Signed first printing of the Kinsey Millhone mystery, in which the private detective finds herself investigating a murder when all she wanted to do was get paid by the man who stiffed her.
Fine in about-fine jacket.
"D" IS FOR DEADBEAT
"So he was conning you while you conned him."
In this entry of Grafton's Alphabet Series, the suspicious death of a drunk adds a layer of moral ambiguity fitting to the modern noir tone. The success of the Kinsey Millhone books inspired a generation of writers to create their own casually badass heroines, to the delight of millions of readers.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1987). 8'' x 5.25''. Original black paper boards, rose gold-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($15.95) pictorial dust jacket designed by Abby Kagan. , 229,  pages. Signed by Grafton in black felt ink on title page. Only minute bumping to spine ends; jacket with a shadow of a paperclip indentation on front panel (no discoloration, visible close inspection only).
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