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Q Is for Quarry

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She was a "Jane Doe," an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off California's Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriff's Department, but the detectives had little to go on. The woman was young, her hands were bound with a length of wire, there were multiple stab wounds, and her throat had been slashed. After months of investigation, the case remained unsolved. That was eighteen years ago. Now, the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of long careers in law enforcement, want one last shot at the case. Old and ill, they need someone to do the legwork for them, and they turn to Kinsey Millhone. They will, they tell her, find closure if they can just identify the victim. Kinsey is intrigued with the challenge and agrees to work with them. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.

Review:

"While Kinsey Millhone is as energetic and tenacious as ever, and the plot hustles along at a gratifying pace, her 17th adventure is a little slow getting underway with all the initial accumulated biographical data....A marvelously successful addition, however, is the twosome of Dolan and Oliphant. Their deftly rendered relationship is a delight; with any luck, the duo will appear in future Millhone mysteries." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Despite a bumper crop of Q?s, the late-arriving whodunit is tangled and routine, and Kinsey?s latest inconclusive flirtation with her own past...awaits resolution, perhaps in R Is for Relatives." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Our #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Back in 1969, young people were hitting the road. More than one of them wound up dead-including the girl in daisy-patterned pants who was found in a quarry off Highway 1, the victim of multiple stab wounds.

Eighteen years later, she's still a Jane Doe-and the cops who found her are still haunted by the case. Anxious to solve it, but no longer in their prime, they turn to Kinsey Millhone for help. But this ice-cold case heats up more quickly than they expected.

Synopsis:

The #1 New York Times bestseller is back featuring Kinsey Millhone!

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. Books in her alphabet series, begun in 1982, are international bestsellers with readership in the millions. And like Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker, and John D. MacDonald—the best of her breed—Sue Grafton has earned new respect for the mystery form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents.

Sue divides her time between Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky, where she was born and raised. She has three children and two grandchildren. Grafton has been married to Steve Humphrey for more than twenty years. She loves cats, gardens, and good cuisine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425192726
Author:
Grafton, Sue
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
California
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Millhone, Kinsey (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Millhone, Kinsey
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Kinsey Millhone Mystery
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.89 x 5 x 0.88 in 0.69 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 432 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425192726 Reviews:
"Review" by , "While Kinsey Millhone is as energetic and tenacious as ever, and the plot hustles along at a gratifying pace, her 17th adventure is a little slow getting underway with all the initial accumulated biographical data....A marvelously successful addition, however, is the twosome of Dolan and Oliphant. Their deftly rendered relationship is a delight; with any luck, the duo will appear in future Millhone mysteries."
"Review" by , "Despite a bumper crop of Q?s, the late-arriving whodunit is tangled and routine, and Kinsey?s latest inconclusive flirtation with her own past...awaits resolution, perhaps in R Is for Relatives."
"Synopsis" by ,
Our #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Back in 1969, young people were hitting the road. More than one of them wound up dead-including the girl in daisy-patterned pants who was found in a quarry off Highway 1, the victim of multiple stab wounds.

Eighteen years later, she's still a Jane Doe-and the cops who found her are still haunted by the case. Anxious to solve it, but no longer in their prime, they turn to Kinsey Millhone for help. But this ice-cold case heats up more quickly than they expected.

"Synopsis" by , The #1 New York Times bestseller is back featuring Kinsey Millhone!
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