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A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Mysteries

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By Sue Grafton

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Format: Paperback, 307 pages
Published In: United States, 01 November 2005
READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL!
 
"Take it from the top in #"1 New York Times" bestselling author Sue Grafton’ s knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone— and a hot new attitude— to crime fiction… "
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A IS FOR AVENGER
A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she’ s got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes.
 
A IS FOR ACCUSED
That’ s why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’ s out on parole and needs Kinsey’ s help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki’ s bad name won’ t be easy.
 
"A IS FOR ALIBI"
If there’ s one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it’ s playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer— and sharper— than she imagined.
 
“ A class act.”
— Stanley Ellin
 
“ Smart, well-paced, and very funny.”
"— Newsweek"

About the Author

Sue Grafton entered the mystery field in 1982 with the publication of 'A' Is for Alibi, which introduced female hard-boiled private investigator, Kinsey Millhone, operating out of the fictional town of Santa Teresa, (aka Santa Barbara) California. 'B' is for Burglar followed in 1985 and the series, now referred to as 'the alphabet' mysteries, is still going strong. In addition to her books, she's published several Kinsey Millhone short stories, and with her husband, Steven Humphrey, has written numerous movies for television, including "A Killer in the Family" (starring Robert Mitchum), "Love on the Run" (starring Alec Baldwin and Stephanie Zimbalist) and two Agatha Christie adaptations, "Sparkling Cyanide" and "Caribbean Mystery," which starred Helen Hayes. Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine. Sue has a home in Montecito, California, and another in Louisville, the city in which she was born and raised.

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[This] is what grandpa used to call a class act. Praise for the Sue Grafton series: and Kinsey Millhone Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu. A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors. Somebody I want to spend more time with. Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging. A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner. Tough, stubborn, irreverent and ironic, a lady detective with class and sass. Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read.--Dorothy Salisbury Davis [This] is what grandpa used to call a class act.--Stanley Ellin "Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read." --Dorothy Salisbury Davis"[This] is what grandpa used to call a class act." --Stanley Ellin "Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu." --Newsweek on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone"A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors." --Los Angeles Times on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone"Somebody I want to spend more time with." --The New York Times Book Review on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone"Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging." --The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone"Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging." --The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone"A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner." --Baltimore Sun on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone -Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read.- --Dorothy Salisbury Davis-[This] is what grandpa used to call a class act.- --Stanley Ellin -Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu.- --Newsweek on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone-A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors.- --Los Angeles Times on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone-Somebody I want to spend more time with.- --The New York Times Book Review on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone-Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging.- --The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone-Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging.- --The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone-A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner.- --Baltimore Sun on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read. Dorothy Salisbury Davis [This] is what grandpa used to call a class act. Stanley Ellin Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu. Newsweek on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors. Los Angeles Times on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone Somebody I want to spend more time with. The New York Times Book Review on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging. The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging. The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner. Baltimore Sun on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone" Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read. Dorothy Salisbury Davis [This] is what grandpa used to call a class act. Stanley Ellin Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu. "Newsweek on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone" A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors. "Los Angeles Times on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone" Somebody I want to spend more time with. "The New York Times Book Review on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone" Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging. "The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone" Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging. "The Washington Post on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone" A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner. "Baltimore Sun on the Sue Grafton series and Kinsey Millhone"" "Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read." --Dorothy Salisbury Davis "[This] is what grandpa used to call a class act." --Stanley Ellin Praise for the Sue Grafton series: and Kinsey Millhone "Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu."--"Newsweek" "A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors."--"Los Angeles Times" "Somebody I want to spend more time with."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging."--"The Washington Post " "A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner."--"Newsweek" "Tough, stubborn, irreverent and ironic, a lady detective with class and sass."--"Baltimore Sun" Praise for ""A" Is for Alibi""Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read." --Dorothy Salisbury Davis "[This] is what grandpa used to call a class act." --Stanley Ellin Praise for the Sue Grafton series: and Kinsey Millhone "Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu."--"Newsweek" "A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors."--"Los Angeles Times" "Somebody I want to spend more time with."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging."--"The Washington Post " "A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner."--"Newsweek" "Tough, stubborn, irreverent and ironic, a lady detective with class and sass."--"Baltimore Sun" Praise for ""A" Is for Alibi"Kinsey Millhone is smart, sexual, likeable and a very modern operator. A pleasure to read." --Dorothy Salisbury Davis "[This] is what grandpa used to call a class act." --Stanley Ellin Praise for the Sue Grafton series: and Kinsey Millhone "Wit is the most versatile weapon in Sue Grafton's well-stocked arsenal, and she uses it with disarming precision. . . . Grafton excels in this milieu."--"Newsweek "A wonderful character, tough but not brutish, resourceful and sensitive, a fit knight to walk those mean streets with her male predecessors."--"Los Angeles Times "Somebody I want to spend more time with."--"The New York Times Book Review "Bright, brisk, and thoroughly engaging."--"The Washington Post "A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner."--"Newsweek "Tough, stubborn, irreverent and ironic, a lady detective with class and sass."--"Baltimore Sun

EAN: 9780312938994
ISBN: 0312938993
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Dimensions: 17.48 x 10.67 x 2.21 centimetres (0.06 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This is the first book in an excellent crime fiction series (the "Alphabet novels"). The series features a female protagonist (Kinsey) as she works as a private eye to solve complex, often long standing cases for a variety of clients. As a first book, this eases you into the character of Kinsey while introducing the theme for the successive novels. A good read worth following up with the other books in the series.

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