Book Reviews of A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1)

A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1)
A is for Alibi - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 1
Author: Sue Grafton
ISBN-13: 9780553265637
ISBN-10: 0553265636
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love the entire Sue Grafton series.... murder mysterys with a human possible twist.
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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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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first of Sue Grafton's books I've read. Good light reading for the mystery lover.
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Helpful Score: 2
What can I say about a Sue Grafton novel. I just love the Kinsey Malone character. I haven't read her in awhile ....sorry if I spelled it wrong. Kinsey is someone I would like to know. She is smart, and funny. Sue's books are exciting.
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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".
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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 1
I found this book to have a slow beginning and was a bit outdated as it was written in the early '80s. However, while I had a hunch who the criminal was, it was more twisted than I originally thought. This was a good read overall and will probably read the entire series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the beginning of a great Sue Grafton series of books. Keep reading every letter!!
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Helpful Score: 1
The first Kinsey Millhone mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
A for Alibi establishes Kinsey Milhone solidly in a mystery full of red herrings. I have read a few alphabet mysteries of Sue Grafton before this one and I always appreciate her sense of organization in telling the story and down to earth independent attitude. Even when Kinsey is underpressure she's got it together! As a serious reader, I highly recommend Graftons Alphabet series, I'm going tokeep reading all the way to Z!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book will keep you guessing until the end. I love the characters and the realism that Grafton creates. You see the characters as truly human-- complete with weaknesses and flaws.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have wanted to read this series for years and have finally started - and I'm glad I did. This is a great novel that keeps you intrigued and wanting to turn the page to see what's next.
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Helpful Score: 1
A nice quick mystery read featuring an intriguing private eye. First in a series.....can't wait to start book two!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great beginning to a wonderful series, A to Z...........Grafton is the Agatha Christie of the US.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sue Grafton's first 'alphabet' murder. Kihnsey is put on the trail of the real killer of Laurence Fife. His wife spent eight years in prison, now she is out, and both Kinsey & Nikki do not know there was a second corpse in the past and a new corpse in their future.
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Helpful Score: 1
Her books are one of fave series!
She is fantasic..read one you have to read them all.
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Helpful Score: 1
Eh, pretty routine mystery story. Won't be reading the rest of the series, as this was kind of boring to me.
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Helpful Score: 1
My first introduction to Sue Grafton and I really enjoyed her character Kinsey. A fun read.
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Finally a woman sleuth who isn't ditsy or annoying. Sue Grafton's character Kinsey Millhone is a woman after my own heart. I love this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really great read. Very consistently paced, a solid whodunit. Kinsey Millhone is an old-fashioned, dyed-in-the-wool private eye. She's one tough cookie, every bit the equal of Parker's Spenser. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of Grafton's alphabet series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Started out slow then I could not put it down. Good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had thought I had found another crime series I would like. I was sadly mistaken. The characters are flat. The main character, Kinsey, is far from likable. I couldn't connect with her. I will skip the rest of the series.
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THERE IS A SMALL BLEMISH ON THE COVER WHERE SOMETHING WAS STUCK TO IT AND REMOVED.
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Great intro to the Kinsey Milhone mysteries - or if you're already familiar with the unique detective Kinsey - go back to the beginning!
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Sue Grafton delivers another exciting mystery! Her private eye, Kinsey Millhone, is one of the most refreshing detectives in mystery novels today. I thoroughly enjoy her dry wit and highly recommend this novel to any mystery lover.
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Laurence Fife was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies man. Until someone killed him. The jury believed it was his pretty young wife, Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now Nikkis out on parole and Kinsey Millhones in trouble. Nikki hires Kinsey to discover who really killed her husband. But the trail is eight years cold, and at the end is a chilling twist even Kinsey doesn't suspect---a second eight year old murder and a brand new corpse.
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Great Read!
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The first of the Alphabet novels.
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it was OK
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Good start for a series, enjoyed the characters and the plot.
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This is the first of a series of mystery novels featuring Detective Kinsey Millhone. I just love her style of writing and wittiness. I have read them all.
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A good suspenseful whodoneit. The beginning of her famous alphabet series.
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Laurence Fife was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies'man. Until someone killed him. The jury belived it was his pretty young wife Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now, Nikki's out on parole and Kinsey Millhone's in for trouble. Nikki hires Kinsey to discover who really killed her husband. But the trail is eight years cold, and at the end is a chilling twist even Kinsey doesn't suspect - a second eight-year-old murder and brand-new corpse.

