Kinsey and Me: Stories

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013 - Fiction - 286 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 unique voice and witty insights 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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User Review  - Gingermama - LibraryThing

The short stories were uneven -- most were good, a few were memorable. I considered not reading the autobiographical portion after reading some negative reviews here, but decided to give it a shot ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheBentley - LibraryThing

"Kinsey and Me" is a collection of short stories. The first part of the book is made up of stories starring Kinsey Millhone, and they're pretty much what you'd expect from Sue Grafton--solid, hard ... 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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