A is for Alibi
by Sue Grafton
A Is For Alibi, the first mystery in the Kinsey Millhone series certainly proved that author, Sue Grafton, knew more than her 'ABCs' about what murder mystery fans enjoy! This book introduced Grafton's, Kinsey Millhone, a sometimes-not-so-tough cookie female detective. Kinsey is a determined, aloof and attractive private detective who zooms around the picturesque city of Santa Teresa, California (a thinly disguised Santa Barbara), looking for assignments that will test her crime solving skills.
In this first mystery of the popular series, Laurence Fife, a hardhearted divorce lawyer, is the victim of foul play. Who could have killed him? Almost anyone, it seems. He had more enemies than friends, that is for certain. However, it seems that it was Fife's beautiful and very young wife, Nikki, who was ultimately convicted of murdering her husband.
Eight years later, Nikki is out on parole and hires Kinsey Millhone, Santa Teresa's babe of a detective, to find the real killer and clear her name. Will Kinsey be able to solve an already open and shut case? If you enjoy this book and the sometimes wacky world of Kinsey Millhone, there are plenty more editions to keep you guessing in the ABC murder series by Sue Grafton.