Synopses & Reviews
At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pubs sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer. Except for one Melrose Plant. A keen observer of human nature, he points Jury in the right direction: into the darkest parts of his neighbors hearts…
“For readers who value wit, atmosphere and charm.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Grimes captures the flavor of British village life…Long may she write Richard Jury mysteries.”—Chicago Tribune
“[Grimess novel] is cast in the mold of the great British mysteries and comes complete with all the classic elements.”—The San Diego Union
The debut novel by the "New York Times" bestselling author--and the first featuring Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury--is available once again. Two murders in two pubs bring Jury to the village of Long Piddleton. While the villagers look outside for the killer, only one points Jury toward the darkest parts of his neighbors' hearts.
Two pubs in Long Piddleton are the sights of two murders. Scotland Yard's Richard Jury gets some help from Long Piddleton's own Melrose Plant to root out evil in the heart of the village.
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