"A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
(The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries)

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When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. A prominent divorce attorney with a reputation for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his clients, Fife was also rumored to be a dedicated philanderer. Plenty of people in the picturesque southern California town of Santa Teresa had a reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access, and opportunity, Nikki was their number-one suspect. The jury thought so, too.

Eight years later and out on parole, Niki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her late husband.

A trail that is eight years cold. A trail that reaches out to enfold a bitter, wealthy, and foul-mouthed old woman and a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted. A trail that leads to a lawyer defensively loyal to a dead partner--and disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to an ex-wife, brave, lucid, lovely--and still angry over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for too few skills--and too many debts left owing: The trail twists to include them all, with Millhone following every turn until it finally twists back on itself and she finds herself face-to-face with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.

 

About Sue Grafton

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Sue Grafton, with four more letters of the alphabet to come, is deep into "W is for" . . . She lives in Montecito and Louisville.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Holt Paperbacks. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Crime, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Helium

... Sue Grafton was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1950. Before turning to literature, she worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter, adapting two ...

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... TITLE: "A" Is For Alibi SERIES: Book #1 of the Alphabet Mysteries, aka Kinsey Millhone Mysteries AUTHOR: Sue Grafton NARRATOR: Mary ...

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