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

September Interviews

9/2 Dianne Freeman, A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder

9/9 Ellen Byron, Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

9/16 Marilyn Levinson, writing as Allison Brook, Checked Out for Murder

9/23 Rhys Bowen, The Last Mrs. Summers

9/30 Sherry Harris, From Beer To Eternity


September Guest Bloggers


9/19 Judy Alter


WWK Weekend Bloggers

9/5 V. M. Burns

9/12 Jennifer J. Chow

9/26 Kait Carson













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For The Love Of Lobster Tales by Shari Randall is now available to download free for a limited time. Go to Black Cat Mysteries at: https://bcmystery.com/ to get your free copy! Thanks for the freebie, Shari.


Keenan Powell recently signed with agent Amy Collins of Talcott Notch. Congratulations, Keenan!


KM Rockwood's "Secrets To The Grave" will appear in the new SinC Chesapeake Chapter's new anthology Invitation To Murder, which will be released by Wildside Press on 10/6.


Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!


Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!


Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.


Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!

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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.