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Mystery Author Sue Grafton Dies at 77

Sue Grafton.

Mystery author Sue Grafton has died of cancer at 77, her daughter announced on Facebook Friday. Grafton is best known for her series of alphabetically-themed novels about private investigator Kinsey Millhone, which began with 1982’s A Is For Alibi and continued until August’s Y Is For Yesterday. (Grafton also published two other novels – one of which as adapted into a Rod Steiger films – and numerous Kinsey Millhone short stories.) Though Grafton was working on the final book in the series, Z Is For Zero, when she died, her daughter says there are no plans to bring in another author to complete the manuscript: “As far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y.”

Mystery Author Sue Grafton Dies at 77