LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Crime novelist Sue Grafton, whose Kinsey Millhone Alphabet sequence grew to become world-wide greatest sellers, has died after a two-year battle with most cancers, her daughter mentioned on Friday (Dec 29).
Grafton, 77, died in Santa Barbara, California, on Thursday surrounded by her household, her daughter, Jamie Clark, mentioned in a be aware on Grafton’s web site.
Grafton was greatest recognized for a sequence of homicide thriller novels that every begins with a special letter of the alphabet. The final was Y Is For Yesterday, which was revealed in August.
“Sue passed away last night after a two year battle with cancer,” her daughter wrote.
“Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast. She had been fine up until just a few days ago, and then things moved quickly,” Clark added.
Grafton had by no means allowed her books to be become motion pictures or TV exhibits, and her daughter mentioned she was adamantly towards ghost writers.
“As far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y,” Clark wrote.
Grafton’s novels characteristic feisty feminine personal investigator Kinsey Millhone who lives within the fictional California city of Santa Teresa.
The first, A Is For Alibi, was revealed in 1982. The books have been translated into 26 languages and usually topped greatest vendor lists within the United States.
Grafton was praised for her wit and her characters. She gained quite a few honours for her work together with from the British Crime Writers’ Association and the Mystery Writers of America.