Q Is For Quarry

Grafton Sue

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Putnam
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2002
Edition: First Edition

Description: 385 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: She was a "Jane Doe," an unidentified white female whose decomposed body was discovered near a quarry off Californias Highway 1. The case fell to the Santa Teresa County Sheriffs 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 murder 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 help with their legwork and they turn to Kinsey Millhone. They will, they tell her, find closure if they can just identify the victim. Kinsey is intrigued and agrees to the job. But revisiting the past can be a dangerous business, and what begins with the pursuit of Jane Does real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer. "Q is for Quarry" is based on an unsolved homicide that occurred in 1969, and Graftons interest in the case has generated renewed police efforts. During the past year, the body was exhumed and a nationally known forensic artist did the facial reconstruction that appears in the closing pages of "Q is for Quarry." Both Grafton and the dedicated members of the Santa Barbara Sheriffs Department are hoping the photograph will trigger memories that may lead to a positive identification. On the day Jane Doe was reburied, many officers were at the gravesite. "Its eerie," Grafton writes, "to think about the power this woman still has. Here we are, thirty-three years later, and she still wants to go home." Industry Reviews "Q Is for Quarry provides more insight into the detectives convoluted family relationships than any of Graftons previous novels, and its a cracking good story, as well." --Bookpage"Grafton weaves an intriguing story, convincing in detail and satisfying in development. Still, what lifts this above the crowd is the character of her protagonist, Kinsey Millhone, who rings true both as a detective and as a woman." --The San Diego Tribune"Starring affable private eye Kinsey Milhone, Q is quintessential Grafton. It is so well-written that many readers might consider it one of her best." --USA Today

ISBN: 9780399149153


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