Book Reviews of Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 17)

Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, Bk 17)
Q is for Quarry - Kinsey Millhone, Bk 17
Author: Sue Grafton
ISBN-13: 9780425192726
ISBN-10: 0425192725
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 351
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 402 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a very good book. The story takes many twists and turns as the PI Kinsey Millhone is asked to help find out who the teenager Jane Doe was that was stabbed and dumped in a quarry and never identified.

This book was inspired by a real case in Santa Barbara, California.
Very easy and enjoyable reading on many levels. The main character Kinsey is funny, and quirky. She tells you about her life as she works on her case.
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Helpful Score: 4
Hard to put down this book! The writing gets better with each book, and the storyline in this one is based on a real story. There are twists and turns that you don't anticipate, even if you've read the other books in this series and are familiar with her writing style.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another memorable story in a much-loved series.
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Helpful Score: 2
You'll get hooked on this series of mysteries! Her book titles start at A and go through the alphabet.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book just like all the books in this series about Kinsey Millhone, a private detective. This one has her trying to solve a cold case of a Jane Doe who has never been identified.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you like Kinsey Millhone, you will like this one. Even her 85 year old hunk of a landlord, retired baker Henry and his irritable older brother having a romance with the elderly bosssy Hungarian Rosie, the owner/chef of Rosies cafe and her "Hunglish". A lot more about Kinseys family and background. Not as tight as other Graftons
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good, Kinsey Milhone good as usual.
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Helpful Score: 2
As always, Sue Grafton is fantastic, typical Grafton read, if you like the author, you like these books
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Helpful Score: 2
Rock Solid!
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Helpful Score: 1
My favorite Kinsey Milhone mystery to date-- it had some good interactions with her extended family, a real-life mystery behind it, and a compelling storyline.
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Helpful Score: 1
another great Grafton story-- Kinsey always gets into some trouble, and yet finds her way out. Nice to see recurring characters too
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Another great "read". She does her sleuthing, while I read enthralled.
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Helpful Score: 1
Cold case - An 18 year old homicide is investigated. Good story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another outstanding Kinsey Milhone mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the my favorites in the Kinsey Millhone series.
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A really good book to a really good detective series.
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Classic and fun mystery from Sue Grafton's Alphabet Mystery Series. They don't have to be read in alphabetical order - just enjoy!
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easy read from Grafton
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Great book in the continuing series. Lots of great red herrings and twists in this one!
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Another one of the 'alphabet murder' books - great as usual
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A body is found in a quarry. 18 years later it is still not identified and Kinseyis hired to find out the identity.
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Good murder mystery, New York times bestseller.
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Grafton departs from her usual formula to include facts from a real case, an unsolved homicide from August 1969 in Santa Barbara County, CA. She succeeds in mixing the known facts with her vivid imagination to form a tight, cohesive story and a darned good read.
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One of my favorite authors - Can't think of anything but reading when I'm reading her books.
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I LOVE Sue Grafton. Im my opionion, this is another one of her best. I alwaya read these as fast as I can getthem. Great Book.
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You always will look forward to the next book in this series. Kinsey Milhone is unforgettable.
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4 stars out of five - another Grafton bestseller.
Two policemen out hunting discover a teenage girl's body near a quarry off California's

Highway 1. Eighteen years later, the two recruit Millhone to help them try to identify the

victim. Stacey Oliphant, now retired from the force, and Con Dolan, unwillingly sidelined by

heart trouble, are as quarrelsome as an old married couple, but they both desperately want

to find the killer in the quarry case. Their inquiries lead the trio from Santa Teresa to

Quorum, a town in the desert near the Arizona border. At the time of the murder, a wrecked

red convertible was found near the crime scene-stolen from an auto shop in Quorum. When

Millhone and her cohorts talk to the grumpy shop owner, Ruel McPhee, and his charming son,

Cornell, they get little information. Visits around town and probing conversations reveal

various family secrets and covert liaisons, until the somewhat precipitous unmasking of the

killer. Grafton briefly shoehorns in Millhone's interactions with her lost family And a

marvelously successful addition 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.

