Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
(Kinsey Millhone Mystery)

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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.
 

About Sue Grafton

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Sue Grafton, with four more letters of the alphabet to come, is deep into "W is for" . . . She lives in Montecito and Louisville.
 
Published September 30, 2003 by Berkley. 580 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The convoluted, fact-based tale—studded with masterful portraits of the dying detectives, a couple of dead-alive ex-cons, and the might-as-well-be-dead suspects—has run half its course before the victim is identified as a wild high-school girl who slept around so indiscriminately and exhaustively...

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The paperback novel Kinsey keeps picking up and putting down never gains a title or author, and even a portrait of "the president of the United States" remains anonymous.

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Read an Excerpt Americans have had a long long love affair with Kinsey Millhone, private investigator.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Kinsey Millhone, in her 17th adventure, works with two old, sick, law enforcement officers to find the identity of a young woman whose mutilated body was found near an old quarry on Kinsey's grandmother's land, 18 years before.

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I wanted to see Kinsey grow and felt that we did get .

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