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A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1)
A is for Alibi - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1
Author: Sue Grafton
When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. A prominent divorce attorney with a reputation for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his clients, Fife was also rumored to be a dedicated philanderer. Plenty of people in the picturesque southern California town of Santa Teresa had a reason to want him dead. Including, thought the c...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780312938994
ISBN-10: 0312938993
Pages: 320
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3.8 stars, based on 231 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1) on + 159 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you will love this series as well. Full of suspense to the end.
reviewed A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
First in the series and a really good read. I think this is one of the best in the series, but then again I am only up to "O".
reviewed A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1) on + 296 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The very first of this very popular series that I have read all of. I think the only one where Kinsey has a romantic episode!
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This is the first of Sue Grafton's books I've read. Good light reading for the mystery lover.
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I have to say, this was not my favorite mystery book. Perhaps it's just that it was the first in the series. I do have "B is for Burglar", so I will give another one a chance. After all, I didn't especially enjoy Janet Evanovich's "One for the Money", but I loved "Two for the Dough."

I didn't find the central character, Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone, to be especially sympathetic. I became a little confused between some of the characters at one time. I found the writing to be a little "lumpy" at times. I didn't find the romantic interest to be very interesting. Sometimes there was a reference to something only briefly mentioned (and forgotten) earlier in the book. I did guess the ending long before it came. The book wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. It just kind of washed over me.
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reviewed A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1) on + 686 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book, there was alot of description which I guess is necessary for a first in series book, hopefully it will not be repeated in the rest of the series. This is dated of course, email and cell phones would have made alot of Kinsey's job easier. I will continue to read the series when I am looking for something not requiring alot fo emotion or thinking.
reviewed A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
This was the first of the Alphabet mysteries that I read. I picked up it up as a whim and became completely hooked. A introduces private investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's a twice-divorcee, who lives in a spartan studio. In first book in the series, she's hired by a woman who went to prison for murdering her husband. She's out and wants Kinsey to clear her name. It's fast paced but packed with many characters to keep track of.
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First of the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series, and a pretty solid mystery story, even if you can probably figure out the culprit early on. Kinsey is an intriguing combination of tough and vulnerable, level-headed and impulsive, the kind of character you'd like to learn more about.

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