Sue Grafton (April 24, 1940 – December 28, 2017) was an American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the “alphabet series” (“A” Is for Alibi, etc.) featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. …
Grafton described Kinsey Millhone as her alter ego, “the person I might have been had I not married young and had children.” …
The first book in the series is easy reading.
Her style has been described as “laconic, breezy, wise-cracking”. It reminds me a bit of the Harlan Coben books featuring crime solver / sports agent Myron Bolitar.
In “A” Is for Alibi (1982) Kinsey, age-32, investigates the death of prominent divorce lawyer eight years earlier. His wife was convicted of murder.
When the wife is released on parole, she hires Kinsey to find the real killer.
Good stuff. I recommend it.