"A+ all the way"
Almost twenty years ago a girl's body was found in the
Grayson Quarry in Santa Thersa, California. The body was
practically unrecognizable but the police were able to
determine the young woman was in her teens and they had a
good set of prints. Nobody ever identified the body or
caught the killer and eventually the case was put in the
cold case files.
Two decades later, Police Lieutenant Con Dolan is on
medical leave and retired police officer Stacey Oliphant is
in remission from cancer. They want another crack at
solving the case and hire Kinsey Millhone to help them with
the legwork and to bring a new perspective. Following up
every lead and piece of information that came in when the
body was discovered, the trio follow the links which takes
them closer to identifying the body and hopefully, flushing
out the killer.
Q IS FOR QUARRY is an excellent crime thriller due in part
to the good relationship that Kinsey has with her two
elderly clients. Readers see step by step how an
investigation is conducted and become caught up in the
process. Kinsey's ambivalent feelings towards her newly
discovered family are a fascinating sub-plot that humanizes
the character. Sue Grafton has written a fine addition to
this long running series, one that her myriad of fans will
want to buy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 4, 2002