Sue Grafton: Three Complete Novels; A, B & C : A is for Alibi; B is for Burglar; C is for Corpse

by Sue Grafton | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780517206799 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mercmeist of Bossier City, Louisiana USA on 10/23/2004
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by mercmeist from Bossier City, Louisiana USA on Saturday, October 23, 2004
kinsey milhone is fun, adventurous and never boring...
three books in one here so many hours of mindless pleasure...

Journal Entry 2 by BunnyLady from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin USA on Monday, November 15, 2004
11-15-04 Rec'd in todays mail from Mercmeist. Been getting a lot of front door delivery (I live in the country so thats unusual-usually have to walk to the end of the driveway to get my mail) of my mail lately with all these wonderful RABCK's and book boxes/rays I've signed up for.....wonder what he thinks...! He He. Thanks so much Mercmeist.

12-1-04 Finished all 3 books and am passing on to Red Rose. Thanks again Mercmeist! I can't wait to start the next one!

Journal Entry 3 by Red-Rose from Plymouth, Wisconsin USA on Saturday, December 11, 2004
Rec'd from BunnyLady.

Journal Entry 4 by BunnyLady from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Seeing as how my Mom has a ton of other books to read and someone requested this as a ring I've retaken possession of this book and making it into a ring so others can enjoy it also.

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Here is the order:

1.Cherie Pie (MA) wants:ABC R5/31/05
2.Clawdette (LA) wants:ABC
3.Sunshinedreem (MD) wants:ABC
4.mom21g1b (NV) wants:ABC
5.Doveilibri wants:BC

Home to BunnyLady (to give to Red Rose)

Journal Entry 5 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Received today in a big box o' books from BunnyLady. Since this and the other Grafton books have other interested readers, these ones will be at the top of my list. I've got one more bookring book in my possession after I finish my current read, plus a library book to get to, but plan to start on this one right after that.

Journal Entry 6 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Friday, June 10, 2005
I'm breaking things up a bit. I read only A is for Alibi right now but before continuing with B is for Burglar, I need to get back to those other bookring books I mentioned in my previous entry. So I figured I'd give my impressions of A is for Alibi while it's still fresh in my mind.

A is for Alibi
The action started out a little slow, and I didn't really start to get excited about the action until about 3/4 of the way through. Kinsey herself seems to be an interesting enough character though, such that I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. I didn't really care for the way things ended in this story; Kinsey's thoughts jumped around a lot towards the end with regards to pinning down in her mind who the murderer was, and even though it was written in first person, you often didn't understand her train of thought. I also found the author's paragraphs to run on a bit too long at some points, so that I'd totally lose focus sometimes due to too much detail, or overly descriptive prose.

That said, I remember reading from reviews up at Amazon that this first book in the series wasn't one of the best, and I'm glad to hear that they only get better from here.

Rating: 6 stars

B is for Burglar
Somewhat better than the first. I still found the author going into way too much detail on some things, but it didn't seem to aggravate me as much this time, probably because it was more likely things I wanted detail on.

The story was interesting enough to hold my interest, and the murder plot was certainly deceptive enough to keep me guessing through the whole book.

Kinsey Millhome's a tough-as-nails detective, very different from but somewhat reminiscent of the old Anita Blake (before the Ardeur consumed her). Though I was left unsure about this series after the first book, this one has strengthened my decision to want to read all the Kinsey Millhome books. :)

Rating: 7 stars

C is for Corpse
I still think book B was the best of these three. In this book, I thought I had the bad guy pegged from the start and I turned out to be right. There also seemed to be less action going on in this one, a bit more mellow than the others, or perhaps it's just due to the other stuff I've been reading.

Rating: 6 stars

01-Aug-2005: I've messaged Clawdette for her address and will get this in the mail to her shortly.

Sent to clawdette in LA on 03-Aug-2005 via Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation # 9102010521297515770345.

Journal Entry 7 by clawdette from Houma, Louisiana USA on Monday, August 8, 2005
recieved today..will journal when read

Journal Entry 8 by clawdette from Houma, Louisiana USA on Sunday, May 7, 2006
3 great novels...returned to bunnylady last week

Journal Entry 9 by BunnyLady from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin USA on Monday, May 8, 2006
Arrived home safe and sound. Will be giving to Red Rose again.

Released 16 yrs ago (5/10/2006 UTC) at Oakfield Public Library, 130 Main Street in Oakfield, Wisconsin USA



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I had planned on giving the to my Mom but we found she has the paperbacks of these 3 already so I'm releasing this one into the wild.

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