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A Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton - Hardcover - 1982 - from Adventures in Books (SKU: 13)

A Is For Alibi

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A Is For Alibi

by Sue Grafton

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Condition
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ISBN 10
0805013342
ISBN 13
9780805013344
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1982. Fine. Book Club Edition. Hardcover and dust jacket. D.j. is near fine with slight wear on top binding edge. Inside flap d.j has slight creases. Cover is smooth, unblemished, no tears, nicks or worn corners. Hardcover, as new, black boards with gilt lettering on spine.
Tight binding, sharp, clean pages. No markings. (Actual photo) A flawless copy. 208 pages.
"A" Is for Alibi is crime writer Sue Grafton's first mystery novel in the Kinsey Millhone
"Alphabet mystery" series, first published in 1982.

Extended Description and Notes

A" Is for Alibi is crime writer Sue Grafton's debut mystery novel in the Kinsey Millhone "Alphabet mystery" series, first published in 1982.[1] The novel is set in the fictional southern California city of Santa Teresa, based on Santa Barbara. Grafton admits she conceived the story on her own "fantasies" of murdering her then husband while going through a divorce.[2] The choice of murder by substituting the contents of an antihistamine tablet with crushed oleander meant that an alibi held no value because the contents of the tablet could have been switched a considerable time earlier than the victim actually swallowed the tablet.

Synopsis

"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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Seller
Adventures in Books US (US)
Seller Inventory #
13
Title
A Is For Alibi
Author
Sue Grafton
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0805013342
ISBN 13
9780805013344
Publisher
Henry Holt And Co
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1982
Keywords
Sue Grafton, Alphabet series, mystery
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery;
Size
8.5 H X 5.5 W inches

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