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Y is for Yesterday
Y is for Yesterday | Sue Grafton
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Of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only one letter left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmateand film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns states evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, its 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parentsuntil a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. Thats when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But hes not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find
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MrBook
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😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

JazzFeathers 😂😂😂 2mo
TNbookworm 😂😂 2mo
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phatsallylee
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Week 3 wrap up: not a good week. I kept moving and i finished the tagged audiobook. I'm going to pretend its groundhog day and start my week 3 over tomorrow 😉. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc #bfcr2 #litsyatoz #letterY @wanderinglynn @Mitch

wanderinglynn I see lots of orange bars filled, so that looks like a pretty good week to me! 🙌🏻 Celebrate what you did accomplish! It‘s good to strive for more, but be proud of what you did do. 🎉 3mo
sudi I think you did great, most of those orange bars are filled. Don't be too hard on yourself, and get some rest on Sunday 😊😘 3mo
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phatsallylee
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Got up early to start getting my #walkathon steps in. Walking to the grocery store and back includes two really old cemeteries. Juicy the cat was not excited about all the early morning activity! #walkathon #bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #litsywalkathon #catsoflitsy #audiowalk @Clwojick @CoverToCoverGirl

Clwojick I love walking through cemeteries. ♥️ 3mo
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phatsallylee
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No work today means that I've had time to hit my #bfc goals and get a good start on my july tbr. Got a run in this morning listening to the tagged audiobook. #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #litsyatoz #letterY @wanderinglynn @Mitch

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
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Kdgordon88
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This is the last of Sue Grafton‘s Kinsey Milhoune series. She passed before she wrote “Z”. I haven‘t read it yet. Even though the series lost some of its appeal I know when I turn the last page it will be like saying goodbye to a friend. #Yesterday #Beatlemaynia. @Eggs

Eggs RIP Sue G. 5mo
SaturnDoo I really need to read this series...I have them just can't remember to start 😂 5mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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The #manpanion (who also, like my sister, doesn't read) got me these two books from my wish list. Good boy. Now you can play your video games while I read. 😁

Crinoline_Laphroaig Love the hashtag! 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Y just made me cry. Sue Grafton was like an old friend. I'd been with her since the beginning. 10mo
whippoorwill815 I can relate to this as I have a gamer boyfriend who doesn‘t read - but works out fine since he plays his games and I get left alone with my books! 😜😃 10mo
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kspenmoll
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#GoodReads #ReadingChallenge2018 #125 #November11
First year I joined this challenge. Book #125 was the last book Sue Grafton wrote featuring her multidimensional female private detective, Kinsey Millhone. ❤️

Librarybelle Congratulations! 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Grrlbrarian Congrats!!! 🎉 11mo
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wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🍾 11mo
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 11mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
JoScho Yay! 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 11mo
Pamwurtzler Congratulations!!! 11mo
AmyG Good job 👏🏻 11mo
Kalalalatja Well done 👏👏 11mo
LitandLeisure Congratulations!! That‘s awesome-with more than a month to spare! 11mo
Mollyanna Congrats 🎉🍾🎉 11mo
Flaneurette Wow! I‘m only at 71😫 11mo
kspenmoll @Flaneurette I have 3 weeks off in August & I read read read!!! 11mo
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emilycoc
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Finished this in a day. I will forever love how Sue keeps you guessing who the culprit was and you almost never guess correctly.

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emilycoc
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Look what I got. 😍

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Jeannineth
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I am about to finish the A to Y Mysteries with #yisforyesterday. I‘m sad that Sue Grafton‘s death means there will never be a “Z” mystery.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m on W right now. Decided to finish the series in light of Grafton‘s passing. 😢 13mo
Jeannineth I started the series with K and went back to read the beginning of the alphabet. After Y is for Yesterday I will be finIshed with Kinsey Millhone. I even read Kinsey and Me. 😢 13mo
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TrishB
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#yesterday #heyjune
Already read A in this series so far.....
Great month ladies 👍🏻😁

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing your boys with us 😘❣️ 1y
GypsyKat Awesome! Thanks so much for all your posts this month! ❤️ 1y
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Jeanne5
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Kinsey Millhone, ace detective, was created by master writer Sue Grafton who is with us no more. Before she left, she pumped out another jewel with Kinsey, once again, kicking ass and taking names. Grafton belongs in that pantheon of great mystery writers like Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Tony Hillerman and J.A. Jance. Kinsey Millhone is every bit as memorable as Miss Marple and Sheriff Joanna Brady.
Now I need a new female sleuth!

