Heartly Condolence! US crime writer Sue Grafton, widely known for the private eye Kinsey Millhone creation in her 'alphabet mystery' novels, has died aged 77, multiple sources have confirmed.
Her daughter Jamie Clark said that Grafton passed away died in Santa Barbara, California, following two years battle with cancer.
Sue Grafton, Alphabet Crime Author, Dies at Age 77: Details
She was surrounded by family, including her devoted and adoring husband Steve,
Grafton worked as a TV screenwriter before finding widespread success as a crime novelist. Her series of murder mystery novels (each begins with a different letter of the alphabet), have been translated into 26 languages and regularly topped best-seller lists in the United States.
The first, A is for Alibi, was published in 1982 while the last, Y is for Yesterday, was published in August.