Bantam Books, 1987. FIRST EDITION, 11th printing. Paperback. Bound in pink and green pictorial paper wraps. The spine is slightly cocked and the insides of the wraps are toned. An internally clean and tight copy of this first novel in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series. Sue Grafton's first book ever starring Kinsey Millhone! "A is For Alibi," the origins of the great features inherent throughout this continuing series."Smart, well-paced, very funny, sexual, likable, a very modern operator" are all part of the Millhone mystic created by Grafton. Millhone is also "fiesty, stubborn, resourceful, guardedly romantic, and willingly practical," which makes for an exceptional read and book. One of Grafton's best. A very scarce title in collectible condition; Grafton's first book in the Kinsey Millhone series is launched with the murder of divorce lawyer Laurence Fife. His young wife Nikki was sentenced to eight years in prison. While Nikki is out on parole, she hires Grafton's star Kinsey to discover who really killed her husband. 214 pages.