Thursday, September 30, 2010

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

Books like this make me wonder why I don't read mystery series more often. A is for Alibi begins with the reader meeting Kinsey Millhone, a private investigator who is asked to reinvestigate a murder that happened over seven years ago. She is hired by Nikki Fife, the wife of the murdered man, and the person that has been accused, convicted, and recently released from prison. Kinsey goes back to the beginning of the original investigation to see if she can dig up some new evidence and new answers. What she finds brings her more danger than she ever expected.

Kinsey may be one of the most likeable sleuths that I've ever read. I instantly related to her character and her personality. Grafton was able to make her come across as realistic, tough, slightly vunerable, and just a fun character to read about. Kinsey's character made this book for me and was one of the reasons that I liked it so much. I enjoyed following along with the investigation throughout the book and trying to solve it myself along the way. Let's just say that I was majorly off and hadn't a clue who the bad guy was :) But it made the ending all the more suspenseful and I flew through it. All in all, a great beginning to this series and I can't wait to read more about Kinsey's investigations and adventures.

Final Thoughts: Highly recommended to any mystery lovers out there!

Disclosure: Checked out from the library...
*I read this book for the following challenges:
100+ Reading Challenge
1st in a Series Challenge
Suspense/Thriller Challenge
Support Your Library Reading Challenge
"A" Title for A-Z Challenge (personal)


  1. I have heard so much about her books but haven't tried them and I love mystery.

  2. I have to be honest--mystery is not a genre I willingly go to. But I have heard good things about Sue Grafton and you definitely have me curious about this book.

  3. I loved Kinsey and read up to L I think...should get back to this series!!

  4. Marce- It does suprise me that you haven't read any of her books. I really liked this one and think you should give her a go :)

    Trish- Have you ever read Tana French or Sophie Hannah? Those are both mystery authors that have a more literary (I guess) feel to them...and they are both authors that I'm guessing you would enjoy.

    Staci- How come you got away from the series? I'm really looking forward to B is for Burgler myself.

  5. I've only read (1)or (2) from this series. I liked them, but I just don't read too many from this genre any more.

    Hope you have a great week Sam.

  6. Eek! I don't know what happened to my comment. It just disappeared. Anyway -

    I love mysteries, but have only read A and B of this series. I remember that they were good, but I didn't like that they were stuck in the 80s (Is that right?). I read them a long time ago, so I may like them more now. IDK I'm really glad that you liked A and hope you enjoy the rest of the series. You have boosted my curiosity about C now!

  7. hello there thanks for your grat post, as usual ((o:


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