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'A' is for Alibi. by  Sue GRAFTON - First Edition - 1982 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 95475)

'A' is for Alibi.

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'A' is for Alibi.


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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston,, 1982. Octavo. Original grey boards, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket designed by Kathie A. McGinty. Spine gently rolled, an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has some nicks to extremities. First edition, first printing of the author's first novel in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery series. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to screenwriter Jessica Niblo: "For Jessica - 'same time next series', best wishes. 10/1/14." Grafton and Niblo worked together on the program Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which ran from September 1982 to March 1983.


"A" Is for Alibi is the first novel in the Kinsey Millhone series by crime writer Sue Grafton. It was published in 1982. The first printing of "A" Is for Alibi was 7,500 copies. Grafton based the story to some extent on her own 'fantasies' of murdering her then husband prior to divorce.


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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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