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Jeanne5
Is for Yesterday | Sue Grafton
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A reading dilemma: what book do I read first? Two master writers in their prime.

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KimHM
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Sadly, I just can‘t anymore with this. I‘ve read the whole series and wanted to complete it. I was worried when I sampled this in print—the writing seemed rushed, Kinsey‘s voice was off, the plot dragged—but I thought maybe it would work on audio. Judy Kaye has always been a fine narrator of these books but even she comes through as shrill on this one. Maybe I‘m just in a mood, but I can‘t spare 11 more hours😢.

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Pamwurtzler
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I‘m sad that I‘m finished with this series - maybe I‘ll re-read. I liked this one, although it was a little slow at times. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterY

Richryan52 Thanks for the like. If you are a Holmes fan, I think you might enjoy this. Some nice early reviews 1y
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Pamwurtzler
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Current read. I almost hate to finish it since there won‘t be more. So sad.

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Pandalibrarian
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I finished the alphabet today and am sad there will be no Z. I‘ve followed Kinsey for years and always appreciated that she was a strong, smart, female detective. I was lucky enough to see Sue Grafton at a library conference many years ago along with the narrator of the audiobooks.

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ValerieAndBooks
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For author Sue Grafton and her fans, Y was the end of the alphabet 😢. I‘ve followed this series since the 1980s, when I was intrigued by a Kinsey Millhone short story in Redbook magazine (hey, I was in my early 20s) and picked up A is for Alibi in paperback.

I‘ve felt that the last few are not as strong, including Y. But always felt Kinsey was so awesome 💪👍. I‘ll miss anticipating the next in the series; just have to start over now! 👇

ValerieAndBooks That Kinsey short story is in the collection on the left of the picture 2y
Susanita ❤️❤️ 2y
Bookzombie ❤️ Kinsey is awesome. 2y
rohit-sawant 💜💜 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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“....A book has no unwanted calories and you don‘t have to worry about sizes as long as the subject matter appeals to the recipient.”

Kinsey has this so right 📚📚📚!!

Bookzombie 💗 2y
rwmg But you do have to worry whether they've already read it. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @rwmg that is definitely very true. But then they (hopefully) get to have some fun browsing when exchanging the book 🤞! 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Brilliant formatting 👆. Finally starting this— sad knowing that it‘s Grafton‘s very last 😢. I plan to start over with the series soon!!

rubyslippersreads I had left off with Q and have started from the beginning, to postpone the end as long as possible. 😢 2y
Blaire I need to read this series. 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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2🔊 6📱9📖 = 5350 Pages - 17 Total 📚
Said Goodbye to an old friend #y 😢. New Adventures w/ Flavia, Sidney & Phryne. Traveled to Shetland and Jane Austen`s England. Most Important? I finished my stack of small paperbacks. 🙃 Total of 8 steps up #mounttbr - 11 for the year. On my way to #mountblanc Goal of 24. #febstats 📚 #climbeverymountain 🏔 #somanyemojis 🤓

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Cold wintry morning here in Oklahoma.Bit of icy weather yesterday & roads are slick. Glad I had no place to be today. Stayed up WAY to late last night. Had my tea & ready to review. I was worried that #Y would be a cliffhanger. Appreciate that it finished up loose ends from #X. Good mystery w/ solid ending. It's like #Z was meant to stand on its own. Interesting epilogue is set in March 1990. Kinsey in a new century????? #alphabetendswithy

rubyslippersreads I will be sad when I get to this one. 😔 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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One last late night with Kinsey. I'm glad I didn't read this when it first came out. I would have rushed through in anticipation of Z. I bought a nice Chardonnay for the occasion and set in front of the fireplace. I savored the story, drank a toast to Kinsey Millhone, to Sue Grafton and the I cried. #alphabetendswithy

Tamra So sad for readers to have favorite characters end. 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Almost don't want to read it. When I do that's The End.
Most of my favorite writers e.g. Jane Austen, Maud Hart Lovelace died long before I was born. This is the first time author I loved died in my lifetime. Kinsey has been a part of my entire adult reading life. I never expected her NOT to make it to Z. #alphabetendswithy

Susanita I feel the same way. 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Time for one last case.😢
#kinseymillhone #alphabetendswithY
#suegrafton

sisilia I‘m dreading this. I think I‘m going to start over from A before tackling Y. I don‘t want to say goodbye to Kinsey 😭 2y
rubyslippersreads I'm starting over too, but I know I'm going to be so sad when I reach the "end" of the alphabet. ? 2y
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cj82487
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Cathing up from being sick yesterday.

