Search Results: "Martha Grimes"


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MARTHA by Agnes de Mille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"A must for fans of Graham's, de Mille's, dance- -indeed, anyone wanting a clear picture of a creative era that is fast drawing to a close. (Thirty-two pp. of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Eye-opening, riveting, enlightening, uplifting—Martha Graham's life and times seen through the discerning, appreciative eye of Agnes de Mille. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Gennady Spirin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A little slice of life—about life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Spirin's illustrations always gladden the heart, and here his meticulous and sumptuous watercolors highlight a familiar family tale. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE PIER by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1992

"Still, Grimes writes fetchingly at times, has a large following (much of which will be plenty disappointed), and a first printing of 100,000 copies is planned."
Something completely different from the author of the popular, ever-so-British Inspector Jury mysteries (The Old Contemptibles, etc.). Read full book review >

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BARNABY GRIMES by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"From the first gripping sentence onward, Barnaby will be sure to rake in the fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
The latest and best Stewart/Riddell collaboration to date is set in a pseudo-Victorian world of stovepipe hats, gamins and smog. Read full book review >

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COCO GRIMES by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"A rich, wise, and tender story from a treasured writer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Another exquisitely crafted visit with Thomas and his grandfather (Stealing Home, 1992). Read full book review >

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VERTIGO 42 by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"Though newcomers may find Jury enigmatic without a complete back story (The Black Cat, 2010, etc.), the character sketches Grimes (The Way of All Fish, 2014, etc.) provides are more satisfying than other authors' full portraits. Longtime fans will find this tale fully worthy of Jury and his regulars."
Richard Jury returns to investigate four deaths separated by time and geography. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW'S END by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1995

"Grimes seems intent on confirming her status as the successor to Dorothy Sayers, though it's the Sayers of Busman's Honeymoon — that notorious 'love story with detective interruptions' best appreciated by hopeless infatuates of the hero."
The first victim, American silversmith Angela Hope, is found at the bottom of a latrine at Salisbury's Old Sarum ruins. Read full book review >

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THE HORSE YOU CAME IN ON by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 1993

"But if some readers will complain that Grimes has left a million loose ends, nobody will rise from this table still hungry."
Is any mystery writer more generous than Grimes in spinning out subplots and a supporting cast? Read full book review >

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THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 1990

"Still: superior page-by-page entertainment from a skillful imitator."
Ever-eclectic in her borrowings of style and substance from the best English mysteries, Grimes (The Dirty Duck, Jerusalem Inn, etc.) makes her latest a real jumble: part psychosexual gothic (Ö la P.D. James), part sentimental tragicomedy, part eccentric farce—with far more satisfaction in the separate parts than in the unconvincing whole. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE BELLS AND BLADEBONE by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 1987

"But, even if oddly paced and blandly padded (sidekick Melrose Plant has never seemed so extraneous), this is steadily absorbing and stylishly crafty in its varied moods: further evidence (with last year's I Am the Only Running Footman) that Grimes intends to avoid the formula foolishness that once threatened to submerge her impressive career."

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I AM THE ONLY RUNNING FOOTMAN by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 1986

"Still: an intriguing, appealing, minor-key departure for Grimes and Jury—with only a few small appearances by Melrose Plant, the Superintendent's faintly precious part-time sidekick."
Though generally delightful, Grimes' mysteries for Superintendent Richard Jury—Jerusalem Inn, etc.—have sometimes bordered on the arch and over-convoluted, with outsized portions of fey British comedy (as concocted by an American writer). Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF ALL FISH by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Grimes (Fadeaway Girl, 2011, etc.) brings a crazy-quilt sensibility to a romp that ultimately sags a bit under the weight of its own cleverness. Despite its pallid heroine, however, this sendup of the book world, in which hit men apparently have more integrity than publishers, is great fun."
Unlikely alliances form in a plot to neutralize an author's greedy former agent. Read full book review >