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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.)


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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