If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our July author interviews: Ellen Byerrum (7/5), Day of the Dark anthology authors (7/12 and 7/19), and Nancy Cole Silverman (7/26).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in July: 7/1--Fran Stewart, and 7/8--Nancy Cole Silverman. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 7/15--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/22--Kait Carson, and 7/29--E. B. Davis.


“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.”

In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on October, 18, 2017. Look for the interview by E. B. Davis here on that date!

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

A Review of Sue Grafton's KINSEY AND ME



A Review of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey and Me

Kinsey and Me is more than a collection of short stories.  There are nine remarkable short stories about Kinsey Millhone that include the elements which make Sue Grafton’s novels so memorable — well defined characters, ingenious plots, a likeable heroine, credible writing about the time and setting, and a sense of humor that sneaks up on the reader.  The author includes her thoughts on short stories, hard-boiled private investigators and other aspects of writing.

My personal favorite among the short stories is, “Long Gone,” which I read when it was published in P I Files. Apparently it was first published in Redbook.

To me Sue Grafton proved her bravery by blogging about her current work as she was writing it.  Even more courageous is that in Kinsey and Me Sue Grafton shares thirteen stories written after her mother’s death as part of coming to terms with her grief.

I have admired Sue Grafton’s writing for quite some time.  I am a fan. With Kinsey and Me I can honestly say that I admire Sue Grafton herself.

7 comments:

Gloria Alden said...

Nice review, Warren. I'll have to get this book. I didn't know she had a collection of short stories, too.

E. B. Davis said...

I didn't know either. Creating and reading shorts are favorite pastimes for me. Thanks for letting us know, Warren. I'll put it on my list.

Shari Randall said...

I did not know about Sue Grafton's other work - and I definitely want to check out the blog posts.
I still remember how blown away I was by A IS FOR ALIBI. She is a treasure.
Thanks, Warren.

Paula Gail Benson said...

I picked up a copy of this book at the SC Book Festival and haven't had a chance to read it yet, but am looking forward to it. Thanks for the insightful review, Warren. Great news about what I have to look forward to!

Anita Page said...

Glad to read your review, Warren. I'm also a Grafton fan for the reasons you mention and look forward to reading this book.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Nice review, Warren. I wasn't aware of this Grafton book. Will have to get it since I love her work. Thanks!

Lou Allin said...

Sue Grafton is a pro. There is no other word. Not only that, she has been evolving in her style. She deserves the Mystery-Writer's Medal of Honor, if she already doesn't have a lifetime award.