Sue Grafton began writing seriously when she was 18, and wrote her first novel at age 22. "A is for Alibi," her first novel featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone, was the eighth novel she had written and became ... More » Art & Literature

To begin writing a book, first create an outline that clearly lays out the beginning, middle and end, including chapter breaks if possible. Each day, start with a modest goal for writing a certain word count, such as 300... More »

Thomas Friedman first began writing on the editorial page of the New York Times in 1995. He has worked at the paper since 1981, originally serving as a field reporter in Beirut during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon... More » Art & Literature Literature Magazines & Newspapers

Sue Grafton published "X," a mystery novel starring detective Kinsey Millhone, on Aug. 25, 2015. "X," an entry in Grafton's bestselling "Alphabet Series," focuses on Millhone's attempt to catch a serial killer before he ... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

Sue Grafton books are not appropriate for younger readers. Sue Grafton writes mystery novels with adult subject matter and language. She explores topics that include murder and vengeance. More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

Information on Sue Grafton's novel "W is for Wasted" is available on Grafton's website,, and Both sites feature information regarding the plot of the book, as well as other details relevant to ... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

"X" by Sue Grafton is the first novel in the Alphabet Series in which the letter in the title is not the first initial of a key word. According to the author's website, the X in the title may refer to the Roman numeral 1... More » Art & Literature Literature