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July Interview Schedule:
7/3 Jean Stone A Vineyard Summer
7/10 Mark Bergin
7/17 Christin Brecher Murder's No Votive Confidence
7/24 Dianne Freeman A Ladies' Guide to Gossip
7/31 J. C. Kenney A Genuine Fix

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 7/6 V. M. Burns, 7/13 Joe Amiel,

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 7/20 Gloria Alden, 7/27 Kait Carson

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Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:


Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.


KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology will be released on June 18th.

Congratulations to Margaret S. Hamilton for being a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest. Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.

Congratulations to Shari Randall for WINNING the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her book, Curses, Boiled Again was published by St. Martin's last year. Read the interview about the book here. Yay, Shari!

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30.

James M. Jackson extends the Seamus McCree series with the May 25th publication of #6, False Bottom.

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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.