For the record, the name is Kinsey Millhone. Private investigator. Three things happened on May 5, the day everyone sang 'Happy Birthday' to Kinsey. The repairs were completed on her apartment. She was hired by Mrs Clyde to bring her mother back from the Mojave Desert. And, the news that she'd made one of the top slots on Tyrone Patty's hit list.
Sue Grafton has become one of the most popular mystery writers, both here and in the US. Born in Kentucky in 1940, the daughter of the mystery writer C. W. Grafton, she began her career as a TV scriptwriter before Kinsey Millhone and the 'alphabet' series took off. She lives and writes in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky.