Monday, April 9, 2018

Sue Grafton Mystery Series Quiz

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Sue Grafton Quiz

Mystery Writer Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton's alphabet mystery series was introduced in 1982, written from the perspective of private investigator Kinsey Millhone and set in the fictional beachside town of Santa Teresa (based on Santa Barbara, California).

There are twenty-five books in the series, from A through Y. Sue Grafton revealed that her final novel would be titled Z Is for Zero. Sadly, the beloved author passed away on December 28, 2017. For millions of Sue Grafton fans, the alphabet ends with Y.

Loyal Sue Grafton readers will surely ace this quiz. You can also take a peek at our Sue Grafton Book List. Even if you're not yet familiar with her books, just have fun and take your best guess. Each question offers five choices. Choose the correct title for each installment of the alphabet mystery series, A is for ...


Sue Grafton
The truth is, I could no more dictate her nature than she could dictate mine. Kinsey's happy as she is and she doesn't need to be rescued, improved, or saved.

Sue Grafton Mystery Series Quiz

Sue Grafton Mystery Series Quiz



  1. A is for ...
    Accomplice
    Adversary
    Ambush
    Alibi
    Accident


  2. B is for ...
    Betray
    Burglar
    Barbarous
    Breakdown
    Bushwhack


  3. C is for ...
    Cadaver
    Charlatan
    Cruel
    Cataclysm
    Corpse


  4. D is for ...
    Deadbeat
    Duplicity
    Destroy
    Depravity
    Derelict


  5. E is for ...
    Eccentric
    Exonerate
    Evidence
    Explosion
    Evil


  6. F is for ...
    Fatal
    Ferocious
    Falsity
    Fugitive
    Frantic


  7. G is for ...
    Grifter
    Gumshoe
    Ghastly
    Guile
    Grim


  8. H is for ...
    Homicide
    Hazard
    Hideous
    Hatred
    Helpless


  9. I is for ...
    Illicit
    Immortality
    Impeach
    Innocent
    Imposter


  10. J is for ...
    Justice
    Jury
    Justifiable
    Juvenile
    Judgment


  11. K is for ...
    Kickback
    Killer
    Kidnapper
    Kismet
    Keeper


  12. L is for ...
    Lunacy
    Liar
    Lawless
    Lecherous
    Lethal


  13. M is for ...
    Malignant
    Mania
    Mortal
    Malice
    Madness


  14. N is for ...
    Noose
    Neglect
    Nasty
    Nervous
    Nefarious


  15. O is for ...
    Obstruct
    Outlaw
    Opponent
    Obliterate
    Omen


  16. P is for ...
    Predicament
    Perversion
    Peril
    Profligate
    Poisonous


  17. Q is for ...
    Quick
    Quiver
    Quack
    Quarry
    Quandary


  18. R is for ...
    Ricochet
    Rage
    Revenge
    Risk
    Regret


  19. S is for ...
    Suspicion
    Squabble
    Sabotage
    Surreptitious
    Silence


  20. T is for ...
    Trouble
    Torture
    Trespass
    Threat
    Treacherous


  21. U is for ...
    Unfaithful
    Undertow
    Untrustworthy
    Uprising
    Underhanded


  22. V is for ...
    Vengeance
    Vicious
    Violence
    Vindictive
    Vanished


  23. W is for ...
    Will
    Wicked
    Witness
    Wasted
    Winchester


  24. X is for ...
    Xylene
    Xenolith
    Xanthone
    Xenophile
    X


  25. Y is for ...
    Yonder
    Yammer
    Yeller
    Yesterday
    Yardarm


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Author Sue Grafton

'G' Is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone
by Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay


Sue Grafton: Creator of the Kinsey Millhone Mystery Series
Sue Taylor Grafton was an American author, the daughter of detective novelist C. W. Grafton. She attained worldwide fame as creator of the “alphabet series” featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone.

After graduating from high school Kinsey became a police officer, but soon tired of the bureaucracy. She quit after two just years on the force and decided to become a private investigator. Kinsey's circle of friends includes her landlord Henry and the local tavern owner Rosie, who cooks dinner for Kinsey most nights.

Sue Grafton’s popular mystery novels have been published in 28 countries and in 26 languages. Many of her contemporaries sold the film and television rights to their books. Not Sue Grafton—her 15-year career as a television movie screenplay writer “cured” her of the desire to work with Hollywood. When G is for Gumshoe was published, Sue Grafton was able to quit her day job.


Sue Grafton
After my years in Hollywood, I got tired of apologizing for work that really wasn't mine to begin with.

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Gold and diamond alphabet by Glitter Graphics
Santa Barbara, California photograph by 12019
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