Yesterday 1 exemplar(es)
Carl the Coward 1 exemplar(es)
de homicidio 1 exemplar(es)
Praise for Y is for Yesterday (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
The Lying Game 1 exemplar(es)
A - Z 1 exemplar(es)
Omnibus 1 exemplar(es)
Come Killer 1 exemplar(es)
The Parker Shotgun 1 exemplar(es)
Three complete novels 1 exemplar(es)
Z is for Zero 1 exemplar(es)
Sue Grafton Boxset (2002) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Telling Lies for Fun and Profit (1981) — Introdução, algumas edições462 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 455 cópias
A Woman's Eye (1991) — Contribuinte — 275 cópias
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013) — Contribuinte — 268 cópias
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuinte — 175 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 163 cópias
Sisters in Crime (1990) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Sisters in Crime 4 (1991) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
Sisters in Crime 2 (1990) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Contribuinte; Editor — 97 cópias
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Lady on the Case: 22 Female Detective Stories (1988) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Ross Macdonald : A Biography (1999) — Introdução — 70 cópias
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
First Cases: First Appearances of Classic Private Eyes (1996) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Reader's Digest Select Editions 1999 v01 #241 (1999) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Most Wanted (2002) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Great detective stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction (1985) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories, Volume II (2010) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Detecting Women: New American Short Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Nome de batismo
Grafton, Sue Taylor
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Louisville, Kentucky, Verenigde Staten
Local de falecimento
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Santa Monica, California, USA
University of Louisville (1961 | BA | English Literature)
Western Kentucky State Teachers College
admission clerk
detective novelist
Grafton, C. W. (father)
Pi Beta Phi
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award (Female Sleuth ∙ 2004)
Cartier Diamond Dagger (2008)
Shamus Award (The Eye for Lifetime Achievement ∙ 2003)
MWA Grand Master (2009)
Christopher Award (1979)
Molly Friedrich (Aaron Priest Literary Agency)
Pequena biografia
Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky April 24 1940; graduated University of Louisville, BA 1961 with a major in English Literature, minors in Humanities and Fine Arts.
She married to Steven F. Humphrey with three children from previous marriages: a daughter, Leslie; a son, Jay; a daughter, Jamie; and four granddaughters, Erin, age 21, Kinsey, age 13, Taylor, age 4, and Addison, age 2.



"A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
"A" is for Alibi" is the first book in Sue Grafton's alphabet mystery series, featuring Kinsey Millhone, a 32-year-old Private Investigator residing in California. I've just begun this series and found this book quite enjoyable. The mystery is compelling, suspenseful, and makes for a quick read. Kinsey's character is fiercely independent, and she's portrayed in a way that makes you feel intimately acquainted with her. Nikki Fife, recently released from prison after serving eight years for the murder of her husband Laurence, enlists Kinsey to uncover the real culprit. As Kinsey delves into the investigation, she discovers a similarly executed murder that occurred days after Laurence's—the victim being Libby Glass, the accountant for Laurence's law firm, poisoned in the same manner. With the trail cold for eight years, Kinsey is aware that uncovering the truth will be challenging. She starts piecing together the profiles of those involved and the events leading to Laurence's death. However, her probing does not sit well with someone who is intent on keeping the truth buried. As Kinsey edges closer to the truth, she finds herself in peril, with a determined adversary attempting to thwart her efforts.… (mais)
Irina79 | outras 217 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
Creepy, creepy! Makes me wonder about people a little more than I did before.
DianeVallere | outras 104 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |
I had a harder time getting into this one, but everything clicked around page 100. By the end I felt like there were a few unanswered questions, but still a good one.
DianeVallere | outras 127 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |
Another one of my favorites. Stayed up till wee hours of the morning to finish.
DianeVallere | outras 64 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |



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