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Q Is For Quarry (original 2002; edition 2003)

by Sue Grafton

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Title:Q Is For Quarry
Authors:Sue Grafton
Info:Berkley (2003), Edition: First Edition, Paperback
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I love the Kinsey books, but this one is not the best. ( )
  hmskip | Dec 21, 2014 |
Tante storie; tanti nomi con la K che si assomigliano tutti e che confondo; la figura di Lutero che credevo uno ganzo e invece. Quattro teste che creano uno scritto del genere non sono solo bravi narratori: credo siano anche competenti e capaci. Piani di lettura e rimandi con l'attualità che si sovrappongono e si perdono, come mi sono perso nella magia di calli che immaginavo con la nebbia e umide. E il Polesine. Munster come tappa necessaria di un eventuale viaggio in Germania.
Storia, strategia, religione, finanza, guerra e teologia, combinate quadrimensionalmente. Uno spettacolo.

Nota a margine: pollice verso per la Einaudi, che vende libri dove si scollano 1/3 delle pagine, una ad una. Tutte le ultime 300, per essere precisi. ( )
  bobparr | Dec 14, 2014 |
This might be my favorite Sue Grafton book of all. It certainly is the one that has stayed in my mind, years after reading it. The story line is interesting but, as in all her books, it is her quirky characters that keep me coming back to the series. The relationship between Kinsey and the two older officers is charming. Loved the Quarter Pounder scene. ( )
  EllsieFind | Dec 25, 2013 |
Admittedly, I jumped into the middle of this series, so maybe I am missing some endearing background info on super sleuth Kinsey Millhone, but she just didn't do it for me. I liked her, but didn't love her. The sidekicks, crabby old guys, were pretty good. Humor was good. But the mystery just unfolded so slowly. Yes, it was a cold case, but still. Not sure how Grafton got so far into the alphabet with this series...just okay. ( )
  Berly | Sep 22, 2013 |
Yes
  cmakny | Aug 14, 2013 |
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THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO
Bill Turner and Deborah Linden
Bob and Nancy Failing
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Susan and Gary Gulbransen.
Thank you for making this one possible.
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It was Wednesday, the second week in April, and Santa Teresa was making a wanton display of herself.
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Q is for Quarry is based on an unsolved homicide that occurred in 1969, and Grafton's 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 Sheriff's Department are hoping the photograph will trigger memories that may lead to a positive identification.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0399149155, Hardcover)

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone has served Sue Grafton well through 16 letters of the alphabet in a perennially popular series that occasionally breaks new ground but more often traverses familiar territory, as is the case here. Two old, ailing cops--one retired, the other disabled--try to breathe some life into an 18-year-old mystery that haunts them both for different reasons. They enlist Kinsey's help in identifying the victim, a young woman who was murdered and left for dead in the old quarry of the title. Neither they nor Kinsey expect that reopening an old case will incite the killer to strike again--not once, but twice. And while the real case of the still-unidentified victim that inspired this fictionalized scenario continues to languish in the cold case file in the Santa Barbara sheriff's office, Grafton's solution is as plausible as any. While the unlikely trio of Millhone and her cranky geezer sidekicks offers a few chuckles, the inner reaches of Kinsey's soul remain largely inaccessible to her as well as to the reader, which will probably not bother most of Kinsey's or Grafton's many admirers. --Jane Adams

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Eighteen years after the body of an unidentified young woman is discovered in a quarry off California's Highway 1, two police detectives nearing retirement enlist Kinsey Millhone's aid to help identify the long-ago murder victim.

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