That would be Sue Grafton, one of my literary heroes. She passed away late last year and fans of o good mystery lost a brilliant ind and creative genius.
I remember finding a copy of A is for Alibi in a thrift store and thinking this looks interesting. So I found a comfy chair and started reading. (my mom liked to take her time shopping so I would sit and read) I was hooked instantly by Grafton’s easy storytelling style and the believability of her characters.
I had to read more and busted tail to get caught up in the series, which meant finding B-K which I managed to do.
Then I had to wait on L is for Lawless like the rest of the mortal world…but her books were always worth the wait.
It will be so weird not to wait for a new book from her.
She has influenced my writing style in many ways I may never realize, and for which I will be forever grateful.