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Martha Grimes
Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of twenty-one Richard Jury novels, as well as the novels Dakota and Foul Matter, among others. Her previous two Jury books, The Old Wine Shades and Dust, both appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. show more
Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of twenty-one Richard Jury novels, as well as the novels Dakota and Foul Matter, among others. Her previous two Jury books, The Old Wine Shades and Dust, both appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.
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Birth date: 1931-05-02
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it 2 years ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this. If I were a truly dedicated mystery reader, I might have been bothered by all the side stories, for there were a lot of them. Jury's romance, and Plant's lack thereof. The courtroom shenanigans of barristers, solicitors, and the wanna-bes. Aunt Agatha and the Long Pid...
The Butler Did It
The Butler Did It rated it 4 years ago
This is the first Martha Grimes novel I've read and it's number 23 in the Richard Jury series. I almost never read a series out of order but I had, of course, heard of this series so when this came up on NetGalley, I requested it. I'm so glad I did. I loved this book. Since I haven't read the ot...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it 5 years ago
Note: Although this is Book 15 in the series, it works fine as a stand alone.The book opens on a cold night with an assassin in waiting. She has a been of a clean up to do as someone saw something they weren’t suppose to while she was on a job. From this brief prologue, we jump into Richard Jury’s l...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it 6 years ago
There was lots of English food in this book and I almost suspect that Martha Grimes wrote this mystery to showcase that food. Such as Toad in the Hole, Bangkok Duck, and the Fool dessert. Yes, this book made me curious about English cuisine and now I feel the need to try my hand at making some of th...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 6 years ago
This book is just the second half of Belle Ruin. The two should be combined. It's actually the fourth of the Emma Graham stories, but Hotel Paradise and Cold Flat Junction stand on their own. The last two only stand together. By some quirk, my spouse picked up Hotel Paradise some 15 or so years ago ...
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