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by Judy Kaye,Sue Grafton

eBook Kinsey and Me: Stories download ISBN: 1611761573
Author: Judy Kaye,Sue Grafton
Publisher: Penguin Audio (January 8, 2013)
Language: English
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Kinsey millhone mysteries. The Kinsey Millhone stories, which constitute the first section of this book, appeared in various magazines and crime anthologies over a five-year period that began in 1986

Kinsey millhone mysteries. The Kinsey Millhone stories, which constitute the first section of this book, appeared in various magazines and crime anthologies over a five-year period that began in 1986. The single exception, The Lying Game, I wrote in response to an invitation from Lands’ End to submit a short story for the catalogue. In this instance, Roz Chast and Garrison Keillor had agreed to contribute.

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Sue, a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Sue has given us stories that reveal Kinsey's origins and Sue's past. I've come to believe that Grafton is not only the most talented woman writing crime fiction today but also that, regardless of gender, her Millhone books are among the five or six best series any American has ever written. -Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post.

Kinsey and Me" is actually two books, with an entre'act in between. I'm not sure if the average Sue Grafton fan will like this book. It's certainly different than what she's done before as aimed at her mass audience. The first part are short stories about Kinsey that Grafton had dashed off in the 1980's and a little later. If you are old enough to remember the Ellery Queen magazines of short mysteries, these stories are a lot like those. I enjoyed it, but was left with the feeling that maybe the second part was more important to Sue Grafton than the first part.

A collection of stories that reveal Kinsey's origins-and Grafton's past. The nine stories that open the book show how fully formed Kinsey was from the beginning

A collection of stories that reveal Kinsey's origins-and Grafton's. A collection of stories that reveal Kinsey's origins-and Grafton's past. The nine stories that open the book show how fully formed Kinsey was from the beginning. The thirteen stories in the second part, written in the decade following her mother's death, feature Kit Blue, a younger version of Grafton herself, and reflect her troubled family life and the author's journey A collection of stories that reveal Kinsey's origins-and Grafton's past.

Kinsey and Sue would not want you to get scammed! ❤️Jamie. This is Sue's daughter, Jamie

Kinsey and Sue would not want you to get scammed! ❤️Jamie. This is Sue's daughter, Jamie. I am sorry to tell you all that Sue passed away last night after a two year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family, including her devoted and adoring husband Steve. Many of you also know that she was adamant that her books would never be turned into movies or TV shows, and in that same vein, she would never allow a ghost writer to write in her name. Because of all of those things, and out of the deep abiding love and respect for our dear sweet Sue, as far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y.

Kinsey and Me (2013) – a collection of Kinsey Millhone short stories along with other short stories about Grafton's own mother. The Lying Game (2003) – a Kinsey Millhone short story which appeared in the September 2003 special 40th anniversary Lands' End catalogue. It also appeared as a separate pamphlet given to attendees at Malice Domestic 2011 conference, where Grafton was recognized for Lifetime Achievement. It is included in Kinsey and Me.

Grafton’s unique work has two parts: The nine Kinsey Millhone detective stories are gems of witty insight into the human condition, told in Grafton’s . Kaye has a delightful alto voice and a seemingly innate storytelling ability.

Grafton’s unique work has two parts: The nine Kinsey Millhone detective stories are gems of witty insight into the human condition, told in Grafton’s familiar authorial voice. The memoir part of the book reveals Kinsey’s origins and takes a sensitive but realistic look at Grafton’s life and dysfunctional family. Kaye has a delightful alto voice and a seemingly innate storytelling ability

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Grafton Sue - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. 'Skilful and ingenious' Irish Times; 'I love Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone novel. ou are never disappointed' Guardian; 'Will keep you awake until the last page has been turned' Daily Mail"'My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed by the state of California. I'm thirty-two years old, twice divorced, no kids. The day before yesterday I killed someone and the fact weighs heavily on my min. When Laurence Fife was murdered, few cared

Her blouse was tunic-length, ostensibly to disguise her considerable rear end.

Big red canvas tote, matching canvas wedgies. She might have been any age between forty and sixty. You’re not Kinsey Millhone, she said as I approached

Chicago Tribune "Sue Grafton's most insightful and revealing book to date is arguably 'Kinsey and Me,'.

Chicago Tribune "Sue Grafton's most insightful and revealing book to date is arguably 'Kinsey and Me,'. The catharsis of 'Kinsey and Me' is Grafton's gift to her readers, who see that she is Kit Blue and Kinsey Milhone as well as a writer who, in creating both characters, has accepted and also transcended herself. In identifying with Kit and Kinsey and Sue Grafton too, readers can better negotiate their own imperfect lives with humor and courage and strength. The Courier-Journal "Terrific.

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone. Thirty years later, Kinsey is an established international icon and Sue, a number-one bestselling author. To mark this anniversary year, Sue has given us stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Sue’s past.“I've come to believe that Grafton is not only the most talented woman writing crime fiction today but also that, regardless of gender, her Millhone books are among the five or six best series any American has ever written.”—Patrick Anderson, The Washington PostKinsey and Me has two parts: The nine Kinsey stories (1986-93), each a gem of detection; and the And Me stories, written in the decade after Grafton's mother died. Together, they show just how much of Kinsey is a distillation of her creator’s past even as they reveal a child who, free of parental interventions, read everything and roamed everywhere. But the dark side of such freedom was that very parental distance.The same feisty voice and witty apercus readers fell in love with in A Is for Alibi permeate the Kinsey stories. Those in the And Me section trace a remarkable voyage, from anger to understanding, from pain to forgiveness. They take us into a troubled family, dysfunctional as most families are, each in their own way, but Grafton’s telling is sensitive, delicate, and ultimately, loving. Enriching the way we see Kinsey and know Sue, these stories are deeply affecting.
Comments: (7)
Ce
For readers who have followed the Sue Grafton Alphabet Mystery series, Kinsey Millhone is a familiar character. Almost like someone from our own lives--albeit our lives in the eighties, the decade that has become the signature era for the character. A time before technology had advanced and when the Internet was still in the distant future. Kinsey's style was born from pages of gritty detectives searching for clues the old-fashioned way.

