Thursday, April 23, 2009

A is for Alibi

I've been wanting to read Sue Grafton's alphabet series, but the first book, A is for Alibi, has been checked out from the library for ages! I finally got my hands on it and it made for some very pleasant on-the-bus reading.

The books in the series center around private investigator Kinsey Millhone - she's 32, she's divorced, now single and she lives her job. I liked the way the character was set up - you can tell that she has loads of personal issues that can be fleshed out and hopefully worked through as the series progresses. She's a likeable character and I enjoyed the way she went about solving her case. I'm one of those people who never tries to solve the mystery before I finish reading so the ending was a nice and neat conclusion for me.

I'll definitely continue with B is for Burglar . Any other mystery series like this one that I should consider?

Challenges: 1st in a series, Celebrate the Author, New Authors, Support Your Local Library, Suspense and Thriller Challenge


Mari said...

My aunt loves this series but I have never read them. She used to lend me and my mom her books. I read the Patricia Cornwell books, she read the Sue Grafton books.

joanna said...

Mari - did you enjoy the Patricia Cornwell books?

Thoughts of Joy said...

I'm on C, so I'm not too far ahead of you. :)

joanna said...

Joy - ha ha. this is one of the series that's actually at my library so I'm sure I'll catch up with you! :-)

Unknown said...

Hi Joanna,

The review you posted for A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton read to me like you demonstrated impartiality and insight. You stated your thought the way you should. I appreciate that you show both fairness and balance in your reviews. I will be following your other reviews with interest.