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The Old Contemptibles (Richard Jury Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

The rainy day on which they meet sets the tone for Jury’s romance with a mysteriously troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth. The passionate affair comes to a crashing halt when Jane is found dead. As an investigation ensues—with Jury a suspect—he realizes how little he knew about Jane, her teenage son, and her contentious family. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant to pose as a librarian at the Holdsworths’ Lake District home, where the secrets that rise to the surface threaten to pull the clan under....

SELECTED BY THE LITERARY GUILD® AND THE MYSTERY GUILD®

Synopsis:

"The author keeps us enthralled with the rich interior and exterior lives of her characters in this emotionally stormy family saga."

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

When Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury is drawn into a brief affair with a troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth, her subsequent death makes him a suspect in her murder. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant, eighth Earl of Caverness to the Lake District to pry open the Holdsworth family's locked box of secrets. Plant does what he is bidden, in his own particular style, and what he uncovers is a shocking sheaf of surprises about the death-prone Holdsworth clan and its growing number of orphans....

"As always, Grimes' characters are gems, and her writting is as witty as ever."

USA TODAY

Selected by the Literary Guild and the Mystery Guild

Synopsis:

A passionate affair comes to a crashing halt when Richard Jury's lover is found dead. And since Jury is himself a suspect, he must send Melrose Plant to her family's Lake District home, where secrets that rise to the surface threaten to pull the contentious clan under.

Synopsis:

When Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury is drawn into a brief affair with a troubled widow, her subsequent death makes him a suspect in her murder. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant to pry open her family's locked box of secrets.

About the Author

Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and The Train Now Departing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451412133
Author:
Grimes, Martha
Publisher:
Onyx
Author:
Grimes, Martha
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Series:
Richard Jury Mystery
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20060404
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.78x4.14x1.06 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Onyx Books - English 9780451412133 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "The author keeps us enthralled with the rich interior and exterior lives of her characters in this emotionally stormy family saga."

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

When Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury is drawn into a brief affair with a troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth, her subsequent death makes him a suspect in her murder. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant, eighth Earl of Caverness to the Lake District to pry open the Holdsworth family's locked box of secrets. Plant does what he is bidden, in his own particular style, and what he uncovers is a shocking sheaf of surprises about the death-prone Holdsworth clan and its growing number of orphans....

"As always, Grimes' characters are gems, and her writting is as witty as ever."

USA TODAY

Selected by the Literary Guild and the Mystery Guild

"Synopsis" by , A passionate affair comes to a crashing halt when Richard Jury's lover is found dead. And since Jury is himself a suspect, he must send Melrose Plant to her family's Lake District home, where secrets that rise to the surface threaten to pull the contentious clan under.
"Synopsis" by , When Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury is drawn into a brief affair with a troubled widow, her subsequent death makes him a suspect in her murder. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant to pry open her family's locked box of secrets.
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