Sue Grafton’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

April 24, 1940

Death Date

December 28, 2017

Age of Death

77 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency, Santa Barbara, California, United States



The novelist Sue Grafton died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American author of detective fiction who was best known for her Alphabet series, which focuses on the adventures of private investigator Kinsey Millhone. Popular titles in the series include “A” is for Alibi, “K” is for Killer, and “V” is for Vengeance.

After graduating from the University of Louisville, she worked as a cashier and a secretary.

She received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America association.

She and her third husband, Steven F. Humphrey, lived in both California and Kentucky. Her first two marriages produced three children.

In an episode of The Sopranos, Edie Falco’s character can be seen reading Grafton’s novel “G” is for Gumshoe.



The character of Rosie is based on a woman who used to live in the same apartment building I lived in many years ago. She’s taken on a life of her own, of course.

Sue Grafton

I started writing seriously when I was 18, wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I’ve never stopped writing since.

Sue Grafton

The truth is, I could no more dictate her nature than she could dictate mine. Kinsey’s happy as she is and she doesn’t need to be rescued, improved, or saved.

Sue Grafton

If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them.

Sue Grafton

At that point, I sat down and made an alphabetical list of all the crime related words I could think of. So here I am now, nearly half-way through, probably tied up until the year 2015 or SO.

Sue Grafton