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Publisher's Summary

Here together for the first time in audio are the three mysteries that started it all, introducing sexy, savvy ex-cop turned P.I. Kinsey Millhone to listeners everywhere.

"A" Is for Alibi

Nikki Fife, convicted of murdering her husband Laurence, is out on parole after eight years of prison. Now, she hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed Laurence. The trail will twist and turn until finally turning back on itself, bringing Kinsey face-to-face with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.

"B" Is for Burglar

Elaine Boldt is missing, and her sister wants Kinsey Millhone to find her. It seems to be a routine job - until Kinsey is ordered to drop the investigation just as she discovers that days before Elaine's disappearance, her next-door neighbor and bridge partner had been murdered. Now, the killer is still at large...and looking for Kinsey.

"C" Is for Corpse

Kinsey Millhone is recruited to help Bobby Callahan, a young man struggling back to life after his Porsche was forced to take a near-fatal nose dive over the edge of a canyon. Three days later Bobby is dead and Kinsey must capture a cold-blooded killer before he strikes again.

©1999 Sue Grafton (P)2012 Random House Audio

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Good stories and plots

Would you listen to Sue Grafton ABC Gift Collection again? Why?

This is our second time listening to the alphabet series. The ABC colection is kind of short. I like the unedited editions better but listening while you are driving makes the miles fly by.

What did you like best about this story?

The plots are well thought out and give you a good story without loosing you in a lot of technical stuff.

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

Yes. Love Judy Kaye.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't think of These stories as moving. They do have a time of sad and somber and funny and dark but they are not what I call a good tear jerker.

Any additional comments?

My wife and I are going to listen to the whole series again. I started listening to them in 1999 when I was on the road and now I can listen to them again and it's like a new story again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Can't find second book "B"

Aggravating, I see no way to go directly to the B or C books. With out listening to A first.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Love the book, as well as Narrarator

Where does Sue Grafton ABC Gift Collection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I wil be buying the reest

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Mysteries do that to ya!

Which character – as performed by Judy Kaye – was your favorite?

Kinzy

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

laugh & cliffhanger

Any additional comments?

Will be buying the rest of series

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  • LYNN
  • EASLEY, SC, United States
  • 11-05-12

THE MYSTERY ALPHABET BEGINS

I LOVE THESE BOOKS FROM THE "GET GO". JUDY KAYE MAKES THE MAIN CHARACTER (KINSEY) COME ALIVE AS A REAL PI. VERY ENJOYABLE LISTENING AND WHAT A GOOD DEAL TO GET THREE BOOKS IN ONE!!

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C is for corpse issues

There were issues at the last 15 minutes of C is is for corpse. It skipped like an old cd and I missed the entire ending. Either please reload it give me a credit. Thanks. Kristi

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Super set of Books

I enjoyed them this time as much as the first time. A great series of books.

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Revisiting an old favorite

I read this series many years ago and stopped at J. I'm taking it back up again and thoroughly enjoyed getting acquainted with Kinsey again.

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Wished the stories were longer

Have now read five of her books in the series. Great stories in each of these books but they were very short compared to others like X. Love this writer!

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Condensed is Best!

I love the abridges versions of her books. It is perfect for a 2-3 hour car ride and keeps the attention of the whole car. Please make more!

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Good Better Not Quite Best

The performer does an exemplary job with her voices. Men sound like men... older people as they should etc. The stories were well done at a "b" not "a" level.

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  • Karis
  • 07-26-16

Entertaining listen

Thoroughly enjoyed these stories in audio. Read them years ago - so they were familiar, but mostly forgotten. Recommend for those who don't want to wade through hours of storytelling. These are shortish, suspenseful, cracking stories. Well narrated.