Q is for Quarry

Q is for Quarry

Something about the story tugged at her, and by January 2001, she was working inside the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department, given full cooperation and access to all pertinent records.

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Marian Wood Books/Putnam

ISBN: 0399149155

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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Eighteen years after the decomposed body of an unidentified young woman is discovered in a quarry off California's Highway 1, two police detectives nearing retirement enlist Kinsey Millhone's aid to help identify the long-ago murder victim, as Kinsey's journey into the past unleashes a deadly investigation in the present. 800,000 first printing.
Categories: Fiction

Q Is For Quarry

Q Is For Quarry

A Kinsey Millhone Novel Sue Grafton. “The spunkiest, funniest, and most engaging private investigator in Santa Teresa, California, not to mention the entire detective novel genre.” —Entertainment Weekly Back in 1969, a lot of young ...

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440620195

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Sue Grafton delivers an intensely gripping mystery based on an actual unsolved murder in this #1 New York Times bestseller featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone. 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 are nearing the end of their careers in law enforcement—and they want one last shot at the case. Old and ill, they need someone to help with their legwork and they turn to Kinsey Millhone. Kinsey is intrigued by the cold case and agrees to take 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.
Categories: Fiction

100 Greatest Literary Detectives

100 Greatest Literary Detectives

While many series authors condense narrative time, often to avoid a too-rapidly aging PI or police detective, this is rarely as clearly marked, or as integral to the works, as in the Kinsey Millhone novels. Q Is for Quarry, for example, ...

Author: Eric Sandberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442278233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural, from American hardboiled fiction to the Japanese timetable mystery—is the investigator. He—or, increasingly, she—can be a private eye, a police officer, or a general busybody. But whatever forms these investigators take, they are the key element of crime fiction. Criminals and their crimes come and go, while our attention is captured by these fascinating characters who exist at the intersection of so many different literary and social roles. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives offers a selection of the most influential, important, and intriguing fictional sleuths—amateur or professional—from around the world. From Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole, Kinsey Millhone to Kiyoshi Mitarai, the detectives profiled here give readers a broader picture of one of fiction’s most popular genres. Each entry summarizes the distinctive features of notable investigators and their approaches to crime, provides a brief outline of major features of their fictional careers, and makes a case for their importance based on literary-historical impact, novelty, uniqueness, aesthetic quality, or cultural resonance. The characters profiled here include Lew Archer, Martin Beck, Father Brown, Brother Cadfael, Adam Dalgliesh, Mike Hammer, Miss Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, Kay Scarpetta, Sam Spade, Phillip Trent, V. I. Warshawski, Lord Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe, and many others. Readers will find some of their favorite detectives here, learn more about their literary and cultural significance, and discover other great sleuths—old and new, local and international—in this engaging volume. 100 Greatest Literary Detectives provides a fascinating look into some of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

J is for Judgment

 J  is for Judgment

"A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for ...

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 0312945272

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 389

Wendell Jaffe looks great for a dead man! He's been six feet under for five years ago—until his former insurance agent spots him at a dusty resort bar in Mexico. Now California Fidelity wants its insurance money back. Can P.I. Kinsey Millhone get on the case? Just two months earlier, Jaffe's widow pocketed $500,000 in insurance benefits after Jaffe went overboard. Was his "pseudocide" a last-ditch effort to do right by his beloved wife? Perhaps. But how would that explain the new woman in Jaffe's second life? Kinsey is in for the long haul as she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Jaffe's life and death...and discovers that, in family matters as in crime, sometimes it's better to reserve judgment...
Categories: Fiction



The Lovely Bones was #4, following the Jenkins and LaHaye book Remnant. Sue Grafton's Q Is for Quarry was #1 on November 3 and 10. Kinsey Millhone joins two homicide detectives to investigate a cold case dating back to 1969.

Author: Robert McParland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110003

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 707

This book looks at the bestselling titles since the early 20th century. The author considers how the popular circulation of these books reflected America’s consciousness and tastes at different junctures in the country's history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Moon Santa Barbara the Central Coast

Moon Santa Barbara   the Central Coast

Q is for Quarry. New York: Ballantine, 2003. The murder in this book, part of the Kinsey Millhone series, was based on a real homicide that occurred in Santa Barbara in 1969, unfortunately still unsolved; other characters in this ...

