Friday, April 10, 2009

Books: Sue Grafton

"A" is for Alibi
"B" is for Burglar
"C" is for Corpse
"D" is for Deadbeat
By Sue Grafton
Audio books
Copyrights 1983-1987

I just finished listening to these four audio books. I somehow had missed Sue Grafton's work in my reading/listening.

Private investigator Kinsie Millhone lives in Santa Theresa in California, where she has adventures.

These audios are ably read by Judy Kaye, who does a nice job.

I enjoy the reporterish style, the play by play of what Kinsey is doing (the books are in first person, as most of these things are).

These early books could do with a re-write and a re-release if they haven't already had that happen just to update them so that the detective is using cellphones and laptops, but aside from noticing that I really liked these stories. I have checked out four more of these from the library so I guess I will be catching up on them.

The author calls this the alphabet series so I suppose there will 26 of them; she is still writing them and just released another.


  1. i have never read a sue grafton book...are you more in to audio books? just curious.

  2. No, I'm not more into audio books. I listen to them in the car all the time and do a lot of driving. You can get in a lot of a book in trips to Roanoke or Bonsack from my house. I never listen to audio books when I'm at home: I read then.

  3. i actually have never listened to an audio book...i listen to a lot of CDs when traveling...classical being my favorite.

    my reading includes a lot of foreign policy/world/politics ... just picked up 7 new books recently and topics vary from china as a super power to the middle east and russia.

  4. I have read a few of her books and enjoy them.


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