For #QuotsyFeb18 prompt #respect, much respect goes to this amazing woman. Her novels introduced me to Kinsey Millhone and a love for a good murder mystery. A different take on the prompt, but it's my Litsy and I do what I want?

"That‘s because good news is usually too boring to repeat. The cold hard truth will fall on stony ground, whereas your all-around trashy rumor will flourish like a weed." @TK-421

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Ehbooklover
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I can't possibly give this book anything less than 5 stars. I didn‘t want to finish it since this was the last Kinsey Millhone book that I'll ever read for the first time but it was so damn good that I couldn‘t stop. Grafton was one of the only authors that I could always count on to write books that I absolutely, totally loved and I‘ll miss her & Kinsey a great deal. A wonderful end to a series that I may just have to read again some day.

CoffeeK8 I‘m not sure I‘ll ever be able to read this 😢 2y
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GlitterGirl
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This!!!!!!! This is the best thing ever! I want them all!!!!!!!!
#alphabetendswithY
#suegrafton

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WellReadCatLady
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This is how a library honors Sue Grafton. Coworker made this sign for a display with some of her books around it.

LibrarianRyan Very nice. 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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My first book of 2018 is Sue Grafton‘s last, which I borrowed from the library before Christmas. I‘m also using my new book seat which means I can now read hardbacks without the usual pain in my hands and arms.

CharissaWeaksAuthor ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
CharissaWeaksAuthor ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
melbeautyandbooks Love my book seat! 2y
Caroline2 Oh I got a bookseat for Christmas, isn't it awesome! I now no longer have to worry about getting peanut butter on my books in the morning! 😎 2y
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Readerann
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So sad at the loss of one of my favorite writers. I‘m glad her daughter said, “The alphabet ends at Y”. It wouldn‘t be right for someone else to take over.

youngreadrshelf Totally agree! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m sad 😢 too. I still need to get Y — I have all of them except for this last one . 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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So sad to hear about Sue Grafton‘s passing. I loved her alphabet series. She was one of my favorite authors. I will miss her and Kinsey. 😢
https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/obituaries/sue-grafto...

rubyslippersreads Me too. It's like losing two friends. 😢 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @rubyslippersreads Just the other day I was wondering what she would write after Z. 2y
Bookzombie I feel the same. I also wondered about what she would do after Z. 😢 2y
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thisbookends So sad. Loved her alphabet series. 2y
thisbookends We‘ll never get to read “Z”, so, so sad. 2y
Susanita 😢 2y
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I‘m so sad. But my boss let me put up a display in honor of this fabulous woman, who totally changed the PI genre with her street-smart, QP-with-cheese-loving, tough-as-nails Kinsey Millhone. I just started the series for my own reading a few summers ago, but their releases through the 90s were much-anticipated by my mom, so the Alphabet Mysteries have been a thing in our house for a long time. Thank you, Ms. Grafton. Rest peacefully. 💔

rubyslippersreads My dad and I loved them too. ❤️ This is a lovely display. 😍📚 2y
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BookwormM
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Sad news Littens Sue Grafton has lost her battle with cancer and there will be no Z in the Kinsey Millihone series.

My heart goes out to her family and friends.

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WellReadCatLady
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Never read any of her books but very sad that Sue Grafton passed away and with just 1 more book to go to complete her alphabet series. Family said there isn‘t a book written for Z and will not be ghost written either. https://apnews.com/da95e9f22674419a8ee2fbe21736164d

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Librarylady
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I was saddened to hear of Sue Grafton‘s passing. I‘m starting this book tonight which is bittersweet. I love this series, but this will be the last time I get to experience a Kinsey Milhone mystery for the first time.

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Spicedmama
Is for Yesterday | Sue Grafton

Rest In Peace, Sue Grafton. No “Z,” but you have left your mark in our hearts.

