Search Results: "Martha Grimes"


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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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THE MAN WITH A LOAD OF MISCHIEF by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1981

"But fans of the Golden Age mystery probably won't feel like complaining; and they'll certainly look forward to Jury's next outing—which could be a classic if it adds a Christie twist to all the other glories here."
Like Liza Cody's Dupe (above), Grimes' mystery debut is a triumph manquÉ—with style, wit, charm, atmosphere. . . and a disappointing plot. Read full book review >

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THE CASE HAS ALTERED by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Even the farcical subplot—that nuisance lawsuit back home- -adds its counterweight to the Fen Country gloom to produce Grimes's best book in years."
"The worst things happened to Jury's women," muses his friend Melrose Plant all too accurately. Read full book review >

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THE DEER LEAP by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 1985

"Solid work from one of the best in the genre."
Seventh of the stories involving Superintendent Richard Jury, his fine-tuned perceptions ever more sensitive, his sometime aide, ex-aristocrat Melrose Plant, and his cold-plagued Sergeant Wiggins (Jerusalem Inn, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOTEL PARADISE by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 1996

"It shows off Grimes's gifts for extravagant digression beautifully."
Grimes, who's been edging away from the whodunit in her last several cases for Supt. Read full book review >

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THE GRAVE MAURICE by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Quintessential Grimes, with a rich canvas and suspicion bouncing from one quirky character to another like a pumped-up pinball."
Inspector Richard Jury lies in hospital, rescued and recuperating from the unresolved ending of his 16th case (The Blue Last, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HELP THE POOR STRUGGLER by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1985

"With memorable characters, both minor and major: vintage Grimes—who this time chills the blood without skipping a beat in her elegant (if still sometimes mannered) narration."
After the excessive curlicues and fripperies of Jerusalem Inn (1984), Grimes is back in top form again—in a darker-toned case that brings on a new detection-partner for Supt. Read full book review >

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THE LAMORNA WINK by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Discursive and overplotted, yes, though no more than is typical of this highly popular series."
For most of the 16th in her Richard Jury series Grimes allows the great detective to lie fallow. Read full book review >

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THE OLD SILENT by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 1989

"Overlong and self-indulgent but still a class act."
Scotland Yard's Superintendent Richard Jury (The Deer Leap, etc.)—suffering ennui and at more-than-usual odds with superior officer A.E. Racer—is sole witness to the quiet killing of music-critic Roger Healy by his wife Nell, in the lounge of the Old Silent inn. Read full book review >

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DUST by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 16, 2007

"Series fans will welcome the return of plausible psychopath Harry Johnson (The Old Wine Shades, Feb. 2006) and several key supporting players that Grimes presents with sympathetic insight."
Scotland Yard Supt. Richard Jury is dragged into his 22nd case by the first of many children wise and meddlesome beyond their years. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY DUCK by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 1984

"But fans can count on her customary vivacity, charm, and wit: an imaginative, if somewhat outlandish, diversion."
Grimes (The Anodyne Necklace, etc.) continues to extract maximum entertainment value from quiet, handsome Superintendent Richard Jury and his titled, unofficial sidekick Melrose Plant—who this time investigate a series of bloody murders aimed at Honeysuckle Tours, an exclusive US travel-outfit for very rich tourists. 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 >