A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

A Is for Alibi

Kinsey Millhone #1

Sue Grafton

fiction crime mystery dark lighthearted tense fast-paced

288 pages | first published 1982

Description

A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she's got a s...
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Moods

mysterious 90%
adventurous 49%
tense 35%
dark 25%
funny 9%
lighthearted 5%
challenging 3%
emotional 3%
reflective 1%

Pace

medium 49%
fast 37%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 63% | A mix: 31% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

No: 71% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 44% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 55% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 21%

Average rating

3.39