Q is for Quarry Author:Sue Grafton 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 h... more »ad 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 Doe's real identity ends in a high-risk hunt for her killer.
Q is for Quarry was inspired by an unsolved homicide that occurred in 1969. Sue Grafton heard aboaut the case in 2000--by 2001 she was working inside the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department. That year the body was exhumed, and an internationally renowned forensic sculptor was engaged to do a facial reconstruction. Both Grafton and the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department are hopeful for a positive identification or a solution to the case.« less