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Sue Grafton

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Sometimes the hardest part of my job is the incessant reminder of the fact we’re all trying so assiduously to ignore: we are here temporarily ... life is only ours on loan.
Kinsey Millhone, referring to her continual investigations of murders.
"K" Is for Killer (1994)

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