November 21, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST
We gave it a B

To celebrate Sue Grafton’s halfway mark in her best-selling alphabet mystery series — from 1982’s ”A” Is for Alibi to last year’s ”M” Is for Malice — professors Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Carol McGinnis Kay have written this adoring, detailed ”biography” of Grafton’s tough, quirky, down-to-earth fictional PI, Kinsey Millhone. Fans will devour ”G” is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone like Kinsey downs her Quarter Pounders. Included are portraits of Kinsey’s orphaned childhood, marriages, case logs, and even floor plans of her studio apartment. Threaded throughout are interviews with a very forthcoming Grafton, who reveals why Kinsey is her ”alter ego” — and speculates as to why many readers feel the same way. B

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