It was quite a shock to see the notice from Sue Grafton’s official facebook page of Sue’s passing. Sue Grafton has been a favourite of mine for such a long time. Her “alphabet” series of mystery novels are beloved by so many. With Sue’s passing, the series ends at Y (Y Is For Yesterday) and there will be no more books. Sue’s character of Kinsey Millhone was outstanding.

Rest in Peace, Sue. You have given so much pleasure to so many people.

The following notice is from Jamie, Sue’s daughter and it was posted on Facebook today:

Hello Dear Readers. This is Sue’s daughter, Jamie. I am sorry to tell you all that Sue passed away last night after a two year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family, including her devoted and adoring husband Steve. Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast. She had been fine up until just a few days ago, and then things moved quickly. Sue always said that she would continue writing as long as she had the juice. Many of you also know that she was adamant that her books would never be turned into movies or TV shows, 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.

Find out more about Sue’s books here