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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (56,638 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Grafton Narrator: Mary Peiffer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9781415930113
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When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. Plenty of people had reason to want him dead. But the police thought his wife Nikki--with motive, access and opportunity--was the #1 suspect. The jury thought so too.

Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki hires Kinsey Millhone, a gutsy P.I., to find the read killer. The trail is cold but Kinsey finds a lead. It brings her face-to-face with the murderer.

This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work... and who works strictly alone. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Smart, well-paced, and very funny.”

    Newsweek

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David Malizia | 2/18/2014

    " A is for Alibi is not a fitting title. A is for Appalling would have been more suitable. Descriptions are dull and far from evoking. Characters are stereotypes, predictable and with no psychological traits worth mentioning. The plot is unrealistic and far fetched. The only good thing I can say about the book is that the rhythm never slows down, because every action is followed immediately by an other action, which is not necessarily a good thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandie Kok | 2/18/2014

    " A run-of-the-mill crime novel. A private investigator steadily closes in on the bad guy, things get heated, things get resolved, happy ending. It was exactly what I was expecting and what I was looking for, so I enjoyed it. I can't rate it higher than three stars, though, because it is quite forgettable. A quick holiday read for people who want a few tense moments, but nothing too tense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby | 2/14/2014

    " Have read every book in her series and am always eager for the next one!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April Ann | 2/13/2014

    " my mother loves these books, but i just couldnt get into them. Kinsey Malone seems to love herself more than the plot that doesnt thicken "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie McHenry | 2/8/2014

    " Good series so far. Only up to the letter "F" though. Easy to read and are fun to figure out who done it mysteries. Likeable main character and good storylines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nova | 1/31/2014

    " thought I had better read the first in the series seeing as I had already read about 10 others... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne Hazle | 1/17/2014

    " This is the book that started it all. I have been a Kinsey fanatic ever since. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/16/2014

    " Read this in a couple days. I made the culprit early on, but it was still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cupof Tea | 1/15/2014

    " I listened to this book on tape back when I was homeschooled. I loved listening while doing origami or drawing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie | 1/15/2014

    " Gripping thriller! Loved it. It is engaging that you feel like your helping solve the case. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 1/7/2014

    " All Kinsey's books are good fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda Sloane | 12/5/2013

    " Good story, quite light reading, but ideal for holiday reading. May read some of the rest of the series but not a high priority. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 11/3/2013

    " I enjoyed Sue Grafton's easy style with her very believable female character! Although not great literary works they provide some fun and adventure following the troubles and antics of Kinsey Milhone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Ferguson | 10/28/2013

    " Kinsey Millhone has gotten me through many a dark day. Literary comfort food. Not going to list them all but I've read my way through "J" and saving the rest for dark days to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 10/21/2013

    " I decided, for no particular reason, to read Sue Grafton's alphabet series....they are enjoyable, but not great, starting with "A..." I'm on G now...just fun reads and interesting, but hardly great literature. I love it that Santa Teresa is really Santa BarbaraCA...my favorite place in the world!:-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ajay | 10/15/2013

    " I liked the premise of a female PI and actually was surprised that the character is not yet fully developed in the early novel. So there is something to look forward to in the next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne Page | 8/14/2013

    " This is the first book in one of the biggest series out there. I rate it 3 stars because it wasn't able to keep my attention from the get go, however it has quite a bit of potential for a series. I'm not sure if I'll continue this series, but this was a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara Fitzjarrald | 6/11/2013

    " Quick Read. Pretty good, although I thought the characters were easy to peg. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy Carlquist | 6/2/2013

    " I have read all of Alphabet mysteries by Sue Grafton. Kinsey Milhone has some interesting misadventures and interesting cases and acquaintances. Obviously I like them because I keep reading them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn Porter | 3/2/2013

    " Could do without the occasional profanity & low morals, but the mysteries are always good & well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 2/17/2013

    " I read this to appreciate the debut novel of a highly successful author. Interesting how the genre and craft have evolved since then. Good story, well-written, but didn't get my pulse up, even at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine | 1/15/2013

    " Fun series but sometimes a bit descriptive but as I have recently visited Santa Barbara are looking forward to the next in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 9/30/2012

    " An old boyfriend gave me this one, and I have read them all. It's too bad that they are suffering from page number creep but I just read #21 (U0 so let's hope she can finish the alphabet and give Kinsey a life... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 9/16/2012

    " It was ok, but not sure I will read rest of series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Stie | 10/30/2011

    " A little dated, but an ok mystery. I though the ending was very abrupt--absolutely no denouement. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Venisha Ready | 10/3/2011

    " One of the most boring books I've read. The series is extremely popular but why it is a complete mystery to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 8/19/2011

    " Love this series!!!! Totally takes me into the world of the gutsy woman I secretly want to be. Every letter is a fabulous adventure, Sue Grafton's a genius! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roy | 5/23/2011

    " First in the series - makes you want to read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 5/20/2011

    " This is the book that started it all. I have been a Kinsey fanatic ever since.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadia | 5/15/2011

    " Perfect rainy day reading. Easy reading mystery thriller. Some weeks you don't want to delve into a pulitzer, but just want to get lost in a good story. This is that kind of book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynk | 5/12/2011

    " meh ... it was too easy to figure out "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 5/9/2011

    " It was hard to really get into this book. The narrative was hard for me to get through at first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ardie | 5/7/2011

    " I love the jaunt of these Kinsey Malone stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 cindy | 5/4/2011

    " Sudah lama g bc buku misteri, jdnya bc buku ini. Kasusnya cukup apik, cm penceritaannya gaya hollywood bgt. G ada yg istmw, tp lumayanlah, kayak nonton serial detektif di tv. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/28/2011

    " I read the Sue Grafton "Alphabet Series" many years ago, and loved them all. She's quite a good mystery writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 4/18/2011

    " Love these too. Similar to Janet Evanovich. Light and humorous.
    I'm up to the 'u' book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 4/16/2011

    " I'm starting from A and will get to Z when it comes out. Love this genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald | 4/15/2011

    " I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. The characters were interesting and many had unique personalities. I did manage to guess whom the killer was before the detective. A little more time on the post ending wrap up would have been nice, but otherwise the ending was entertaining. "

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About the Author
Author Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton is a New York Times bestselling author published in twenty-eight countries and twenty-six languages. She began her alphabet series in 1982, and they have become international bestsellers, with readership in the millions. Like Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, Grafton has earned new respect for the mystery form. Readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling prowess. She has been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and is a recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award.

About the Narrator

Mary Peiffer is an audiobook narrator, most known for her narration of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries.