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									Sue GraftonSue Grafton
Grafton is a writer on a mission: Already two-thirds of the way into her series of alphabetic murder stories starring P. I. Kinsey Millhone, she aims to make it to the end. Millhone, who has her own bio on Grafton's web site, indeed seems to have taken on a life of her own. She is "human-sized," as Grafton says, a simple gal solving complex, irresistible murder cases.

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Sue Grafton
Current Home:
Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky
Date of Birth:
April 24, 1940
Place of Birth:
Louisville, Kentucky
B.A. in English, University of Louisville, 1961

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								T is for Trespass, Author: 
								Sue Grafton.

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T is for Trespass
by Sue Grafton
In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's T is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing readers to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private care-giving jobs. The true horror of the novel builds with excruciating tension as the reader foresees the awfulness that lies ahead. The suspense lies in whether Millhone will realize what is happening in time to intervene.
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								"P" Is for Peril, Author: 
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*  "M" Is for Malice (1996)
*  "N" Is for Noose (1998)
*  "O" Is for Outlaw (1999)
*  "P" Is for Peril (2001)
*  "Q" Is for Quarry (2002)
*  R Is for Ricochet (2004)
*  S Is for Silence (2005)
*  T is for Trespass (2007)

*  See the Sue Grafton chronology

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								"A" Is for Alibi, Author: 
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"A" Is for Alibi
by Sue Grafton
While the books in Grafton's "alphabet series" stand alone just fine, you might as well start at the beginning, with A Is for Alibi.

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								The Speed Queen, Author: 
								Stewart O'Nan.

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The Speed Queen
by Stewart O'Nan
"It is just such a great book," Grafton said of The Speed Queen in a 1999 interview with Internet Writing Journal. "It's one of those books I read and I thought, 'I wished I had written this one.' It's just a great set up." She told The Book Lover's Calendar about others in 1996.

*Cat Chaser  by Elmore Leonard
*The High Window  by Raymond Chandler
*The Drowning Pool  by Ross MacDonald
*Double Indemnity  by James M. Cain