A Is for Alibi
11 journalers for this copy...
"Kinsey had been out for most of the morning and the client was waiting in the corridor.
Nikki Fife. The eight years since Kinsey had seen her had left no visible scars. But now she was looking for the help that only a detective could provide.
For whoever had killed her husband, it wasn't Nikki Fife. And if his wife wasn't the murderer, that meant someone else was ..."
This book is to be passed on to a fellow BookCrosser.
I'm looking forward to reading it, I've got another book that I've just started and then I'll be straight onto it!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Posted to Rudifun23 as an RABCK - she's reading the series too!
This one is now going out as an International Ray
"My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed by the State of California. I'm thirty-two years old, twice divorced, no kids. The day before yesterday I killed someone and the fact weighs heavily on my mind..."
The first one of this very good crime series. I have read 'H is for Homicide' and 'I is for Innocence', so I guess I can give up the notion of reading them in order. 'B is for Burglar' is on the way to me and C and L and R are on my shelf, so I better get busy. The books are good fun. Short and sweet. A bit like Anita Blake without vampires and werewolves would be. I keep picturing Holly Hunter in the title role, if they should ever decide to make this into a TV series... I even figured out who-dunnit for once, and why! Well, ok, only about half way through the book.
8/10: Good, solid book that I would recommend to others.
Continuing this bookray, here are the participants so far:
1. Risa29, Luxembourg, shipping Europe / International if needed
2. bluejazzyfish, UK, shipping internationally
3. candy-is-dandy, UK, shipping anywhere
So candy-is-dandy is last in line and has the choice.... Love the puppy story and don't mind at all! ;-)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
As I have several exams to supervise next week I will probably be able to finish the book in a decent spam of time.
I rather liked it, though it didn't have me hanging on every word. I would well have been able to put it down. The story is nice but the protagonist, Kinsey Millhone, is not somebody I would befriend in real life.
I might try the second book of the series, though, just to see, if she can capture my sympathy then.
Thank you cathepsut for including me in the ray. As soon as I have bluejazzyfish's address I will send it on.
I'm now on my way out to post it to candy-is-dandy.
I seem to have got into several of these crime series at the mo - Janet Evanovich, Kathy Riech etc but they are all sufficiently different to ensure I can keep the heroines separate in my mind.
I also have an apology to make. This book is very well travelled and you would expect it to be a bit dog-eared. Well unfortunately our new cuddly, bouncy, terror puppy managed to get it down from the table and chewed one corner a bit - the cover is slightly torn (now patched) and there are little pin-pricks of puppy dog teeth in some pages but it is still entirely readable - sorry everyone.
Having read the second of the series first, it's interesting to see Millhone's character at its rawest. A pretty good first of a series, I would say, though lacking the humour of the second one. A few rough edges but still a good yarn. I didn't guess what was coming until I was spoon-fed it, but then I don't tend to try to work out whodunnit. (My work is all about analysing, so it's nice to have a break from that.)
It's a good, quick, easy read and has certainly made me want to read more of the series.
Will take to the Chelmsford and Ipswich meets to see if anyone is really keen to start at the beginning! (Keen enough to take dog-eared literally!)
To start the Alphabet at the beginning...
started with the first volume.
Hope to get the B for... ASAP.
Was a real page turner, but a bit disappointed by the ending as I guessed the murderer quite soon.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I know there'a already an 'A' at Ipswich OBCZ, so releasing this further afield... hopefully someone will take pity on this delightfully (and realistically) dog-eared copy :o)
Will probably release near the station - in Woburn Road somewhere.
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