The Alibi

Version: Abridged
Author: Sandra Brown
Narrator: Dylan Baker
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: September 1999
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Born into a fine old Charleston family, Hammond Cross is determined to be the city's next district attorney-without sacrificing his integrity. Prosecuting the sensational murder of real estate magnate Lute Pettijohn could be his ticket into the office. Yet while Hammond anticipates his success, someone near him is plotting his downfall--

Steffi Mundell, colleague, ex-lover, and rival for the DA's office--Rory Smilow, the homicide detective without equal and Hammond's avowed enemy--the wily and beautiful Davee Pettijohn, Lute's widow and Hammond's lifelong friend, who's too honest to mourn the husband she despised--and Hammond's prime suspect, the mysterious woman who shares the secret that would be fatal to Hammond's ambitions.

For the first time in his career, he's bending the rules in favor of the suspect. All clues point to her guilt. Yet she holds in reserve the perfect alibi-Hammond Cross.

Reviews (15)

Written by Stephanie on September 10th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another good story by Sandra Brown! The murder mystery component, as usual, gets the reader involved and supplies the twists and turns, peeling away all the facts like the layers of an onion. The romance component was believable and enticing without being too raunchy. All in all, I’ll listen again. As another reviewer said, I’m not a fan of the narrator. The producer should stick with Jonathan Davis!

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Written by Nikki S on July 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Not the conclusion I had anticipated; which makes it even better.

The Alibi

Written by Jill F on May 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love her mysteries,I wish she had more! Usually they are romance but the mysteries are so much more intense and interesting.

The Alibi

Written by Anonymous on August 29th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Not her best. Story started out so slow it was hard to keep listening but then picked up and became a good story. I wasn't a fan of the narrator.

Alibi

Written by Anonymous on August 23rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a surprise ending. Sandra Brown always keeps you guessing.

The Alibi

Written by Diane Needleman on March 20th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this story although it was predicable. I listened when I should have been doing other things which shows that the 'who done it' story got me thoroughly involved. Well read.

The Alibi

Written by Anonymous on November 10th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The characters were too predictable. You could almost figure out the ending half way through the book. I was disappointed. Perhaps the unabridged version is more exciting.

Really Good

Written by Anonymous from Dinuba, CA on August 14th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Started a bit slow but really picked up and was a good read (listen). Twisting and not a bit predictable.

Edge of my seat

Written by Tersia Robinson on July 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good. Keep me listening non stop until the end. I would never have guessed the ending and thats what I like in a book. Highly recommend

Don't Recommend

Written by Anonymous on March 6th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

If you want to listen to a good Sandra Brown book, rent Envy. It is excellent. Alibi is not so excellent. It was so cheesy and even though it wasn't completly predictable, I knew that 1 of the 3 main characters was the murder. I couldn't wait for this selection to end.

Author Details

Author Details

Brown, Sandra

Sandra Brown is the author of fifty-six New York Times bestsellers, including PLAY DIRTY, which was released in August 2007 by Simon & Schuster. Her other recent bestsellers include Ricochet (2006), Chill Factor (2005), White Hot (2004), Hello, Darkness (2003), The Crush (2002), Envy (2001), The Switch (2000), The Alibi (1999), Unspeakable (1998) and Fat Tuesday (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published seventy novels, most of which remain in print. As of 1990, when Mirror Image made The New York Times bestseller list, each subsequent novel, including reprints of earlier books, have become Times bestsellers. In 1992 her novel French Silk was made into an ABC-TV movie. Brown now has seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is much in demand as a speaker and has appeared at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX, as well as charity functions throughout the year. Court TV also sought Brown to host the 2007 premier of its popular series “Murder by the Book.”

Awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature, the American Business Women’s Association’s Distinguished Circle of Success, B’nai B’rith’s Distinguished Literary Achievement Award, the A.C. Greene Award and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandra has also been named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. In addition, Sandra is a member of Author’s Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., Literacy Partners, and a founding member of International Thriller Writers.

Sandra and her husband Michael Brown live in Arlington, Texas.