A review by ajlewis2
Kinsey and Me: Stories by Sue Grafton

lighthearted mysterious sad


This was an unusual book by Sue Grafton, one I'm so happy I read. I'm half-way through the Kinsey Millhone series, so it was a good time for it. The first section of the book contains short stories with Kinsey as the character. I don't normally like shorts, but Grafton can write them. I enjoyed these. Then the book shifts with an interlude explaining that the remainder is with another character and this one is really her younger self and her home life. Now we get into the sad part of the book. These are also short stories, at various times during her early life and into her 30s as I recall. This is very real emotionally as her character shows how it was for Sue. Very touching and well done. The book as a whole gives insight into how Grafton came up with and developed Millhone over the years.