Mystery writer Sue Grafton dead at 77

Mystery writer Sue Grafton has died in Santa Barbara, Calif. Grafton was the author of the so-called Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series in which each book title begins with a letter from the alphabet. She was 77. The last was Y is for Yesterday. She says her mother passed away Thursday night after a two-year battle with cancer and was surrounded by family, including Grafton’s husband, Steve. Her daughter, Jamie Clark, posted news of her mother’s death on Grafton’s web page Friday. Her daughter concluded her posting by saying, “The alphabet now ends at Y.” 

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