Favourite Book(s) #7 – Alphabet Series by Sue Grafton

I have long been an avid reader of the Alphabet series by the late Sue Grafton. The series of books follows the life of a fictional private detective, Kinsey Malone in the United States.

The series begins with A for Alibi and continues through to the last book written by Sue, Y for Yesterday.

Over the years I have acquired a variety of copies, an omnibus edition of the first three books, a variety of others then some of the later books in the series. I also have a few Kindle books. My plan for 2018 is to read the entire series again and divest myself of the actual books and replace with a full Kindle set. I have been fooling myself into believing that Kindle books do not really count as books!

Sue also wrote about titled Kinsey and Me which I read about a decade ago and will read again when I have read the series.

I found that some of the books had got a bit stale towards the end and I have to confess the last book I read was V for vengeance, but perhaps that is more the mood I was in when I was reading rather than the author’s writing.

I was very sad to read that Sue Grafton had passed away just after Christmas. She has left instruction that the last book in the series is not written and I think as readers we have to respect that, even if the OCD in me wishes there was a full set.

This has been a great series and I have read them sitting at the side of a river bank whilst my husband fished, read on trains and planes to domestic and foreign destinations, and at hotels on an abundance of work related trips.

RIP Sue Grafton and thank you for introducing me to the world of Kinsey Malone.

Sue’s website is still online and I understand will remain so. There is also a full list of the Alphabet series HERE

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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1 Response to Favourite Book(s) #7 – Alphabet Series by Sue Grafton

  1. Barb Rogers says:

    I used to love her books also, but was disappointed with the last few. I’m sorry we’ve lost another great woman author.


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