In Memorium for Sue Grafton “A – Y”

Detective novelist Sue Grafton has died in the night of 28th December 2017. The news brought tears to my eyes. I was in shock. She was only 77. Being a mystery lover makes me feel a strong writer for the Mystery Force has been taken away. R.I.P. Sue Grafton. You will be missed and we will be sad you were never able to complete the alphabet. As for “Z” it will forever remain a mystery.❣💨🎭🌹💔

Sue Grafton, a prolific author of detective novels known for an alphabetically titled series that began in 1982 with “A Is for Alibi,” has died. She was 77. Ms Grafton had cancer. Her daughter Jamie announced her death on the author’s website and FB page.

“The alphabet ends at ““Y is for Yesterday”” She was adamant her books would never become movies or TV shows. No ghost writers to finish the alphabet.”

“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.” She did how ever name the last book “Z Is for Zero” but lacked the energy to work out her plans for her final venture.
“Ghosts don’t haunt us. That’s not how it works. They’re present among us because we won’t let go of them.” ― Sue Grafton, M is for Malice
“Except for cases that clearly involve a homicidal maniac, the police like to believe murders are committed by those we know and love, and most of the time they’re right – a chilling thought when you sit down to dinner with a family of five. All those potential killers passing their plates.” ― Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi
“We all need to look into the dark side of our nature — that’s where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we’re busy denying.” ― Sue Grafton

Y Is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone – Detective) Sue Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky 24th April 1940 – 28th December 2017. She was a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Best known for her “alphabet series” featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The following is a description of her last book “Y Is for Yesterday” by Sue Grafton

The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate—and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns state’s evidence and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.

Now, it’s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents—until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That’s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he’s not the only one being haunted by the past. A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find. . .

Harvest | a short film | Haiku Review


The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the short film Harvest . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of Harvest.

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

by j.kiley

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Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

Harvest | Kevin Byrnes

Rating . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary . Technology
Length . . . 11m 17s

Narration performed by . . . Patrick Mulvey

Harvest is an eleven minute documentary that follows the daily life of a woman named Jenni, exploring the simple patterns that define her. As we get to know her, we come to understand the extent to which her seemingly ordinary life is of great interest to people she has never met.

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Producer/Director . . . Kevin Byrnes
Director of Photography/Editor . . . James Christenson
Director of Technology . . . David Choffnes, Ph.D.
Music . . . Joel Pickard
Sound Editor . . . Tom Hambleton
Narration written by . . . Patrick Mulvey and Andrew Scott-Ramsay