Of No.1 New York Times -bestselling author Sue Grafton, NPR's Maureen Corrigan said, "Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters." With only two letters left, Grafton's many devoted readers will share that sentiment. X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss. X: The shortest entry in Webster's Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: think xylophone . X: The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet. Sue Grafton's X : Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.
Praise for Sue Grafton "Lesser authors churn out books. Grafton continues to knock them out of the park." -Scott Coffman, Louisville Courier-Journal "Just beneath the extroverted mask she presents at bookstore appearances is the deeply contemplative writer still determined to stretch her chops and chart territory that removes any semblance of a comfort zone." -Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times
Sue Grafton, geboren 1940 in Kentucky, schrieb Drehbücher, bevor sie ihren ersten Roman veröffentlichte. Inzwischen sind ihre Bücher um die witzige und einzelgängerische Privatdetektivin Kinsey Millhone eine der erfolgreichsten amerikanischen Krimireihen überhaupt. Sue Grafton ist Präsidentin des Verbandes der Mystery Writers of America und lebt in Santa Barbara, Kalifornien.