The Alibi

The Alibi

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In this suspenseful Southern thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, an ambitious prosecutor investigates a high-stakes case after Charleston's most powerful real estate magnate is murdered.

The sensational murder of powerful tycoon Lute Pettijohn has rocked Charleston. Prosecutor Hammond Cross sees his chance to become the city's next district attorney . . . but only if he can put a killer behind bars.

Hammond's investigation turns up more than one person who wants Pettijohn dead. But when the prime suspect turns out to be a mysterious woman who holds a secret that could shatter Hammond's ambitions, he faces a moral dilemma and a haunting question: Was he set up to be the perfect alibi?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553502312
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Edition description: Unabridged, 9 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.11(w) x 6.15(h) x 2.69(d)

About the Author

Sandra Brown is the author of seventy-one New York Times bestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit


Arlington, TX

Date of Birth:

March 12, 1948

Place of Birth:

Waco, Texas


Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Texas Christian University, 2008

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The Alibi 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
appleshampoo04 More than 1 year ago
Just when I thought Sandra Brown could do no wrong. I couldn't even finish reading it and with the thanks of one helpful reviewer I felt no need. I really had to force myself to get through as much as I did, and I never not finish reading something. ALL the characters really weren't likable they were all deceiving little liars. A little more than halfway through the book and the story was going nowhere. The girl was most likely using him anyway and they were too wrapped up in each other to do their jobs which was a ridiculous case. Some rich, old jerk murdered. That could be interesting but not enough this time. I love the author but not this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually figure out mysteries, but love to read them just to see how it's played out. This one had me guessing 'til the end. Then, as the 'whodunit' part unfolds, several twists of delight are thrown in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was totally engrossed in this book. The main character, Hammond, is every sane woman's fantasy...a man with integrity. The writing was first rate, the plot explosive. As I read the last page, I realized that no ending(of the hundreds of books I've read}has ever touched me this much. Thank you,Ms.Brown!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sandra Brown has yet to write a book I do not love. I was absolutely engrossed and could not put down.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
This book has it all: murder, love, hate, deceit, sex, etc. A real page turner. As one reviewer wrote: some of the characters weren't likeable but they were well developed by the author. While I correctly figured out who the murderer was, I have to admit that this book kept me guessing as to why the murderer did the deed until the motive was revealed near the end. Complex plot that will keep you on your toes. Once you start this one, it's difficult to put down. Contains some foul language, adult themes and sexual situations. Extremely well written and perfectly edited. Would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy a good suspense/murder mystery.
1215FL More than 1 year ago
I found the book interesting and well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra Brown has done it again. If you are a fan, this will not disappoint.
Lioness777 More than 1 year ago
It kept my interest and made me guess. Was surprised at the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool book and good book
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Alibi by Sandra Brown Luke is dead at the hotel, shot 2 times. They inform his wife and she's not surprised he's not been murdered from his lovers husband. He has had many affairs in the past and although they are married, live in the same house, she knows nothing of his style or meetings of his life. At the hotel there was also several others who had come down with food poisoning that may have seen the murderer. The cops try to get through to the ER doctor that they must talk to the people right then and there to help solve the murder case. One investigator had spent the night with a woman he had met at the fair. She left before the next day and now he knows why she was on the phone when he walked into the bedroom and who she is and who she is related to. Was never just a simple death, a lot of others are involved: unknown relatives, blackmail, insider trade secrets Love that they staged the scene to catch the real murderer at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, easy, read! You can't help but fall completely in love with the male character Hammond. There are also some twists that will keep you turning the page. The love between Hammond and Alex is so sweet! Loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually am able to pick out the 'who done it' somewhere in the middle of the book. However not his one. The secerts between the characters was well written, the whole book was well written. While your outside and heat it is getting to you the heat in this book will far surpass that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am new to Charleston and the descriptions were fabulous. I felt like it was really happening in my back yard. Sandra Brown can really keep me reading. I even get upset when the book is over, I just want it to keep going. She is a great mystery/suspense writer.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Hard to put aside. Kept timing till the end the deed was done by someone else.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A mystery to the end!!
dspoon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mixing a little murder, some corruption, and a good bit of illicit romance, this novel makes the golf courses of Charleston, South Carolina, seem as seedy and fascinating as the back alleys of Chinatown.Hammond Cross wants to be the district attorney, and for years he has proven himself to be a man of high principles and irreproachable character. When his investigations turn up evidence of the corruption of local tycoon Lute Pettijohn, Hammond has no doubt about what is the right thing to do--even when his own father is under suspicion. However, this simple debate becomes complicated when Pettijohn is murdered and Hammond's alibi is a night of forbidden passion with the suspected murderess, Dr. Alex Ladd.Brown's quick dialogue, character quirks, and plot twists help give a modern bent to the classic detective tale. While some of the characters prance across the pages with a predictability that would make Dashiell Hammett proud (the drunk-makes-good assistant, the light-hair-dark-history socialite) most of the characters show refreshing individuality. As Hammond's internal conflict intensifies--and the passion and danger do, too--readers will find all criticisms vanishing as they blast their way through this suspenseful page-turner.
Bookie85 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The perfect combination of interesting characters along with plot twists and surprises!
MsBeautiful on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Did not keep my interest
EmScape on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Hammond Cross, Assistant County Solicitor of Charleston, SC meets a mysterious woman at a county fair, he falls madly in love with her despite never knowing her name. Then, she shows up as a suspect in the high-profile murder he is prosecuting. He doesn¿t reveal his involvement with her right away, which makes things infinitely complicated for them both as the investigation progresses. Brown keeps us guessing right up until the end about which character the actual murderer is, and drops several juicy red herrings. All the individuals in the story are skillfully drawn with well-rounded personalities and each has a separate motivation for the murder. There is no clear `bad guy¿ in the tale, which makes it all the harder to pick from among them who the killer is. I would recommend this to any fan of romantic suspense, and even fans of mysteries, as the `romance¿ is less pronounced than others of this genre.
Jim53 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked this up in an airport because I had enjoyed her [Ricochet]. This one is not quite as good, although it's entertaining. She does a nice job of keeping you guessing about the culprit. I had a candidate in mind but was wrong (not exactly a rare occurrence). She portrays an intense relationship between two main characters, but we don't really see any reasons for it. The prose is competent and the minor characters are used effectively. An enjoyable read, kept my interest, but not great stuff.
cindyloumn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liked it. But it was alittle slow. Wasnt a book I couldnt just put down. Fair characters. Sort of surprise ending.1/7/00
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept my interest the whole time!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down.