I will have to say what the Washington Post bookworld said "A refreshing heroine" Enjoyed the book and so did my husband.
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"A" is for "Awesome."
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A great Kinsey Millhone mystery.
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First in the Sue Grafton series of "alphabet" books.
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Laurence Fife was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies' man. Until someone killed him. The jury believed that it was his pretty young wife Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now, Nikki's out on parole and Kinsey Miihone's in for trouble. Nikki hires Kinsey to discover who really killed her husband. But the trail is eight years cold, and at the end is a chilling twist even Kinsey doesn't suspect -- a second eight-year-old murder and a brand new corpse.
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The "A" murder mystery by Sue Grafton. It's the first one I have read by her. I liked it. I am going to be looking for the rest of the alphabet.
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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 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 late husband.

A trail that is eight years cold. A trail that reaches out to enfold a bitter, wealthy, and foul-mouthed old woman and a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted. A trail that leads to a lawyer defensively loyal to a dead partner -- and disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to an ex-wife, brave, lucid, lovely -- and still angry over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for too few skills -- and too many debts left owing: The trail twists to include every turn until it finally twists back on itself with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.
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This is a great series. Sue Grafton gets better with each book. I've read them all twice!
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Not overly exciting but still a decent read. Gives alot of info on the main character who is in the series to prepare you for future books.
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The first of Ms. Grafton's series. Kinsey solves an 8 year old murder mystery.
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Very enjoyable!!! Sue Grafton is very clever and this was a great way to pass the time on a long commute!!!
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This, obviously, is the first title in the alphabetical series by this bestselling author. Our heroine Kinsey Millhone, a private investigator living in California, is hired by a woman who was jailed for killing her husband, a slick divorce lawyer & ladiesman. She wants Kinsey to find the real killer but the trial is 8 years old.
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The first Kinsey Millhone mystery and a really good read.
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This is the beginning of the books that have been the rave of the ssupense novel's. A private investigator has killed someone and it weights heavily on his mind. You must read the book to find out how it goes...
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good first book in the alphabet series
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The first of a great series---I thought it was great!
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I really enjoyed this novel...the first in the series. It's a fairly easy and quick read. I like the main character, Kinsey. She is not the typical, caring, hugging type of female PI. Her personality is much more like the the male characters. I plan on reading the whole series in order.
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My first Grafton book. A fun mystery & a surprise to the end.
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Quick. Concise. Enjoyable. A whodunit right to the end!
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I'm loving this series! Sue Grafton is one of the few authors that always seems to make me laugh out loud. I'm half-way through "F" for Fugitive and I still love them. Private Investigator, Kinsey Milhone is tough, sassy, and hilarious! Definitely worth reading all they way through the alphabet!
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This the first book of a series dealing with a female private investigator that continues so far into letter "T". Kinsey is a very believeable character; however, she does not age,so all the action takes place in the 1980's without all the new techno gadgets now available. It is still a great series.
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This book is a nice, simple read. Perfect for a day at the beach. I loved the charcters and did not figure out who had done it till the very end. I will probally read more by Sue Grafton in the future.
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A good start to the series. Kinsey is an enjoyable character and this is a pretty good 'whodunit'.
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This book had me second guessing myself as to who the bad guy was. I kept thinking "he did it" then would think "well, maybe not". In the end I was surprised by one of the villians.
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I have really enjoyed all of Sue Grafton'd books.
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Laurence Fife was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies' man. Until someone killed him. The jury believed it was his pretty young wife, Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now Nikki's out on parole and Kinsey Millhone's in for trouble. But the trail is eight years cold, and at the end is a chilling twist even Kinsey doesn't suspect---a second eight-year-old murder and a brand-new corpse.
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The start of the Kinsey Millhone series. I loved it.
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really enjoyed book..I plan to read the whole series on Kinsey Millhone
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You will love Kinsey Millhone in her first appearance as a fascinating private detective.
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The first book in the Kinsey Millhone, PI series. Very good and an easy book to read. There are so many details and characters involved that you have a hard time figuring out who did it.
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Sue grafton's first . I enjoyed ittypic
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Fun reading. First one in the Kinsey Millhone mystery group.
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One of my favorite authors
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good book
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Laurence Fife was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies' man. Until someone killed him. The jury believed it was his pretty young wife Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now, Nikki's out on parole and Kinsey Milhone's in for trouble. Nikki hires Kinsey to discover who really killed her husband. But the trail is eight years cold, and at the end is a chilling twist even Kinsey doesn't suspect -- a second eight-year old murder and brand-new corpse.
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This is my first Sue Grafton book. So what better way to start then A is for Alibi. This was a fast read and I really enjoyed the Kinsey Millhone character. I will definately start reading the rest of the alphabet.
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Kinsey Millhone, sassy private eye in Santa Teresa, California, is featured in this series - first book
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I enjoyed this book. Was a bit predictable but was well written and well read.
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First in the series, I'm looking forward to reading more of Kinsey Millhone's mysteries!
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Read like a 40's detective story. Simple-to-the-point writing and an intriguing story line. I will be getting the second one.
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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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A great Kinsey Millhone story. Never a mistake to start at the beginning.
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Great book! Full of suspense!
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Obviously, the first in the series ... humor and suspense...super.
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This is book (1) of Sue Grafton's series of Alphabet mystery books.
If you enjoy a good murder mystery, and enjoy the insight of a lead
character.Kinsey Millhone is a great start with lots of twists,& turns.
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Get the First book n the Sue Gafton Series.. It all starts with A is for Alibi!
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Truly excellent plot, characters. Grafton doesn't disappoint.
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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.
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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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This is a suspenseful, intriguing murder mystery. Grafton has an eye for detail and a gift for creating characters. Kinsey is an especially memorable detective. She\'s tough and no-nonsense, but still has her vulnerable points. She\'s smart, but not a superwoman; rather, a believable, down-to-earth heroine.
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Looking forward to the evolution of this character. This once seed like it could have used more character development. However,if Kinsey can't resist a potential suspect a series of these types of mysteries could get old quickly.
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If I could describe this book in one word, it would be "bland." If you like wit and humor, this book is not for you. The one thing that did made me laugh was only funny because the wording was so bad.

