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A Is For Alibi

A Is For Alibi

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A Is For Alibi

by Sue Grafton

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
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Near Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0805013342
ISBN 13
9780805013344
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Gray boards with red writing on spine; top and bottom of book spine slightly rumpled. Slight shelf wear at top and bottom of dust jacket spine; tight binding and pages still look in excellent condition. Cover price of $16.95 and FPT on front dust jacket flap.

Henry Holt First Edition; Second Printing as indicated by number line of "3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page. Author's signature, inscription (saying "Yours until 'Z' is for Zero"), and date of June 1990 on title page

Grafton's very first book featuring detective Kinsey Millhone; this copy is in almost pristine condition. Grafton was unfortunately unable to complete here Alphabet Series, dying shortly after the "Y" novel was published. Hardcover and original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Mylar cover.

Synopsis

"A" Is for Alibi is the first novel in the Kinsey Millhone series by crime writer Sue Grafton. It was published in 1982. The first printing of "A" Is for Alibi was 7,500 copies. Grafton based the story to some extent on her own 'fantasies' of murdering her then husband prior to divorce.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
GRF037
Title
A Is For Alibi
Author
Sue Grafton
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition; Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0805013342
ISBN 13
9780805013344
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart And Winston
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1982
Pages
275
Keywords
sue grafton; alibi; kinsey millhone; inscribed
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Mystery; Signed / Inscribed;

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Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Number Line
A series of numbers appearing on the copyright page of a book, where the lowest number generally indicates the printing of that...
Copyright page
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Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Shelf Wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...
Tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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