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The corpse in private eye Kinsey Millhone's third adventure ("A" Is for Alibi and "B" Is for Burglar is that of Bobby Callahan, a young man she first meets while both are working out in a local gym. Bobby is convinced the car crash he'd been injured in was really an attempt on his life and, fearful of another assault, persuades Kinsey to investigate. A few days later, Bobby is indeed killed, and Kinsey stays on the case. She is befriended by Bobby's wealthy mother, his opportunistic stepfather and druggie, anoretic stepsister. She learns Bobby was having an affair with a friend of his mother's whose first husband had been killed in a suspicious burglary, and whose second is county pathologist. While the almost hard-boiled Kinsey ferrets out the ugly secrets behind Bobby's death, she's also trying to save her elderly landlord from the schemes of the scam-operating senior lady he's smitten with. Kinsey Millhone is nobody's fool; she's also sensitive, funny and very likable. Writing with a light, sure touch, Grafton has produced a fast-moving California story about quirky, believable people.
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Exceptionally entertaining…an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Millhone is an engaging detective-for-hire…P.I. Kinsey Millhone and her creator…are arguably the best of [the] distaff invaders of the hitherto sacrosanct turf of gumshoes. (The Buffalo News)
Once a fan reads one of Grafton's alphabetically titled detective novels, he or she will not rest until all the others are found. (Los Angeles Herald Examiner)
Millhone is a refreshingly strong and resourceful female private eye. (Library Journal)
Tough but compassionate…There is no one better than Kinsey Millhone. (Best Sellers)
A woman we feel we know, a tough cookie with a soft center, a gregarious loner. (Newsweek)
Lord, how I like this Kinsey Millhone…The best detective fiction I have read in years. (The New York Times Book Review)
Smart, tough, and thorough…Kinsey Millhone is a pleasure. (The Bloomsbury Review)
Kinsey is one of the most persuasive of the new female operatives…she's refreshingly free of gender clichés. Grafton, who is a very witty writer, has also given her sleuth a nice sense of humor--and a set of Wonder Woman sheets to prove it. (Boston Herald)
What grandpa used to call a class act. (Stanley Ellin)
Smart, sexual, likeable, and a very modern operator. (Dorothy Salisbury Davis)
Kinsey's got brains and a sense of humor. (Kirkus Reviews)
I am a huge Sue Grafton fan since I stumbled upon this series.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoy this series, but this one did not keep my interest at all. Many other of the letters are much more interesting. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Cheryl Klinkman
I HAVE READ THIS WHOLE SERIES BEFORE I JUST DECIDED TO READ THEM ALL AGAIN JUST BEFORE X COMES OUT!! STILL GREAT NO MATTER HOW MANY I HAVE READ!!Published 13 days ago by Kindle Customer
I'm having a hard time staying focused. It isn't as riveting as her others.Published 14 days ago by Carol A. Kummer