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A is for Alibi (edition 1982)

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Title:A is for Alibi
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Info:Bantam Crime Line (1982), Unknown Binding
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Tags:Mystery, Private Investigator

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A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

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A fairly standard detective story. I found Kinsey's bitchy remarks quite witty, but apart from that, there's not much to say. ( )
  martensgirl | Jun 13, 2015 |
Great series. Who doesn't like Kinsey Milhone and her love for Big Macs and solving crimes? ( )
  Cleoxcat | May 28, 2015 |
Turns out Sue Grafton was crafting sharply written whodunnits right from the start of the series. Kinsey Millhone’s a twice divorced, slightly cynical and competent PI: when a little B&E is called for, she just locates the spare keys, while regular running means she’s realistically fit enough for the adrenalin pumping finale. In this tale Nikki, in the (perhaps not) femme fatale role, was convicted of her husband’s murder despite claiming her innocence. Now she’s out on parole, she asks Kinsey to reinvestigate. Sue Grafton plays it straight. There’s more than one plausible suspect and as the book reaches its climax, each reveals their own burden of guilt, the wrongdoers receive their harsh desserts and the loose ends get wrapped up. ( )
  Bernadette877 | Mar 4, 2015 |
Once in a while I dip into what the masses are reading. I often regret it. This is a prime example. ( )
  JMlibrarian | Feb 27, 2015 |
Meh ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 17, 2014 |
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Grafton, Sueprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kalvas, ReijoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaye, JudyReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'My name isn Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed by the State of California. I'm thrity-two years old, twice divorced, no kids. The day before yesterday I killed someone and the fact weighs heavily on my mind...'

Kinsey had been out for most of the morning and the client was waiting in the corridor.

Nikki Fife. The eight years since Kinsey had seen her had left no visible scars. But now she was looking for the help that only a detective could provide.

For whoever had killed her husband, it wasn't Nikki Fife. And if his wife wasn't the murderer, that meant someone else was...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312353812, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:06 -0400)

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Nikki Fife, out on parole after spending eight years in prison for the murder of her husband, hires investigator Kinsey Milhone to find out who really killed Laurence, a ruthless divorce attorney who had a wealth of enemies.

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