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.
The alphabet novels feature feisty female private investigator Kinsey Millhone, who lives in the fictional California town of Santa Teresa.
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.
Su Grafton started writing her “alphabet” crime series in 1982 with A is for Alibi – she has continued producing these books for the last 35 years finishing with Y is for Yesterday shortly before her death on 28th December 2017. We are currently awaiting arrival of the latest book to our shelves but are pleased to promote the X book as our book of the week. The Y novel is available to order from one of the other county libraries (subject to a £1 charge). The entire series is also available as e-books FREE of charge through the Borrowbox platform – do ask us how to access this from your device or PC.