A is for Alibi

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Pan Macmillan, Feb 23, 2011 - Fiction - 368 pages
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A is for Alibi is the first in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton.

My name is Kinsey Millhone. I’m a private investigator, licensed by the state of California. I’m thirty-two years old, twice divorced, no kids. The day before yesterday I killed someone and the fact weighs heavily on my mind . . .

When Laurence Fife was murdered, few cared. A slick divorce attorney with a reputation for ruthlessness, Fife was also rumoured to be a slippery ladies’ man. Plenty of people in the picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa had reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access and opportunity, Nikki was their number one suspect. The Jury thought so too.

Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her husband. But the trail has gone cold and there is a chilling twist even Kinsey didn’t expect . . .

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'A' IS FOR ALIBI

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A shakily plotted but otherwise terrific start for a new detective series—with Kinsey Millhone, twice-divorced California private eye, as the enormously engaging narrator. Funny but not too cute ... Read full review

Review: A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone #1)

User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

I read the alphabet of sue grafton...mysteries are just so-so and predictable.....but perhaps that's why i read them. I admit that sometimes the predictable borders on boring. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Sue Grafton has become one of the most popular female writers, both in the UK and in the US. Born in Kentucky in 1940, she began her career as a TV scriptwriter before Kinsey Millhone and the 'alphabet' series took off. Two of the novels B is for Burglar and C is for Corpse won the first Anthony Awards for Best Novel. Sue lives and writes in Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky.