Grafton Gifts Fans with Short stories,Grafton Gifts Fans with Compelling Short-Story Set

By Memmott, Carol | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 13, 2013 | Go to article overview

Grafton Gifts Fans with Short stories,Grafton Gifts Fans with Compelling Short-Story Set


Memmott, Carol, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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Every two years, fans of Sue Grafton's Alphabet mystery series are over the moon. They don't need detective skills to know 2013 is time for the next installment in the crime-solving adventures of detective Kinsey Millhone.

"V Is for Vengeance," the most recent in Grafton's popular series, was released in 2011. "W Is for ..." is due later this year, title and release date to come. But right now, Grafton is giving her fans something terrific while they wait.

"Kinsey and Me: Stories" was published privately in 1991. The 300 copies were for Grafton's friends and family. This is its first publication for the general public.

It gathers in one place nine previously published short stories, mostly in magazines and anthologies, about the super sleuth.

It also offers a closer look at what makes Grafton tick. The 13 semi-autobiographical Kit Blue stories included in the collection go a long way toward explaining why the book is called "Kinsey and Me," not Kinsey and Kit.

"If Kinsey is my alter ego, Kit Blue is simply a younger version of me," writes Grafton in an introduction that precedes the Kit stories. …

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