R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

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Copyright 2004...Readers have come to expect the unexpected from Sue Grafton, and R is for Ricochet is no exception.

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Author Sue Grafton was born on April 24, 1940 in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 1961 with a B.A. in English Literature. She is the daughter of the late C. W. Grafton, a Kentucky municipal bond attorney who wrote mysteries is his spare time, and the granddaughter of Presbyterian missionaries. She has three children from her first two marriages and grandchildren, including one named Kinsey. Grafton is the author of the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mystery series that range from the letters A to O, to date. She wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-two, but it never was released. While working days as a medical secretary, Grafton spent her nights, after the kids went to sleep, writing her first novels "Keziah Dane" (1967) ad "The Lolly-Madona War" (1969). Her career took off when "A Is for Alibi" was published in 1982 and received the Mysterious Stranger Award. Afterwards, it was followed by "B Is for Burglar" (1985), which won the Shamus and Anthony Awards, and "C Is for Corpse" (1986), which also won the Anthony Award. Grafton has also spent over fifteen years writing television and movie screenplays and has collaborated with third husband, Steven F. Humphrey, on such works as the Agatha Christie adaptations "A Caribbean Mystery" and "Sparkling Cyanide.
Published March 29, 2005 by Berkley. 380 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Kinsey Millhone's personal life is so dreary that even her.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of R is for Ricochet

Entertainment Weekly

This isn't one of Grafton's stronger installments, partly because her woman-scorned plot, in which Kinsey is assigned to handhold a recent parolee whose boyfriend/boss screwed her over, forces her to be, as she admits, ''a minor character in someone else's play.'' Watching Kinsey on the fring...

Jul 14 2004 | Read Full Review of R is for Ricochet


When Sue Grafton inaugurated her alphabetically titled crime series in 1982, her heroine, Kinsey Millhone, was almost a detective cliché—a tough loner, unlucky in love, who surrounded herself with a makeshift family of misfits.

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