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Sue Grafton


USA (1940 - )

Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages-including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. She's an international bestseller with a readership in the millions. She's a writer who believes in the form that she has chosen to mine: "The mystery novel offers a world in which justice is served. Maybe not in a court of law," she has said, "but people do get their just desserts." And like Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker and the John D. MacDonald-the best of her breed-she has earned new respect for that form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents.
 
Series contributed to
The Best American Mystery Stories: 1998
 
Non fiction
Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (1986) : B Is for Burglar
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1986) : B Is for Burglar
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (1987) : C Is for Corpse
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (1991) : G Is for Gumshoe
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1991) : G Is for Gumshoe
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1995) : K Is for Killer


Sue Grafton recommends
Pale Gray for Guilt
Pale Gray for Guilt (1968)
(Travis McGee, book 9)
John D MacDonald
"...a dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character."
Fellowship of Fear
Fellowship of Fear (1982)
(Gideon Oliver, book 1)
Aaron Elkins
"First rate! Elegant, ingenious, and beautifully crafted."
The Death We Share
The Death We Share (1995)
(Patricia Delaney, book 3)
Sharon Short
"A fine addition to the ranks of professional sleuths."
This Far, No Further
This Far, No Further (1996)
(Harding, book 1)
John Wessel
"One of the most exciting mystery debuts in years."
Double Cross
Double Cross (1998)
(Bert & Nan Tatum Mysteries, book 3)
Beverly Taylor Herald and Barbara Taylor McCafferty
"Double your pleasure, Double your fun."
Flashpoint
Flashpoint (1999)
(Carlotta Carlyle, book 8)
Linda Barnes
"I'm crazy about Carlotta!... More! More! More!"
Bad Boy
Bad Boy (2001)
Olivia Goldsmith
"Witty and wonderful."
Flight
Flight (2001)
(Irene Kelly, book 8)
Jan Burke
"Will keep you clinging to your armrests from beginning to end."
The Big Nap
The Big Nap (2001)
(Mommy-Track, book 2)
Ayelet Waldman
"Kinsey Millhone would approve."
Ashes of Aries
Ashes of Aries (2001)
(Elizabeth Chase, book 5)
Martha C Lawrence
"Save a spot on the bestseller list for Martha Lawrence."
Now's the Time: The Complete Resnick Short Stories
Now's the Time: The Complete Resnick Short Stories (2002)
(Resnick)
John Harvey
"Charlie Resnick is one of the most fully realized characters in modern crime fiction."
Vertical Burn
Vertical Burn (2002)
Earl W Emerson
"The most exciting book I've read in years."
Sweet and Lowdown
Sweet and Lowdown (2002)
(Dorie Lennox, book 2)
Lise McClendon
"Dorie Lennox is a humdinger of a private eye."
Blues in the Night
Blues in the Night (2002)
(Molly Blume, book 1)
Rochelle Krich
"Blues in the Night is superb... Molly Blume is a fresh new presence... Smart, resourceful, and curious - not much escapes her. "
Jamaica Blues
Jamaica Blues (2002)
(Caribbean Mystery, book 1)
Don Bruns
"Don Bruns has staked out his turf... sex, drugs, rock & roll, and murder. What more could you want?"
Cold Pursuit
Cold Pursuit (2003)
T Jefferson Parker
"I rank the crime novels of T. Jefferson Parker right up there with the best."
Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime
Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime (2006)
(Rat Pack Mystery, book 1)
Robert J Randisi
"FRANK SINATRA and DEAN MARTIN never knew how much trouble they were in until Robert Randisi stepped onto the scene. A gem of a read!"
Frames
Frames (2008)
(Valentino Mystery, book 1)
Loren D Estleman
"Estleman has laid claim to a fresh new franchise, and the turf is all his. My hat's off to him."
Air Time
Air Time (2009)
(Charlotte McNally Mystery, book 3)
Hank Phillippi Ryan
"Sassy, fast-paced and appealing. This is first-class entertainment."
Corrupt Practices
Corrupt Practices (2013)
(Parker Stern, book 1)
Robert Rotstein
"This is a terrific book....A fresh take on the legal thriller....Maximum intrigue and suspence."



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