April 22, 2018

Series Sunday: Q is for Quarry

(Kinsey Millhone #17) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"If you don't get to think about yourself when you're dying, when do you?" ~ pg. 84

My Series Sunday pick is Q is for Quarry, the 17th book in the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series by Sue Grafton. First of all, condolences to the family of late great international bestseller. She lost the battle against cancer in December. The alphabet now ends in 'Y'.

Almost twenty years ago, Detective Stacey Oliphant and Lieutenant Con Dolan worked a case on an unidentified young woman discovered decomposing near the quarry. The two cops cannot get this case out of their heads and enlist the help of Private Investigator Kinsey Millhone. After all, the body was found near her grandmother's property. So who is Jane Doe?

What makes Q is for Quarry so intriguing is it's based on fact. And what a core tale it is! I had no idea this cold case would get so interesting until I was halfway through and couldn't seem to stop reading. Now that I think about it—I was also eager for information on Kinsey's past; the Jane Doe based on real-life events was a bonus.

"Same apartment, same car, same work, same boyfriend in absentia in a relationship that was going no place." ~ pg. 5

And just when I think I'm getting a new tidbit about Kinsey's personal life, she clams up and is tight-lipped. Ugh! This is grating my nerve now. I learned more about police procedure than Kinsey's family history. Book number 17 and I can still count on one hand how many personal facts I know about this main character. This series is truly all about the mystery!

Author: Sue Grafton
Published: September 2003
Pages: 316
Edition: eBook
Challenge: Perpetual Kinsey Millhone
Rating: 🖤 🖤

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