By Sue Grafton
While Laurence Fife used to be murdered, few mourned his passing. A favorite divorce lawyer with a name for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his consumers, Fife used to be additionally rumored to be a committed philanderer. many people within the picturesque southern California city of Santa Teresa had a cause to need him lifeless. together with, idea the law enforcement officials, his younger and lovely spouse, Nikki. With reason, entry, and chance, Nikki was once their number-one suspect. The jury suggestion so, too.
Eight years later and out on parole, Niki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to determine who rather killed her past due husband.
A path that's 8 years chilly. A path that reaches out to enfold a sour, filthy rich, and foul-mouthed outdated girl and a tender boy, born deaf, whose reminiscence can't be depended on. A path that ends up in a legal professional defensively dependable to a useless partner--and disarmingly appealing to Millhone; to an ex-wife, courageous, lucid, lovely--and nonetheless offended over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too excessive a wage for too few skills--and too many money owed left owing: the path twists to incorporate all of them, with Millhone following each flip until eventually it ultimately twists again on itself and she or he reveals herself face-to-face with a killer crafty sufficient to escape with homicide.
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Extra info for A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Book 1)
Allen asked. He stood at the gas barbecue on the rental house’s back porch. Moths ﬂuttered around the porch light. Over his navy blue ﬁsherman’s sweater and khakis Allen wore a Hail to the Chef apron they found hanging on a hook in the pantry. He was a tall, ruggedly handsome thirty-eight-year-old. Susan had fallen in love with his thick, wavy salt-and-pepper hair and pale green eyes. He had a scar on his left cheek that looked like a dimple, so it appeared as if Allen were smiling even when he wasn’t.
Say good-bye, Mattie,” she repeated. ” he called, waving at the stranger with his free hand. The man stood up, but didn’t leave the table. “Hey, listen, I’m sorry. I was just . ” Susan kept walking, pulling Mattie along. But she realized they couldn’t make a clean getaway. They had a long drive ahead, and Mattie would need to use the restroom. She bypassed the glass door exit and headed toward the alcove where there was a wooden highchair along with several orange plastic booster seats in a stack.
In so many ways, it was. She felt lucky to work at home with the part-time consulting-nurse job. Walt was a great dad, very doting. He was an engineer for Boeing, and every afternoon, when he returned home from work, he’d look after Michael so she could have a run, go to the store, or just steal some alone time. Susan remembered many an afternoon, handing the screaming baby to Walt before he even made it through the front door. Walt. If someone had ever told her she’d end up marrying a man who was follicularly challenged, she would have told them they were crazy.
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, Book 1) by Sue Grafton