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A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series, 1)

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Mystery Town: Whodunit author Sue Grafton lives in Santa Barbara and sets her tales in Santa Teresa". Grafton had three children from previous marriages and several grandchildren, including a granddaughter named Kinsey.

Disclaimer: I have been reading and reviewing for over a decade, and in that time, I have grown and changed a lot. Writing when the book was released, Kirkus Reviews said this was a "shakily plotted but otherwise terrific start for a new detective series". Grafton openly admits that she conceived the story from her own "fantasies" of murdering her husband while going through a divorce. I kept fighting the good fight and said I wouldn’t begin reading these books until I found “A” in hardback for wicked cheap.

In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's "T" is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Except for cases that clearly involve a homicidal maniac, the police like to believe murders are committed by those we know and love, and most of the time they’re right—a chilling thought when you sit down to dinner with a family of five. Vic has been a favourite of mine for some time now but this is the first time I have tried this series by Sue Grafton and I did enjoy it. I won't be forgetting the twist of who it was and how no one is safe from being the big bad villain.

a b c d "Every Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel, Assembled For Your Crime Reading Pleasure". I pulled the coffeepot from the bottom of the file cabinet and filled it from the Sparkletts water bottle behind the door. Thirty years after the publication of "A" Is for Alibi, Kinsey Millhone still soldiers on and Grafton has nearly reached the end of the alphabet. She uses a small corner of a suite of offices owned by California Fidelity Insurance Company; they give her the use of the space in exchange for occasional investigation. She travelled from California to LA, to Vegas, to the various places that she deemed necessary; but it seemed she h

MY THOUGHTS: Is there anyone out there who has never read one of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone books? As nearly as I could remember, Laurence Fife had been having drinks with his law partner, Charlie Scorsoni, the night of his murder. In "A de la alibi" naratiunea se face la persoana intai din perspectiva detectivei particulare Kinsey Millhone. This book kicks off the alphabet murders series, a set of novels by Sue Grafton each with a letter of the alphabet and introduces us to her private eye anti-heroine Kinsey Millhone. She then goes to Las Vegas to interview Fife's former secretary, Sharon Napier, who is killed minutes before Kinsey arrives.

Maybe you’ve heard this one before,"she went on, "but I didn’t kill Laurence and I want you to find out who did. I thought of myself as suitably progressive when the novel described the main character wanting to date a guy, and putting on pantyhose. Once again, she breaks genre formulas, giving us a twisting, complex, surprise-filled, and totally satisfying thriller.B" Is for Burglar, followed, then "C" Is for Corpse, each novel's title combining a letter with a word, except X.

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