"A" is for Alibi

The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries (Volume 1)

Sue Grafton

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READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL!

Take it from the top in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton’s knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone—and a hot new attitude—to crime fiction…

A IS FOR AVENGER
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.

A IS FOR ACCUSED
That’s why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she 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.

A IS FOR ALIBI
If there’s 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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Chapter One

My name is Kinsey Millhone. I’m a private investigator, licensed by the state of California. I’m thirty-two years old, twice divorced, no kids. The day before yesterday I killed someone and the fact weighs heavily on my mind. I’m a nice person and I have a lot of friends. My apartment is small but I like living in a cramped space. I’ve lived in trailers most of my life, but lately they’ve been getting too elaborate for my taste, so now I live in one room, a "bachelorette."I don’t have pets.

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Praise for "A" is for Alibi

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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About the Author

Sue Grafton

SUE GRAFTON entered the mystery field in 1982 with the publication of 'A' IS
FOR ALIBI, which introduced female hard-boiled private investigator, Kinsey
Millhone, operating out of the fictional town of Santa Teresa, (a.k.a. Santa
Barbara) California. 'B' IS FOR BURGLAR followed in l985 and since then,
she has added 17 novels to the series, now referred to as 'the alphabet’
mysteries. In addition, she’s published eight Kinsey Millhone short stories, and with her husband, Steven Humphrey, has written numerous movies for television, including “A Killer in the Family” (starring Robert Mitchum), “Love on the Run” (starring Alec Baldwin and Stephanie Zimbalist) and two Agatha Christie adaptations, “Sparkling Cyanide” and “Caribbean Mystery,” which starred Helen Hayes.

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
November 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312938994
ISBN10: 0312938993
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
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Henry Holt and Co.
April 1982
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ISBN: 9780805013344
ISBN10: 0805013342
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St. Martin's Griffin
November 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312353810
ISBN10: 0312353812
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April 2010
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