Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Q is for Quarry: 3 Stars

Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton

Just like with V is for Vengeance, this was a filler for my goal to read a book that starts with each letter of the alphabet. I really needed a Q and Sue Grafton's alphabet series really helps with that.

Once again we join Kinsey Millhone, private investigator, as she goes through life dealing with cases.

For this case, Kinsey is helping two retired cop friends as the hunt down a killer on a case from 18 years ago. One of the cops in dying and this is the case that has always haunted him.

This particular book reminded me of an episode of Psych. There is an episode called "Viagra Falls" (season 5, episode 4) where Shawn and Gus team up with two old retired cops. The cops were funny and bickered often, but in the end great cops.  Did I just make a Psych reference?  Oh yeah!

Anyhow, this book gave a lot more insight behind the lead character, Kinsey and the past she talks about so little. It explains a lot of her quirks and her stubbornness (to a serious fault).

The best part of this book is that Sue Grafton based it off of a real murder. The murder really happened and the killer was never caught and the cops never could quite give up.  With her novel, Grafton was able to raise awareness on the case and once again ask for someone to step forward with information. While the case is still open and yet to be solved, I admire Grafton for using her books for good. Way to go!

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