It’s no small feat to create a world full of characters so real that we forget they don’t actually exist. Sue Grafton did it. In my mind, there is a town called Santa Theresa and Kinsey Millhone will always be there, solving crimes and eating peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. I’ve convinced myself it’s fitting to end an alphabet series at ‘Y’. Because if we never get to the end, then it never ends. Rest In Peace, Sue. Thanks for creating one of the strongest, most independent female characters I’ve ever read.

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