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How a Bitter Divorce Led Sue Grafton to Write Fiction About Murder.

Mystery writer Sue Grafton. Her heroine, Kinsey Millhone, is a new breed of hard-boiled detective: competent and self-reliant, thirty-two years old, twice married with no kids, and currently single. The Kinsey Millhone mystery series began with A is for Alibi, and continues through the alphabet. Last year's publication was E is for Evidence, and the series continues with the newest addition, F is for Fugitive. Grafton has written this about creating a female private eye - "The basic characteristics of any good investigator are a plodding nature and infinite patience. Society has been grooming women to this end for years." (Rebroadcast. Original date May 4, 1989.)

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Other segments from the episode on November 13, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 13, 1989: Interview with Carole King; Review of Warren Vaché's album "Warm Evening"; Interview with Sue Grafton; Review of the television miniseries "A Tale of…

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