A review by polyhy_14
Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton


This is a collection of short stories, the first half concerning her popular P I Kinsey Millhone and the second half a partly fictionalised outpouring of feelings about her family, written after the death of her alcoholic mother. They're linked by a short essay on the evolution of the P I in fiction. The first set were a light hearted entertainment with her usual sparkling wit, but less clever than her novels. The stories in the second half had much more depth, and showed a serious side of her writing I hadn't previously encountered. Not necessarily a easy read, but explaining much about the character she created.