Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton
Stories

81%

12 Critic Reviews

The vignettes, supposedly background to Kinsey’s own character, are ineffably sad, the insights breathtakingly personal, the writing both brutal and brave.
-Toronto Star

Synopsis

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced Kinsey Millhone. Today, Kinsey is an icon of detective fiction and her creator is at the top of her form. This collection is both a look at Sue Grafton’s own early life in the guise of the character Kit Blue, and a fascinating glimpse of Kinsey Millhone in nine tales featuring “the spunkiest, funniest, and most engaging private investigator [in] the entire detective novel genre.”—Entertainment Weekly
 

About Sue Grafton

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Sue Grafton, with four more letters of the alphabet to come, is deep into "W is for" . . . She lives in Montecito and Louisville.
 
Published January 8, 2013 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 303 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Kinsey and Me
All: 12 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Good
on Nov 14 2012

...it offers a rare sustained glimpse inside Grafton...

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Nov 26 2012

These provide moving and surprising insights into the woman behind the bestsellers.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Roz Shea on Jan 09 2013

This tasty little book is just the appetizer we need while we wait for the main course to arrive in time for summer reading with W IS FOR...

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Toronto Star

Excellent
Reviewed by GREG QUILL on Jan 11 2013

The vignettes, supposedly background to Kinsey’s own character, are ineffably sad, the insights breathtakingly personal, the writing both brutal and brave.

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Carol Memmott on Jan 07 2013

Grafton deserves thanks for bringing back the Kinsey stories. She's to be applauded for the compelling Kit stories and for what one can't but think is bravery for sharing them.

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Deseret News

Below average
Reviewed by Sharon Haddock on Jan 19 2013

Grafton is taking the opportunity in this collection of pieces to explain herself through Kit Blue. Grafton tells of her unhappy childhood, her personal struggles, and how the character of Milhone came to be. It's interesting but a downer...it's much more fun to dive into the Milhone stories and ignore reality.

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Chicago Tribune

Good
Reviewed by Kevin Nance on Feb 08 2013

...Sue Grafton lays out the daunting challenge of writing a good mystery short story.

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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Pam Norfolk on Jan 28 2013

... this powerful, revelatory and emotionally raw collection displays the depth and range of Grafton’s writing and reminds us of her unique talent as a storyteller.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Jon on Jan 07 2013

...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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Booklist Online

Excellent
Reviewed by Michele Leber on Feb 18 2013

Kinsey fanatics, sensing the coming end of the landmark series, will be thrilled to read this nonalphabetic extra.

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'Bout Books

Good
Reviewed by Kimberly Hays on Jan 29 2013

For those fans who are interested in knowing more about the character and how she became the person she is in the series, this book will fill in the blanks for you, and offer some surprises.

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Slate

Below average
Reviewed by DAVID MARTINDALE on Jan 20 2013

If the author really wanted to make this book special, maybe she should have put her back into writing two new mystery short stories. Or a 100-page novella.

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