It's not even a long book, but quite a bit of it could have been cut out, in my opinion. Too many mundane details. One-dimensional characters, with the worst being the main character. I could not relate to Kinsey Millhone at all. If anything, I found her incredibly annoying.

Definitely not a book I would recommend or a series I plan to continue.
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OK, Kinsey Millhone is 32 when these books start, written in 1982. That means she's eligable for Social Security now.
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Good book! Very easy reading. Keeps you interest.
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Good.....great to read, the first of what I call "the alphabet series"....and they don't need to be read in order.
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For the hearing impaired, the narrator of the audio book is too difficult to hear and this set was unlistenable.
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It was entertaining and not very long. Not as good as I had been told. I will probably listen to "B" though before I dismiss this series.
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Overall, a good book and quite short. The audio is only 3 hours. The character spends a lot of time describing her food and travels. Not much of a plot, ends a bit quick.
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Very interesting read with lots of details
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Sue Grafton's alphabet books are the best. Love reading them all.
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I love the Kinsey Millhone series. this is the first. Grafton is a
very good writer and her books fly!.
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Read the first in the series..........you'll be hooked!
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Kinsey Millhone's private detective. Hired by a young widow to prove her innocence. Great private eye series.

Good book, named one of the century's 100 favorite mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Assoc.
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The first in the Kinsey Millhone series. A fun read!
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I love this series - a good read.
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I wasn't sure I liked it but by the time I finished, I couldn't wait to start "B".
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Sue Grafton is an excellent mystery writer.
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Very good suspense that keeps you guessing! I read this one in a few hours and could not put it down!
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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 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 late husband.

A trail that is eight years cold. A trail that reaches out to enfold a bitter, wealthy, and foul-mouthed old woman and a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted. A trail that leads to a lawyer defensively loyal to a dead partner -- and disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to an ex-wife, brave, lucid, lovely -- and still angry over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for too few skills -- and too many debts left owing: The trail twists to include every turn until it finally twists back on itself with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.
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Laurence Fife was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies' man. Until someone killed him. The jury believed it was his pretty young wife Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now, Nikkie's out and Kinsey Millhone is hired to discover who really killed her husband.
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Kinsey Millhone and has a very straight-forward approach to crime. She's is an especially memorable detective. She's tough and no-nonsense, but still has her vulnerable points. She's smart, but not a superwoman; rather, a believable, down-to-earth heroine.

The matter-of-fact diagloge is effective & I enjoyed the insights into Kinsey's detection technique along the way.
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Kinsey is always a hoot. She makes me laugh and keeps me reading.
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This is the initial book in the vastly popular Alphabet series of murder mysteries by Sue Grafton. It introduces Kinsey Millhone, the down-to-earth private investigator who's captured America's interest.