Kinsey and Me: Stories is a closer look into the character and the author. In the first section, we enjoy several short stories featuring Kinsey with her trademark tough girl persona and her ability to "lie" and follow the clues with diligence.

In the second half, Grafton takes us into her own life in the ten years following her mother's death. She writes: "At the remove of some fifty years, I still find myself reluctant to lift the veil on a period of my life that was chaotic and confused. Looking back, I can see that I was rudderless and floundering, that in attempting to save myself, I hurt others...."

In the introduction to the final section, she says that "Kinsey Millhone is the person I might have been had I not married young and had children. She is more than that. She is a stripped-down version of my 'self'--my shadow, my projection--a celebration of my own freedom, independence, and courage."

With Kinsey Millhone as her alter ego, Grafton describes Kit Blue, featured in the final stories, as a younger version of herself. In Kit Blue, we see the pain of the lost child whose parents dived into their bottles and abdicated their roles as parents. We also see how she comes to terms with her life and what remains.

In Kit's voice, we read this description:

"My parents were lost people, refugees, and not from any country that I've seen, not the victims of the known wars on this earth, but refugees in subtle battles fought somewhere inside and won and lost and borders crossed and flags laid down. My parents were the displaced...not of this world but from their lives, separated from themselves somehow when all those inner wars came to an end."

I believe that most writers create their best versions of life in their fiction from the pain, angst, and interior journeys they have slogged through. And Grafton's latest creation takes us to the heart of that interior world and lets us see her very soul. Five stars.
Armin
Sue Grafton, author of those A to V Kinsey Milhone mysteries, is out with a new book. And it's sort of a hybrid, and like nothing I've ever read. "Kinsey and Me" is actually two books, with an entre'act in between. The first part are short stories about Kinsey that Grafton had dashed off in the 1980's and a little later. If you are old enough to remember the Ellery Queen magazines of short mysteries, these stories are a lot like those. Not much substance - how much plot can you put into 15 pages? - but Grafton's characters with finely drawn personas are there. Grafton has a way with writing that gives even her stock characters nuanced portrayals. (One of the stories, the last one, was written to be published in a "Land's End" catalog - hey, I assume she was paid for it - and they got their money's worth from her product placement.)

I'm not an enthusiastic short story reader - though I've been reading them more lately - and I don't think these stories are in any way comparable to Grafton's books. They're fun to read and you might learn a bit more about Kinsey Milhone and Santa Teresa and her milieu. It will certainly help ease the days til her next book, which is "W is for something or the other".

However, any long-time reader of the Kinsey Milhone books has to be interested in Kinsey's back story. Reared by an aunt after the death of her parents in a car crash she survived, Kinsey didn't have much of a family life. She was given a little life-guidance by her aunt, but basically Kinsey raised herself, under her aunt's protection. In Grafton's book, she writes about her own family. She was the daughter of two alcoholics and her mother was a recluse who died of drink and smoking and esophageal cancer when Sue was about 20 and had already left home to an early marriage and baby. Her father was also an alcoholic - but a more functioning one than her mother - and was an author of mysteries and a lawyer in Louisville, where Sue and her older sister, Ann, were raised.

Raised as the children of wealthy alcoholics; enough money, but little love and attention. Three marriages and motherhood seemed to bring into sharp focus the sad relationship Sue had with her own mother. Guilt, maybe, because she was unable to "fix" and "save" her mother. Her father wasn't any more successful at "fixing" and "saving", either. The fact that Sue Grafton chooses to have Kinsey an orphan perhaps negated the need to write about a mother-daughter relationship in the novels.

So, the second section of the book is the "me" part. Fifteen or so vignettes about her mother and father and their relationship, as well as their sad individual stories. The stories are fictionalised but the reader knows exactly who they are about. This part is pure memoir and a bit of self-reflection.

I'm not sure if the average Sue Grafton fan will like this book. It's certainly different than what she's done before as aimed at her mass audience. I enjoyed it, but was left with the feeling that maybe the second part was more important to Sue Grafton than the first part. If as a reader you've ever wondered about Kinsey Milhone, you might find some answers in this book.

Oh, and in her preface, she gives a lively history of literary mysteries. Quite interesting.
Zepavitta
I knew about this book, but hadn't been interested in reading it until now. I wanted to learn more about Sue and how her career developed. Was not disappointed. I'm sorry there will be no more Kinsey books, but am happy for those we have.

I was interested in the second part of the book which told how she dealt with her alcoholic mother. A sad story. I believe she was brave to write about it, but maybe it helped her heal. No child should have to go thru the things she did.
MarF
I love Sue Grafton's novels and knew a very little bit of her personal life before reading this. There is a LOT of the personal Sue in these stories and she tells you so. There are stories which will look vaguely familiar - you can tell some of these were either the genesis for her actual novels or maybe a side trip from a longer book; regardless they're enjoyable. Ms. Grafton is an interesting and nifty person but after reading this, you realize that the road she traveled to become who is she is was not an easy one and gives testament to her inner strength. I'm impressed.