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"A" Is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Series #1)

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16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Great Ending/Page Turner

I am finishing this on the first day of 2011. This book was written in 1982 and it is nice to read something that is modern, but before the convenience of cellphones. I am planning to continue with the series and I am interested how Kinsey Millhone will age. Right now ...
I am finishing this on the first day of 2011. This book was written in 1982 and it is nice to read something that is modern, but before the convenience of cellphones. I am planning to continue with the series and I am interested how Kinsey Millhone will age. Right now she is in the era of answering services (Google it) and $19.99 hotels. You have to read the book as a period piece if you are young.
It is a really great mystery that had a lot of red herrings. I was fooled more than once. There's one suspect telling complete lies, a few not "telling the whole truth", and a witness not willing to tell what they saw. Kinsey has to sift though all that. I'm like a sponge believing all the half-truths and only thinking I knew the murderer by almost halfway through. I was way wrong. The fourth line of the book, Grafton tells you she shot someone and the rest of the book is what lead up to it. Make sure your sitting down when you read the ending.

posted by bravewarrior on January 1, 2011

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Exciting..at the end

It seemed like forever before the book became a "page turner". Also, too many characters to keep straight.

posted by Anonymous on November 22, 2011

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

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    I Finish All Books.....Except This One

    I tried...I really tried, but the book just never grabbed my attention. It isn't so much Grafton's writing style, but the story was slow and the characters superficial. She even threw in more characters than anyone could want in a novel such as this. I quit about half way through. Just not for me.

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    Posted January 4, 2012

    Haven't read it yet.

    It is on the shelf ready to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Don't recommend

    having a hard time getting in to this book, I thing that once I read that one of the characters that was murdered was "Libby Glass" The name is just incredible. If you have ever bought glass sets Libby is one of the brands that you can purchase. Don't really care for her style of writing.

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