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The Winds of Change (Richard Jury Mysteries)

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ISBN13: 9780451216960
ISBN10: 0451216962
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Richard Jury embarks on the darkest investigation of his career when the dead body of a young London girl leads to the cold case of a missing girl in Launceston-an unsolved mystery that has haunted Police Officer Brian Macalvie for years.

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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.

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sentina, July 7, 2012 (view all comments by sentina)
I was intrigued by the title, which had almost nothing to do with the book, except it was mentioned once as the name of a pub. It was rather difficult to get into the story, which felt jagged and abrupt, with too many characters to keep track of, especially when the author used pronouns when she should be helping the reader keep track by saying their names more often.

Perhaps it is because it is written in British English that I found the style rather un-flowing, and some of the extraneous details were boring and unnecessary.

However, eventually there was a point to what seemed unrelated; I liked the way the train of thoughts wandered in the characters' heads while they were trying to deal with their cases; that is so realistic.

I ended up being glad that I read the whole book, figured out who everyone was, and really enjoyed Grimes' portrayal of children, with her insight into how they think, feel, and act, and her adults interacting with them in sometimes delightful ways.

Grimes' references to poetry and historical authors were interesting, although I didn't recognize them all.

I can't imagine anyone spending up to $38 on this book, but I found myself happily visualizing the series of the Jury books as a PBS British detective TV show, even though it's the only one I've read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451216960
Author:
Grimes, Martha
Publisher:
Signet Book
Author:
Grimes, Martha
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Series:
Richard Jury Mystery
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.89x4.15x1.02 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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