A" Is for Alibi. A Kinsey Millhone Mystery - Inscribed - Sue Grafton 1982 - Holt, New York - First Edition A fine copy, inscribed –

For Becky with warmest regards
from Kinsey & me
Sue Grafton
Sue 10-27-85

Introducing the sassy California private eye Kinsey Millhone, Sue Grafton’s alter ego, one of the earliest females of the hard-boiled detective variety –
‘There’s no place in a p.i.’s life for impatience, faintheartedness, or sloppiness. I understand the same qualifications apply for housewives’.
  References: Herbert, The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing, 190. Symons, Bloody Murder, 208.

Octavo. pp. [10] 275 [3]. In publisher's grey paper-covered boards, spine lettered in metallic red, publisher's device stamped in blind to rear board. Dust jacket priced $12.95 to upper corner of front flap, and the code ‘042’ on the lower corner.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.   Ref: 109086   Price: HK$ 12,000