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Dear John:

I purchased Sue Grafton's A is for Alibi from you several years ago from you and only recently discovered that inside the fly leaf it references her later books - so it must have been printed long after the original 1982 publication date. It mentions "O is for Outlaw" so we must be talking 1999 or later. Is there anyway from the information below you can tell me when the book was actually published? I have had no luck searching online. I would appreciate any information you can give me.

Henry Holt and Company, LLC, New York, New York.
Published in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.
195 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R4T8
ISBN 0-8050-1334-2
Other informational numbers: PS3557.R13A6 813'-54 81-7128 AACR2
Printed in the United States of America
11 13 15 14 12

The only actual date given is: Copyright 1982 by Sue Grafton
K. Thompson
John replies:
This book is a reprint and the only way to ascertain it's actual publication date would be to reference the later titles mentioned. Publishers do not typically list the reprint date on later editions, so that is the only way to we know to estimate the date of publication of your book.
O is for Outlaw was published in 1999. Hope this helps

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