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A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery | [Sue Grafton]

A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

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!
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Publisher's Summary

When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. Plenty of people had reason to want him dead. But the police thought his wife Nikki , with motive, access and opportunity, was the #1 suspect. The jury thought so too.

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.

©1982 Sue Grafton; (P)1993 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    lyn Monmouth Beach, NJ, United States 04-30-12
    lyn Monmouth Beach, NJ, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "The reader makes all the difference"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    i listen while I walk ...but the reader is the key Judy Kaye captures the character of Kinsey so wonderfully...Mary Peiffer reads dull ..drone like


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sue Grafton? Why or why not?

    yes if ready by J Kaye


    What didn’t you like about Mary Peiffer’s performance?

    VERY POOR


    Do you think A is for Alibi needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    well in a sense all of the alphabet books are the follow up... I entered the series at the end of alphabet - S is for Silence - Sue Grafton gets more better as the letters progress and Judy Kaye is the BEST!!!!


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    Susan raymond, NH, United States 03-13-12
    Susan raymond, NH, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A is for Almost"

    She almost made it. Not as well written as Patterson or Baldacci or Berry but not too bad. Reader took some getting used to.

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    Stephanie Cayce, SC, United States 03-06-12
    Stephanie Cayce, SC, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2005

    A voracious reader with little time to read actual print books, I adore Audible and have been listening to audiobooks regularly for years.

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    "Just Okay..."

    While I did mostly enjoy the story, I found the narrator to drone on monotonously. What I found most interesting about the story is the fact that it was written and based in the 80s... really a flashback to be reading this book 30 or so years after publication. I couldn't decide if I liked Kinsey or not. If you are looking for a perfect heroine, this is not your book. I think I will check out some more books in this series in the future, but not sure if I would listen if they are read by the same narrator.

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    barbara chattanooga, TN, United States 03-05-12
    barbara chattanooga, TN, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2015

    Tell us about yourself!

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    ""ALIBI""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    GREAT ;LISTEN ,VERY ENJOYABLE


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A is for Alibi?

    MY 1st Sue Grafton book ...I will get more!


    Have you listened to any of Mary Peiffer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    also my 1st Mary Peiffers naration...I like her!!!


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    Carol Columbus, OH, United States 02-25-12
    Carol Columbus, OH, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very poor narrator"

    A pretty good story, but the execution of both the narration and the writing made this just so, so. Sue Grafton definitely matured in her writing skills as she continued with this series. The narrator was just not appropriate for this type of novel - a very "down home" sound and way too cute. However, the plot was good and kept me guessing, making the book worth listening to.

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    Valerie 12-19-11
    Valerie 12-19-11
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    "Hard to get into"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I listened to this on my way to and from work. Most books I listen to all the time and it was hard for me to with this book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sue Grafton? Why or why not?

    This is a big maybe for me


    What aspect of Mary Peiffer’s performance would you have changed?

    She was flat there was no animation to her performance.


    Could you see A is for Alibi being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe this would be better as a movie.


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    Barbara 12-16-11
    Barbara 12-16-11
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    "Prefer Judy Kaye as reader."
    Any additional comments?

    Listened to abridged read by Judy Kaye and it was much better than this version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ferrell APO, AE, United States 12-12-11
    Ferrell APO, AE, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2012

    Avid series listener ... Aubrey/Maturin, Kinsey Milhone, Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan, Tom Swift, Rick Brant(oops, the last one isn't on Audible yet

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    "Pretty good. Reminds me of film noir."
    Would you listen to A is for Alibi again? Why?

    Yes. I want my wife to listen to it with me to see what she thinks.


    What other book might you compare A is for Alibi to and why?

    Based upon this first one, I now think I'll get the rest o the series


    Which character – as performed by Mary Peiffer – was your favorite?

    Was better than I had been led to believe by other reviewers


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. Just a grin at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I might have rated it higher if it had been a stand-alone book. I'm waiting to reserve judgment until I've tried a few other books in the series.

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    Diana Angle 09-10-11
    Diana Angle 09-10-11
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    "Predictable story, unmoving narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Hard to say. It was really bad. Maybe somebody with an IQ less than 100 and is locked up and has nothing else to keep away death by boredom.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The killer (who is a suspect) would not have pursued a relationship from the getgo. Also the PI was dumber than a stone. Anybody that slow witted could not make a living as a PI.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mary Peiffer’s performances?

    Yes, but only because I have already bought one.


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    Stefanie 01-01-10
    Stefanie 01-01-10
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    "A is for Alibi"

    This is the first review I have written although I have been an audible subscriber for years. I am compelled to write this book because this is the first Sue Grafton novel I have read or listened to and my last. My college junior daughter who is a voracious reader of crime and mystery novels could have written a better book in her sleep. There is no character development and the problem solving process was illogical. I knew "who done it" when the character first appeared in the story. The narrator was awful. Don't was your money. If you want a good female law enforcement series, read JD Robb In Death Series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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