"MAYBE KINSEY AND NAMELESS WILL MEET ONE DAY BETWEEN THE PAGES": LOVELY FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST KINSEY MILLHONE MYSTERY, "A" IS FOR ALIBI, ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED BY SUE GRAFTON TO A FELLOW MYSTERY WRITER
GRAFTON, Sue. "A" is for Alibi. New York: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, (1982). Octavo, original dark gray paper boards, original dust jacket. $7200.
First edition of the original Kinsey Millhone mystery, inscribed on the title page to mystery writer Bill Pronzini: "For Bill—Maybe Kinsey and Nameless will meet one day between the pages—as we have met in the real world. Best of luck with your next. Love, Sue. 5-29-83."
The first book in Sue Grafton's enormously popular alphabet series. Recipient Bill Pronzini is most well-known for his award-winning "Nameless Detective" series. Grafton's inscription proved prophetic; the next year Pronzini has Nameless see Kinsey across the room at a convention in Chicago in his novel Double.
A fine copy.