Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki hires Kinsey Millhone, a gutsy P.I., to find the real killer. The trail is cold, but Kinsey finds a lead that brings her face-to-face with the murderer!
This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work...and who works strictly alone!
Don't miss the other titles in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery Series.
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"Grafton has created a woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner....Smart, well-paced and very funny." (Newsweek)
I read the last 3 that have been out before I decided to start at the beginning. Huge difference... But that's what twenty years of developing a character does.. Sue has perfected Kinsey now, but it is nice to start from the beginning and see where it started. They need to redo the narration on this tho. Very outdated and couldn't stand it for the first bit. The rest of the time I just tolerated her.
We were unable to finish listening to this book. We've gotten used to hearing Judy Kaye narrate Sue Grafton's books and this narrator just didn't fit. Ms. Grafton's writing has improved over the years, A is for Alibi just wasn't as good as her later books. Might still go back and read the series because I like them in general. T is for Trespass I my favorite.
I would probably have been kinder on my rating of this book had the narration not been so unbelievably boring .
I read most of this series years ago and thought I go through them again. I couldn't finish. The narrator was not good. There is no inflection or passion to her reading. It was read like a news report.
Yes but not by this narrator.
If the narrator paused or put some excitment into her reading, it would help.
It was hard to follow.
I will pick up the later Sue Grafton books with a different narrator.
I liked Knitting Yarns much better
This is fast moving, and fun to read but will not "change" you as really great literature can. Still, sometimes we all need a little fluff.
Needs better distinction in the reading between characters, sometimes I had no idea who was talking!
Very disappointing, I thought it would have been better after reading the reviews. Predictable and not very well read.
Sometimes the details dragged on and I got lost in why they were needed. Seriously, I do not care what street the charactor drove on to get to Reno!
The story was interesting, but the performance was mediocre. Several times I had no idea which character was speaking.
I used to read Sue Grafton's A-Z books several years ago and always enjoyed them. I have really been enjoying audible books, so I thought I would try the first one, since it had been so long since I read it the first time. All I can say from here is that the narration ruined the book. I'll go back to reading if this narrator does any more.
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