It’s not about the pantyhose
(Sue Grafton and my friend Carol Austin at BookPeople on August 31)
by Gale Albright
Then I was nervous.
Sue Grafton is big. William Holden said that to Gloria Swanson in SunsetBoulevard. “You used to be big.” She replied, “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.”
Grafton was big and is still big. She penned a long-lived, successful mystery series that made her heroine, Kinsey Millhone, a household word. In literate households, at any rate. Her California female private eye novels have remained big through 24 novels. And Grafton is still penning them, even though she has only two letters of the alphabet left.
Grafton’s most recent Millhone offering, X, is a slight departure from her usual title strategy. Her first…
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