"A" is for Alibi
By Sue Grafton
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312353810, 320pp.)
Publication Date: September 30, 2008
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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. Eight years ago, Nikki Fife was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she’s out on parole and needs Kinsey’s help to find the real killer. If there's one thing that makes Kinsey 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.
SUE GRAFTON is the New York Times #1 bestselling author for the alphabet series. She has been working on this series since 1982 and intends to complete the series in 2015.
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."
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."
"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."
"Tough, stubborn, irreverent and ironic, a lady detective with class and sass."