From back cover: Laurence Fife was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies' man. Until someone kille dhim. The jury believed it was his pretty young wife, Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now Nikki's out on parole and Kinsey Millhone's in for trouble. Nikki hires Kinsey to discover who really killed her husband. But the trail is eight years cold, and at the end is a chilling twist even Kinsey doesn't suspect---a second eight-year-old murder and a brand-new corpse.
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The first in the alphabet series. Kinsey must solve an 8 year old mystery without getting killed herself.
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Kinsey Millhone is a hard-boiled, gun-toting, loner--a private investigator who keeps to herself and does whatever it takes to solve her case.
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Had a hard time getting into it, but the book was great. Can't wait to read B!
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Love a mystery series. Kinsey is great!
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Very good first mystery novel. Best to read her books in order to see her progression to a fine writer; as evidenced by her later books.
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This is the first of many in this alphabet. I love the chase of trying to find out who did what to who. I loved it.
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This is the first book in Sue Grafton's Alphabet Murder Series. This is a fun series to follow with great characters.
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This was a fun, interesting quick read with enough mystery to keep you reading!
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Beginning of Sue Grafton series of Kinsey Millhone Mysteries. Old style mystery.
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the first of this series was pretty good. i hope they get a bit better down the road. but i was surprised at the end!
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I enjoyed reading this book. This is the first Sue Grafton novel that I read. I have to admit that I read this a while back and I forgot to review it.
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I've been reading these books out of order and this is probably the 10th book I've read in the series... finally some heat. I wish that Sue would make Kinsey a little more sexy. Looking forward to C is for Corpse which is next.
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Great mystery.
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1st in series
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the beginning of the series introduces us to kinsey millhone. she is a private invesigator. in this story she is hired to help someone who spent 8 years in jail for murdering her husband. she had to find out who really killed him. but while looking for answers, she finds another 8 year old death and more witnesses start dieing.
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Great book----and there's 26 letters in the alphabet---how wonderful!!!
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Another series I am hooked on.
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I enjoyed this book a lot. Excellent mystery. Funny places, romance and mystery. Great ending.
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Love this series! Can hardly wait for the new ones to come out. Got this for my kids to start reading the series too.
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This was my first Sue Grafton book, and I'm hooked. I'm glad I still have most of the alphabet to go!
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Love all of the Kinsey Milhones... some better than others. Scary to think how long I have been reading them!
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Laurence Fif was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies' man. Until someone killed him. The jury believed it was his pretty young wife, Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now Nikki's out on parole and Kinsey Milhone's in for trouble. Nikki hires Kinsey to discover who really killed her husband. But the trail is eight years cold, and at the end is a chilling twist even Kinsey doesn't suspece - a second eight-year old murder and a brand-new corpse.
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A quick read. I had seen this series for years and so I read this one. I think I would read others in the series if I was on vacation and needed a quick read.
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the beginning of the series introduces us to kinsey millhone. she is a private invesigator. in this story she is hired to help someone who spent 8 years in jail for murdering her husband. she had to find out who really killed him. but while looking for answers, she finds another 8 year old death and more witnesses start dieing.
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Excellent, quick story. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to reading more books in the series.
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Great read. Enough to read the rest of them.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is filled with suspense and keeps you guessing!!
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Typical mystery.
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what a way to start off the ABC books with Kinsey Millhone.
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the beginning of her great alphabet books
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good reading
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Enjoyable. This book has been passed around a couple of times. The cover is in good shape and nothing is ripped but it *is* a used book.
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This is a Book Club Edition.
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Quick read that held my interest.
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Another good one
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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. That's why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, Nikki 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.
If there is 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.
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A Kinsey Millhone mystery
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"I'm a private investigator, licensed in California. I'm 32 years old, twice divorced, no kids, no pets, no plants. The day before yesterday I killed someone, and the fact wighs heavily on my mind." Kinsey Milhouse
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Laurence Fif was a slick divorce lawyer and slippery ladies' man. Until someone killed him. The jury believed it was his pretty young wife, Nikki, so they sent her to prison for eight years. Now Nikki's out on parole and Kinsey Millhone's in for trouble. Nikki hires Kinsey to discover who really killed her husband. But the trail is eight years cold, and at the end is a chilling twist even Kinsey doesn't suspect--a second eight-year-old murder and a brand-new corpse.
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A Kinsey Millhorne Novel
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Has a different cover on it
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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 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, Niki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her late husband.

A trail that is eight years cold. A trail that reaches out to enfold a bitter, wealthy, and foul-mouthed old woman and a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted. A trail that leads to a lawyer defensively loyal to a dead partnerand disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to an ex-wife, brave, lucid, lovelyand still angry over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for too few skillsand too many debts left owing: The trail twists to include them all, with Millhone following every turn until it finally twists back on itself and she finds herself face-to-face with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.