March 22, 2018

L is for Literary: Grafton Wins 2004 Ross Macdonald Award

By LJ Staff

The Santa Barbara Book Festival has selected Sue Grafton to receive the 2004 Ross MacDonald Literary Award, which is presented annually to a California author “whose work raises the standard of literary excellence,” festival representatives said. Grafton is being honored for her best-selling mystery series featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone, whose latest adventure, R is for Ricochet, will be released in July. “The mystery novel offers a world in which justice is served. Maybe not in a court of law, but people do get their just desserts,” said Fred Klein, the festival’s founder. Grafton will receive the prize at a September 18 ceremony followed by a book signing. Previous winners include Dean Koontz and Ray Bradbury.