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“Ghosts don't haunt us. That's not how it works. They're present among us because we won't let go of them.” -- Sue Grafton. Devastated to hear that Sue passed away today. #RIP, Sue: you were in the pantheon and on our nightstands -- and in our hearts.

Hooked_on_books I love her books. I‘m so sad. 😢 2y
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sisilia
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I‘m heartbroken 💔 I started the alphabet series in 1996; and I have been saving Y for later, in anticipation that Z is nearing.

It‘s time to start again from A 😶

rubyslippersreads That's exactly what I was planning. And now I'm going to start over with A. 😢 2y
Bookzombie I just listened to A in the last month or so but I‘m definitely going to listen to the rest again. 😢 2y
Hooked_on_books My mom introduced me to her books when I was a teenager and I‘ve read every one, always eagerly anticipating each release. I‘m so sad. There will be no Z. 😢 2y
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Susanita 😢 2y
bobregina I totally have to start this series! 2y
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queerbookreader
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Folks, let's all give a moment of silence to Sue Grafton: the author who pulled the best cliffhanger in literary history.

May readers always be left to wonder.

What a fucking legend, amirite?

4thhouseontheleft 😢😢😢 2y
queerbookreader @4thhouseontheleft Tbh my mom and I both thought she'd already written Z and was just holding off until 2019 to release it for ~suspense~. But I guess we were wrong 2y
rubyslippersreads For years, people have been wondering what she would do when she finished the alphabet. If only she had ... 2y
Hooked_on_books I will really miss her books. 2y
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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I'm so saddened by the news of Sue Grafton's death! Prayers going out to her family as well as all those who will grieve her loss. "The alphabet now ends at Y." ?
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/29/entertainment/sue-grafton-obit/index.html

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“...out of the deep abiding love and respect for our dear sweet Sue, as far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y.”

Heartbroken that one of my favourite mystery authors has passed away. RIP Sue Grafton. 💔

JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s sad!!! What a prolific career! She won‘t be forgotten. I will have to read her one day. 2y
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"She was adamant that her books would never be turned into movies or TV shows,” her daughter wrote, “and in that same vein, she would never allow a ghost writer to write in her name. Because of all of those things, and out of the deep abiding love and respect for our dear sweet Sue, as far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y.” Her daughter Jamie said this in a FB post. The alphabet ends at Y.

drokka Oh wow. 😢 2y
PurpleyPumpkin So sad. 😔 2y
Drnkpnkprincess 😭😭😭 2y
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LisaJo
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RIP Sue. I inherited all your books from my mom, including this signed one she got at a library book sale. As your daughter put so well in words: the alphabet ends in Y. 📚😭

AceOnRoam So sad 😢 2y
Bookzombie So sad. One of my favorite series. 2y
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I‘ve been offline, enjoying the holidays, reading, and family. And minutes after I check my feeds, I get news of Grafton‘s death and I‘m blown away. I thought she was forever. Like Kinsey.

LauraBrook 😢 I didn‘t know she‘d died! How sad. I hope she finished Z, or at least left notes. 😢😢 2y
AmyG Oh no! :( I just googled and she died yesterday. (edited) 2y
AceOnRoam @LauraBrook her family said that her alphabet ends at Y 2y
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Bookzombie 😢 So sad. 2y
Susanita 😭 2y
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ValerieAndBooks 😢 so sad. 2y
Lwiesman Very sad! 2y
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GlitterGirl
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https://www.facebook.com/SueGrafton/posts/1606639639379527

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭This is sooooo very sad and it was a big fear for me that she will pass away before the novels were finished....BUT I have the greatest respect for the choice of stopping and not let someone else finish it! Thank you for an awesome series! RIP!

Theresa I just read 2 books in this series for the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. Those were my first 2 Sue Grafton books. So sad to hear of her passing, but happy to have so much of her writing still to discover. 2y
CoffeeAndABook Oh no!!! I'm truly saddened to hear this. Thank you for sharing the information. I'm at "K" right now, taking my sweet time with the series, ordering a "new" used book every few months. Thank you, Sue, for a marvelous enjoyable series ✨and RIP? 2y
Bookzombie I feel like you do. So sad, but also happy they are honoring her wishes and not continuing. 2y
Susanita 😭 2y
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