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This is my first book read by author Sue Grafton. I figured I would give her mystery series a try for a few reasons. First, I like series. Second, I love a good cozy mystery. Third, my old faithful mystery series are going downhill and I need new material. And last, I had to check out this alphabet series because it's lasted damn near 30 years. So it must be good, right?
Well, the first installment was good as expected. It held my attention, wasn't too predictable (although I figured out the killer early on) and had the right amount of layered twists. I like Sue Grafton's writing style for the most part, but I can do without the wordiness. She's a very, VERY descriptive writer. Don't get me wrong--I love for authors to paint a visual picture for the reader. But some details aren't necessary to the story line. Here is an example:
Really? Why is all that detail important? It doesn't need to be this wordy unless this is where the crime took place or is essential to the main character solving the mystery. **taking off editor hat and putting reviewer hat back on** Nevertheless, A is for Alibi was good enough for me to read the second book in the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series.
Title: A is for Alibi
Author: Sue Grafton
Published: April 1982