"A" is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery Kindle Edition
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- Length: 320 pages
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"Kinsey Millhone is an entirely fresh and original character, and I feel sure that the series will go all through the alphabet."--Patricia Moyes
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- ASIN : B002HHPVBC
- Publisher : Holt Paperbacks (April 1, 2010)
- Publication date : April 1, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 413 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 320 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #39,469 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But best of all, Grafton's writing is beautiful. Her descriptions of nature are gorgeous. Her eye for detail in the various settings Kinsey finds herself in is excellent. You feel that you are right there. A lot of the fixes Kinsey finds herself in are ridiculous, but somehow you can go with them. I look forward to reading each one right up to Y, the last installment. So close!
While Kinsey Millhone is a young, tough, single PI living in Los Angeles, Sue Grafton doesn't fall into cliches but draws an interesting, multi-dimensioned character while weaving together a very interesting mystery. There are two supporting characters who are in small roles, but interesting and quirky without being charactures.
Bottom line: Strong start to a series I will be continuing. While initially skeptical, I was pleasantly surprised and eagerly anticipating reading "B is for Burglar" in the near future.
While doing this, her services are requested by a wife who had been just recently released from jail after serving jail time for attempted manslaughter and she wants to prove her innocence and find out what really happened. The resulting investigation turns out to be more than a simple investigation.
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These books are not flashy nor is Kinsey a superhero. Kinsey, at times, is flawed, trusting few people, but this is more than made up by her tenacity. Best of all, Kinsey feels real and an authentic investigator. If you are looking for great crime novels with a strong female lead please do try this series especially if you a fan of VI Warshawski, Temperance Brennan or Kay Scarpetta. They are a great set of books.
I have seen the `Alphabet books' around before, but I think the fact that Grafton is already up to something like V or W has always put me off starting them, but after seeing the Kindle book of A is for Alibi for only 99p, I thought I'd try it.
Kinsey Millhone lives in Santa Teresa, California and is a rebellious and independent detective who has no thrived as a police officer, so set up on her own. A is for Alibi joins her with two mysterious marriages behind her and as she is asked by a convicted murderess to investigate her husband's death - and find the real killer.
So excellent so far - all the best ingredients of a mystery including a business partner, a bitter ex-wife, a pair of dysfunctional children and a blackmailing secretary. All have motive to kill, but what about the seemingly unconnected death of a Los Angeles paralegal? This is just one of the lines of enquiry Kinsey finds herself thrown down as she tries to prove that a woman has been wrongly convicted, and the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger she is in.
As I said, I love the strong, female heroines of crime fiction and Kinsey Millhone has made my list. I know that I'll have to read over 20 books to get up to date with her but, based on this one, it will not be a chore. Grafton creates a believable world and an engaging heroine, with just the right amount of secrets to keep you reading the series, which I definitely will.