A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series, 1)

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A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series, 1)

A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series, 1)

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Although the plot was vaguely familiar to me, I had no memory of how the case was ultimately resolved.

Some have questioned Grafton's decision to leave her protagonist and these stories glued to the 1980s, and the books have become, as a practical matter, historical crime novels in which there are still no personal computers, cell phones or Internet and where the heroine remains perpetually in her middle thirties. Sure, there’s a murder—well, multiple ones actually—and there’s a case of insurance fraud that Kinsey investigates, but it all proved a bit simpler than I would have liked.I’ve lived in trailers most of my life, but lately they’ve been getting too elaborate for my taste, so now I live in one room, a “bachelorette.

Through twenty excursions into the dark side of the human soul, Sue Grafton has never written the same book twice. I occupy one small corner of a large suite of offices that house the California Fidelity Insurance Company, for whom I once worked.As Kinsey digs deeper, she learns that Laurence had an affair with a woman named Libby Glass, who was his secretary at the time of his murder. I keep clean mugs on top and I turned one over for each of us, filling them when the coffee was done. Grafton had three children from previous marriages and several grandchildren, including a granddaughter named Kinsey.

Maybe you’ve heard this one before,"she went on, "but I didn’t kill Laurence and I want you to find out who did. It's April, 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's 38th birthday and she's alone in her office doing paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. As I said, I love the strong, female heroines of crime fiction and Kinsey Millhone has made my list. She was maybe thirty-five, thirty-six, and the years at the California Institute for Women had left no visible lines.It's dated of course, set and written in the 1980s, at the forefront of PI novels with ballsy female protagonists. Although I like pretty much anything with a bit of mystery, I really like those strong, female heroines like VI Warshawski and Temperance Brennan, so I don't quite know why it's taken me this long to discover Sue Grafton's detective Kinsey Millhone. I enjoyed Kinsey and the storyline was entertaining, especially when the action picked up throughout the second half of the book and I read it in one sitting. So the long story of how I began my relationship with Kinsey Millhone at this late date is as follows: In general I am not a fan of books in a series. I mean, it is so completely obvious from the first introduction (how "sexual" Charlie was) that Grafton planned on throwing these two together.

Readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling prowess. A trail that reaches out to enfold a bitter, wealthy, and foul-mouthed old woman and a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted. Mick Herron has his fictional detective Zöe Bohm drive a loaned orange VW with a map of Santa Teresa, California in the glovebox in Why We Die. But she was startled to find that just 4 days after Laurence Fife died after ingesting allergy medication laced with oleander, a young woman named Libby Glass, who had been an accountant in Fife's law firm, had also died from oleander poisoning. Nikki hired Wilfred Brentnell from Los Angeles: a legal whiz with a reputation as the patron saint of lost causes.Even if we find out who did it, we have to make it stick and that could be tough after all this time. After the publication of "G" Is for Gumshoe, Grafton was able to quit her screenwriting job and focus on her writing. The trail may have gone cold, but the small town of Santa Teresa, described as a 'haven for the rich', still has answers. It's interesting that Kinsey Millhone and Vic Warshawski both appeared for the first time in the same year. Chip Grafton was a municipal bond attorney in Kentucky who pursued a secondary career as a crime novelist, winning minor acclaim for four novels.

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