Search Results: "Martha Grimes"


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THE STARGAZEY by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Just don't look for common sense or logic."
Another exotic adventure in never-never land for Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and his rich, titled sidekick, Melrose Plant. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WINE SHADES by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Even fans who can't appreciate the passing strangeness of this truly special adventure will be won over by a precocious little girl and a dog of rare intelligence."
Supt. Richard Jury's 20th case begins as the shaggiest of shaggy-dog stories, moves through a critique of quantum mechanics and ends in a truly mystical realm. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE LAST by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"Even so, Grimes's delicious people portraits and elegant prose are as entertaining as ever."
Benny Keegan, 12, sleeps under Waterloo Bridge and scrapes together a living running errands. 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 TRAIN NOW DEPARTING by Martha Grimes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"But readers who come to Grimes for a Richard Jury-like experience should be warned: these are lives of very quiet desperation."
A pair of thematically connected novellas—about loneliness—by the author of the Richard Jury mysteries (The Stargazey, 1998, etc.) and, most recently, Biting the Moon (1999). 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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FOUL MATTER by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Publishing's archly amusing answer to Get Shorty—except that since it's books rather than movies, instead of crazy things happening very fast, crazy things get talked about at length and not all that much happens in the end."
Grimes forsakes Supt. Richard Jury's British haunts (The Grave Maurice, 2002, etc.) for a criminal farce played out in the cutthroat world of New York publishers. 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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THE OLD FOX DECEIV'D by Martha Grimes
Released: Aug. 18, 1982

"Warmth, humor, and great style—plus, this time, a thoroughly satisfying plot: Grimes has it all firmly under control now—with one of the smoothest, richest Traditional-English mysteries ever to originate on this side of the Atlantic."
Even better than the near-perfect The Man with a Load of Mischief (which wound up with a let-down), Grimes' second case for introspective Inspector Jury of Scotland Yard is immensely welcome—especially since it also brings back Jury's unofficial sidekick, aristocrat Melrose Plant. 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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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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COLD FLAT JUNCTION by Martha Grimes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 2001

"A tour de force whose cobwebby little mystery, less sequel than remake, is fleshed out with dozens of memorably Dickensian grotesques."
It's been five years since prodigious preteen sleuth Emma Graham debuted in Hotel Paradise (1996), but this equally appealing sequel from Richard Jury's creator (The Lamorna Wink, 1999, etc.) is set only a week later. Read full book review >