Bestselling Mystery Novel Writer Passes Away After Battling Cancer

December 29, 2017Dec 29, 2017

New York Times Bestselling Author Sue Grafton has passed away after battling cancer. Grafton's daughter posted a statement on the author's social media.

Grafton was best known as the author of the "Alphabet Series." Her first book of the series, "'A' is for Alibi," hit #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list.

"Hello Dear Readers. This is Sue's daughter, Jamie. I am sorry to tell you all that Sue passed away last night after a two year battle with cancer," said her daughter in the statement.

"She was surrounded by family, including her devoted and adoring husband Steve. Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast. She had been fine up until just a few days ago, and then things moved quickly," she continued.

Her daughter also noted that Grafton continued writing as long as she could. However, she was unable to finish her series. That means there will be no "Z" to follow up the "Y is for Yesterday" released earlier this year.

"Sue always said that she would continue writing as long as she had the juice. Many of you also know that she was adamant that her books would never be turned into movies or TV shows, and in that same vein, she would never allow a ghost writer to write in her name. Because of all of those things, and 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," concluded her daughter.

Please say a prayer for Grafton's family as they deal with their loss.