Created by Anne Argula (pseudonym of Darryl Ponicsan)
When we first meet QUINN in Homicide My Own (2005), she's a Seattle cop narrating the story of her cop partner who solves his own murder from a previous life.
Yeah, that's what I thought too.
But what do I know? It was nominated for an Edgar Award.
By the second book in the series, Walla Walla Suite (2007), the woo-woo's gone to ground and Quinn has quit the police department to go to work for the oddly attractive Vincent Ainge, a mitigation investigator specializing in keeping convicted killers off death row.
What makes Quinn so refreshing is her gruff, hard-boiled tone and snappy patter, and the fact that, unlike all the young perky types flitting her and there in designer shoes, she's unapologetically middle-aged, with a busted marriage in the rear view, a hard-earned sense of humor, and a nose for trouble. Hell, she's even menopausal (don't get her started).
Anne Argula (actually Darryl Ponicsan) was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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