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Sue Grafton Discusses Latest Kinsey Milhone Novel, X, on KAZI

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imageSue Grafton’s latest Kinsey Milhone thriller, X, is a dark and chilling novel, featuring a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath, but the test for her iconic private investigator Kinsey test is whether she can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.

Sue Grafton (© Laurie Roberts Porter) Sue Grafton (© Laurie Roberts Porter)

Tune in Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CST/1:30 p.m. EST to KAZI 88.7FM  for my interview with Sue Grafton.  I was joined in my interview by KAZI Book Review contributor Gale Albright, a local mystery writer and vice president of the Sisters In Crime heart of Texas chapter.  In our inteview Sue Grafton discussed how she researches her novel, why men should read her Kinsey Milhone novels, and how she keeps a positive focus when writing her novels.  Sue Grafton published her first Kinsey Milhone novel in this alphabet series, A…

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Austin Mystery Writers


by Gale Albright

hutto oct. 1 2014 023 (2)It’s early Monday morning. Actually, it’s about 8:30 Saturday night, but I’m working on this blog post ahead of time because I’ve got so much to do to get ready for the big show.

The big show, otherwise known as the book launch for Murder on Wheels, an anthology of crime stories authored by Austin Mystery Writers and friends, will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, August 11, at BookPeople.

BookPeople picSo, pretend it’s early Monday morning and I’m setting the scene for the big show. My main thought right now is not, “Will I read beautifully in front of an audience?” or “Will there be an audience?” or “Do I need to take some crackers and cheese down there?” but should I get a manicure with (sigh) painted fingernails?

I guess Stephen King and David Baldacci don’t worry about manicures before they show up…

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