Sue Taylor Grafton (born April 24, 1940) is a contemporary American author of detective novels.
Her best known works are a chronological series of mystery novels set in and around the fictional town of Santa Teresa, California. All novels of the series are written from the perspective of a female private investigator named Kinsey Millhone. Grafton's first book of this series is "S" is for Silence, was published in December 2005.
The daughter of novelist CW Grafton, Grafton is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where she earned a bachelors degree in English Literature. In addition to her books, she has written for television. Some of these works were in collaboration with her husband, Steven Humphrey.
In 2004, Grafton received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award, given to "a California writer whose work raises the standard of literary excellence.