Category Archives: Sue Grafton

2017: The Favourites as Reading Bingo

I first reflected on a year’s reading via the Reading Bingo scorecard for 2016 and have decided to do it again this year. Mostly because it sneakily allows me to have more than the usual 10 or 12 books in … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Bill Crider, books of the year, Christopher Brrookmyre, David Casarett, Denise Mina, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Gianrico Carofiglio, Hans Olav Lahlum, Holly Throsby (Aus), Jock Serong (Aus), Karin Alvtegen, Kati Hiekkapelto, Leif G.W. Persson, Liane Moriarty (Aus), Mark Brandi (Aus), Megan Norris (Aus), Michael Robotham (Aus), Sarah Ward, Shamini Flint, Sue Grafton, Sulari Gentill (Aus), Vaseem Khan, Yrsa Sigurdardottir | 16 Comments

Books of the month: August 2017

I skipped my monthly roundup for June and July because I hardly read a word due to real life shenanigans. That those shenanigans were resolved via me resigning from my job with a shred of dignity left has some downsides (no … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Ann Turner (Aus), books of the month, Denise Mina, Elly Griffiths, Gianrico Carofiglio, Michael Robotham (Aus), Shari Lapena, Sue Grafton, Sulari Gentill (Aus), Vaseem Khan | 15 Comments

Review: Y IS FOR YESTERDAY by Sue Grafton

I have to give Sue Grafton kudos for having a plan and seeing it through over the course of 30 odd years. Top marks for follow-through. But these days I’m half-wishing she’d failed. Because then I wouldn’t find myself wading … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Sue Grafton, USA | 14 Comments

Can I expect more from undemanding books?

I have recently finished two books about which the most polite thing I can think of to say is that they were undemanding. I baulked for a while at putting this in writing because it sounds like the very definition … Continue reading

Posted in Jussi Adler-Olsen, musings, Sue Grafton | 23 Comments

Review: W IS FOR WASTED by Sue Grafton

Series heroine Kinsey Millhone, who has only aged about 6 years to my 30 since we first met in the mid 1980’s, is contacted by her local Coroner’s Office because they have the unidentified body of a homeless man who was carrying her … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – January 2012

I struggled to choose a single book for the month, feeling like there were several books equally deserving of the title. But in the end I’ve decided on Sulari Gentill’s MILES OFF COURSE which I finished two weeks ago but … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012, books of the month, Caroline Overington (Aus), Elly Griffiths, James Thompson, list, Sue Grafton, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 10 Comments

Review: V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

The 22nd outing for Kinsey Millhone, private detective in the fictional California town of Santa Teresa starts with a brief prologue in which a young man is thrown to his death from the top floor of a Las Vegas parking garage … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime Challenge Post #1: The PI novel

One day in 1987 I asked a librarian to recommend some mysteries by contemporary women writers. I walked away with my first books by both Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky, so the two are inextricably linked for me. Both have … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Fister, list, Marele Day (Aus), memes and challenges, Sara Paretsky, Sarah Dunant, Sue Grafton | 13 Comments

Halfway Down the Stairs

OK the title really doesn’t have any relevance as this is a post about being half way through the reading year and reflecting on my favourite books so far. But I never think of the word halfway without remembering my favourite … Continue reading

Posted in A A Milne, Ariana Franklin, Arnaldur Indriðason, Belinda Bauer, books of the year, Johan Theorin, list, Reginald Hill, S J Bolton, Shona MacLean, Simon Lelic, Sue Grafton | 3 Comments

Surmounting Series Struggles

Weekly Geeks poses some series related questions this week. As I mainly read crime fiction series are a part of my reading life whether I like it or not though I’d love to find more standalone novels in my favourite … Continue reading

Posted in Elizabeth George, memes and challenges, random thoughts, Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton | 3 Comments