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Sue Grafton , Liza Ross
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Oct. 1 2006
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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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
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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A quick and easy read June 14 2011
By Darlene TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio Cassette
This is a new author for me, and it is also the first book in the "Alphabet" aka "Kinsey Millhone" series.

It was a quick, enjoyable, easy read for me. The detective is likeable. Pretty light stuff, nothing really disturbing or heavy. I plan to read more of the series.

The narrator, Mary Peiffer, did a nice job.

MY RATING: 3.5 stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good start Dec 22 2008
By Chris
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book sat in my closet for a year and I only decided to pick it up when all the others I'd bought had been read. It was a good idea I did, for it was a pleasant surprise. I would have preferred more action and fewer conversations, but the character of Kinsey is really interesting and the ending is riveting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A suspenseful murder mystery July 29 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
"'A' is for Alibi," by Sue Grafton, is narrated in the first-person by California private investigator Kinsey Millhone--a twice-divorced, childless 32-year old woman who lives in a one-room "bachelorette" apartment. Kinsey is hired by Nikki Fife, a woman who had been sent to prison after being convicted of murdering her husband. Nikki maintains her innocence and wants Kinsey to find the real killer--eight years after the murder. This assignment leads to deceit and danger for the sleuth.
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.
The matter-of-fact narration is very effective. We get insights into Kinsey's detection technique along the way. This is a story of murder, sex, greed, and deception, well told by Grafton.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Meh June 16 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was an okay crime novel. It was nice to read about a competent private eye but I didn't prefer the end as it left many questions unanswered. For $1.99 on Amazon....not bad. I might even read the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still amazing the second time around! Nov. 19 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoy Sue Grafton's alphabet series. I started reading them years ago when they first came out and now I have read them all and starting back at the first to reread them. It's been so long since I first read them that I can't remember the story lines. I really can Identify with Kinsey and I get a continuous laugh from her deep thoughts and her read on people. Look forward to every time that I can sit down and pull out my Kindle!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Never expected the ending, so darn good. Oct. 21 2013
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Been reading a few suspense type stories and this one was a good one, kept me guessing right to the end. Really enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read Oct. 2 2013
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It was like reading a weekly detective program. The book is an easy read and entertaining. Will definitely buy more books in the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An okay start to the series; Jan. 18 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The first book in the Kinsey Millhone series. Kinsey Millhone is hired by a woman to investigate the murder of her philandering husband who she was tried and convicted of killing. Eight years have went by since his murder, but Kinsey still agrees to take the case.
Finally got around to reading this. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, but I kept getting these weird "Anita Blake"-ish vibes from the book. The heroines are so smiliar in thought to me. Maybe Ms. Hamilton read these books as well? Nothing to deep and thought provoking here. A nice little whodunit, even if the killer was pretty obvious to me.
It was nice to see a story where the main focus wasn't the hero's love life, leaving the main plot of the story secondary. I'll definitely check out more in this series.
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