A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Why have I never read Sue Grafton? Her books have been on my TBR list since 2012. Finally, I came across a great deal through Book Bub and purchased this book. It's right up my alley! I love sleuthing stories!
The book is set in Santa Teresa, a fictional town that is loosely based on Santa Barbara, California. This book is the first in the "alphabet mystery" series. I'm not certain if the author or readers coined that phrase, but I liked this book enough to go ahead and purchase the next, B is for Burglar. I would like to read them in order, but I've already been offered a great deal on T (also through Book Bub), so I may not be able to read them chronologically, though it's my preference.
Kinsey Milhone, a former cop, has set up shop as a private investigator. She is approached by Niki Fife who was convicted of poisoning her husband. She maintains that, even though she has served 8 years for the crime, she is innocent, and she needs Kinsey's help to find the real killer. Can she clear Niki and restore her good name? You'll have to read to find out!
I really loved that there were several twists in the plot. As soon as I thought I had it figured out, the author threw a wrench in the plot, and I was off in a new direction. The writing is solid. Good characterization, believable characters and believable scenarios. The author paints a picture that is clear in the mind of the reader using sensory details and visual images. I was also impressed that there were no errors in grammar or spelling because, lately, I seem to come across things like that more often.
Grafton crafted a clever who-dun-it. Nook book available for about $2.99. Enjoy!
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