Grafton is probably best known for her ABC or alphabet mystery series. The first book in this series was A is for Alibi, copyright 1982. The last book in the series was Y Is for Yesterday. The protagonist of the series is Kinsey Millhone. In addition to the alphabet series, Grafton also wrote Kinsey & Me which contains nine short stories about the Kinsey Millhone character and a second part about the author's childhood.