Author: Stuart Thornton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612387130

Category: Travel

Page: 588

View: 893

Travel writer Stuart Thornton introduces you to the best of Santa Barbara and California's Central Coast, from Santa Barbara's stunning Spanish architecture to Ventura's treasure-filled thrift shops. A longtime resident of the Central Coast, Thornton has plenty of unique trip strategies to offer, as well as helpful tips on the best beaches, cheap eats, campgrounds, and more. Complete with inside information on enjoying the California Avocado Festival, sipping wine at the 16 wine tasting rooms on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, and catching some rays on Pismo Beach, Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.
Categories: Travel



Psychological fiction Pompeii. ... Artificial life—Fiction Science Fiction Q is for Quarry. Sue Grafton. Berkley, 2002. Private investigator Kinsey Millhone joins forces with two homicide detectives who are trying to solve a mystery ...


Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595318810


Page: 382

View: 916


Kinsey Millhone First Three Novels

Kinsey Millhone  First Three Novels

J is for Judgment 'Kinsey Millhone is up there with the giants of the private eye genre, as magnetic as Marlowe, ... Grade A entertainment' Literary Review Q is for Quarry 'As cogent and witty as ever, with images as sharp as a tack' ...

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447219675

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

View: 857

The first three novels in Sue Grafton's bestselling Kinsey Millhone private investigator crime series: A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar and C is for Corpse. A is for Alibi: When Laurence Fife was murdered, few cared. A slick divorce attorney with a reputation for ruthlessness, Fife was also rumoured to be a slippery ladies’ man. Plenty of people in the picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa had reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access and opportunity, Nikki was their number one suspect. The Jury thought so too. Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her husband. But the trail has gone cold and there is a chilling twist even Kinsey didn’t expect . . . B is for Burglar: There was nothing about Beverly Danziger to cause Kinsey concern. She was looking for her sister. There was a will to be settled. She paid up front. And if it seemed a lot of money for a routine job, Kinsey wasn’t going to argue. She kicked herself later for the things she didn’t see - Beverly Danziger did not look as if she needed a few thousand dollars and she didn’t seem like someone longing for a family reunion. But just as Kinsey begins to suspect foul play and start asking questions, Beverly Danziger pulls her off the case and fires her . . . C is for Corpse: Kinsey met Bobby Callahan in the gym on Monday morning. His story was hard to credit: a murderous assault by a tailgating car on a lonely rural road, a roadside smash into a canyon 400 feet below, his Porsche a ruin, his best friend dead, and his memory severely impaired. He was convinced someone was trying to kill him. By Thursday, he was dead. But Kinsey wasn’t going back on a deal. She had been hired to prevent a murder. Now she was looking for the murderer . . .
Categories: Fiction

M is for Malice

 M  is for Malice

This prodigal son will find no welcome at his family's table. "M" is for malice. And in brutal consequence, "M" is for murder, the all-too-common outcome of familial hatreds. "M" is for malice . . . and malice kills.

Author: Sue Grafton

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429913058

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 168

Brace yourself for an "Electrifying and thoroughly satisfying" read (Publishers Weekly) from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton "M" is for money. Lots of it. "M" is for Malek Construction, the $40 million company that grew out of modest soil to become one of the big three in California construction, one of the few still in family hands. "M" is for the Malek family: four sons now nearing middle age who stand to inherit a fortune--four men with very different outlooks, temperaments, and needs, linked only by blood and money. Eighteen years ago, one of them--angry, troubled, and in trouble--went missing. "M" is for Millhone, hired to trace that missing black sheep brother. "M" is for memories, none of them happy. The bitter memories of an embattled family. This prodigal son will find no welcome at his family's table. "M" is for malice. And in brutal consequence, "M" is for murder, the all-too-common outcome of familial hatreds. "M" is for malice . . . and malice kills. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"
Categories: Fiction

Read On Audiobooks

Read On   Audiobooks

Fans follow their favorite detectives from book to book in series that often span decades. Here are some representative titles. Grafton, Sue Q Is for Quarry. Kinsey Millhone Series. Read by Judy Kaye. Books on Tape. 2002.

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591588047

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 145

View: 525

With more than 300 original annotations in some 60 thematic lists, this one-of-a kind compilation opens the world of audiobooks to listeners and librarians alike. * More than 300 original annotations that speak to why listeners might enjoy the selected audiobooks * Over 60 thematic lists that will entice audiobook fans, as well as those unfamiliar with the format * Indexes by author, title, narrator, and genre
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines