Signed limited first edition of this beautifully produced collection of Grafton's genre and literary short fiction, along with two important autobiographical essays.
Fine in fine slipcase.
KINSEY AND ME
"Kinsey Milhone entered my life, like an apparition, sometime in 1977."
Part I includes a selection of mystery stories starring Grafton's hard-boiled detective hero Kinsey Millhone, prefaced by an explanation of her origins and Grafton's early development as a writer. Part II is preceded by a much more personal autobiographical essay ("One of the benefits of growing up as the child of two alcoholics was my lack of supervision") and eight stories "written in the decade following my mother's death, my way of coming to terms with my grief for her"; these center on Kit Blue, a character envisioned as a younger version of the author herself.
Santa Barbara: Bench Press, 1991. 9'' X 6''. Original half burgundy cloth with grey boards. Gilt-stamped leather label on spine. In original burgundy cloth slipcase. No jacket as issued. Marbled endpapers custom made by Peggy Skycraft. Limited edition of 300 signed and numbered hardcover copies. Signed by Grafton and numbered #110 at colophon. , 261,  pages.
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