A main selection of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club and Mystery Guild, and a BOMC

featured selection.
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This is my favorite of the alphabet Kinsey Millhone books.
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Everybody's favorite female-author-female-lead mystery series, right? It's hard to beat Sue Grafton and Kinsey Millhone, a private detective in Santa Teresa, California.
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this is part of the Kinsey Millhone series
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Kinsey Millhone is trying again to solve a mystery murder. Sue Grafton again has written her alphabet mystery and its good as usual.
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The worst of grafton's alphabet mysteries.
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the spunkiest detective novel
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Excellent,I enjoy all her books.
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Another great Grafton novel!
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Spunky and fun. Back in 1969, many young people were hitting the road and disappearing. Many are killed. 18 years later a Jane Doe appeared and Kate Millihone is called for help.
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Another of Grafton's alaphet series.
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Enjoyed another Alphabet book. Good quick entertaining reads.
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More Sue Grafton, and since this is a re-read for me, I guess it's safe to say, "YES! I liked it."
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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 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 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.

On the day Jane Doe was reburied, many officers were at the gravesite. "It's 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."
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In 1969, a couple dissappears, and 20 years later, the girl found dead at the time is still an unsolved case. Unfortunately for the detectives, their involvement in the case really heats up, as things are uncovered.
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Kinsey Milhone investigates the history of a Jane Doe.
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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.
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back in 1969 a lot of young people were hitting the road and disappearing. more than one of them wound up dead, including the girl in daisy patterned pants who was found in a quarry off highway 1 in lompoc the victim of multiple stab wounds
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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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Back in 1969,a lot of young people were hitting the road and disappearing. More than one of them wound up dead-including the girl in daisy-pattered pants who was found in a quarry off Highway 1 in Lompoe,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 Kimsey Millhone for help. If nothing else,they'd just like to indentify the body. But this ice cold case heats up more quickly than they expect, And for Kinseyit will lead to a lot of dangerous discoverirs-including some about her own past.
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Back in 1969, a lot of young people were hitting the road and disappering. More than one of them wound up dead-including the girl in daisy patterned pants who was found in a quarry off highway 1 in Lompoc, 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. Anxioud to solve it, but no longer in their prime, the turn to Kinsey Millhone for help. If nothing else, they'd just like to I.D. the body. But this ice coldw case heats up more quickley than they expect. And for Kinsey, it will lead to a lot of dangerous discoveries-incluing some about her own past...
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Back in 1969, a lot of young people were hitting the road and disappearing. More than one of them wound up dead-including the girl in daisy-patterned pants who was found in a quarry off Highway 1 in Lompoc, 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. If nothing else, they'd just like to identify the body. But this ice-cold case heats up more quickly than they expect. And for Kinsey, it will lead to a lot of dangerous discoveries-including some about her own past...
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Back in 1969, a lot of young people we hitting the road and disappearing. More than one of them wound up dead---including the girl in daisy-patterned pants who was found in a quarry off Highway 1 in Lompoc, the victim of multiple stab wounds. Eighteen years lter, she's still a Jne Doe---and the cops who fund her are still haunted by the case. Anxious to solve it, but no longer in their prime, they turn to Kinsey Millhone for help. If nothing else, they'd just like to identify the body. Bt this ice-cold case heats up more quickly than they expect. And for Kinsey, it will lead to a lot of dangerous discoveries---including some about her own past...
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Back in 1969, a lot of young people were hitting the road and disappearing. More than one of them wound up dead - including the girl in daisy-patterened pants who was found in a quarry off Highway 1 in Lompoc, 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. If nothing else, they'd just like to identify the body. But this ice-cold case heats up more quickly than they expect. And for Kinsey, it will lead to a lot of dangerous discoveries - including some about her own past.
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I have not personally read this book. I am not a big fan of this series. My mother read it and passed it on to me. She seemed to really like it.