Kinsey and Me: Stories

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Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013 - Fiction - 385 pages
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In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Sue, a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Sue has given us stories that reveal Kinsey's origins and Sue's past.
"I've come to believe that Grafton is not only the most talented woman writing crime fiction today but also that, regardless of gender, her Millhone books are among the five or six best series any American has ever written."--Patrick Anderson, "The Washington Post"
"Kinsey and Me" has two parts: The nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), each a gem of detection; and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton's mother died. Together, they show just how much of Kinsey is a distillation of her creator's past even as they reveal a child who, free of parental interventions, read everything and roamed everywhere. But the dark side of such freedom was that very parental distance.
The same feisty voice and witty apercus readers fell in love with in "A Is for Alibi" permeate the Kinsey stories. Those in the And Me section trace a remarkable voyage, from anger to understanding, from pain to forgiveness. They take us into a troubled family, dysfunctional as most families are, each in their own way, but Grafton's telling is sensitive, delicate, and ultimately, loving. Enriching the way we see Kinsey and know Sue, these stories are deeply affecting.

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Tough stuff, but still good writing. - Goodreads
I also found the "me" section very difficult to read. - Goodreads
Despite the topic, the writing is excellent. - Goodreads
The issue was the complete difference in writing style. - Goodreads

The best short stories series I have ever read!

User Review  - seashell8 - Overstock.com

After all these years of Sue Grafton entertaining her fans of Kinsey Millhone she has given us the rest of the story. And a glimpse into how the mind of the writer who created such a character was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julie Baker - Goodreads

This one was hard for me. I am about as big of a Grafton fan as anyone else I've found and I generally devour any of her ABC books. I didn't at all love this one - in fact, it took me over a year to ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Sue Grafton, with four more letters of the alphabet to come, is deep into "W is for" . . . She lives in Montecito and Louisville.

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