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"B" Is for Burglar is the second novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels and features Kinsey Millhone, a private eye based in Santa Teresa, California.
Antihistamines are drugs which treat allergic rhinitis and other allergies.
Cornelius Warren ("Chip") Grafton (June 16, 1909 – January 1, 1982) was an American crime novelist.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
A dividend is a payment made by a corporation to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits.
An estate, in common law, is the net worth of a person at any point in time alive or dead.
A first-person narrative is a mode of storytelling in which a narrator relays events from their own point of view using the first person It may be narrated by a first person protagonist (or other focal character), first person re-teller, first person witness, or first person peripheral (also called a peripheral narrator).
Hardboiled (or hard-boiled) fiction is a literary genre that shares some of its characters and settings with crime fiction (especially detective stories).
Henry Holt and Company is an American book publishing company based in New York City.
Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from an insurance process.
Kinsey Millhone is a fictional character who was created by American author Sue Grafton (1940–2017) for her "alphabet mysteries" series of best-selling novels which debuted in 1982 and feature 25 volumes.
Library Journal is an American trade publication for librarians.
Mystery fiction is a genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved.
Nerium oleander is a shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
A plot twist is a literary technique that introduces a radical change in the direction or expected outcome of the plot in a work of fiction.
The Santa Barbara Independent is a news, arts, and alternative newspaper published every Thursday in Santa Barbara, California, United States.
Santa Barbara (Spanish for "Saint Barbara") is the county seat of Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California.
Santa Teresa has been used by several authors as the name of an invented city.
Southern California (colloquially known as SoCal) is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises California's southernmost counties.
Sue Taylor Grafton (April 24, 1940 – December 28, 2017) was an American author of detective novels.
The Kansas City Star is a newspaper based in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.