Book List:36 titles
  • When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police is called in. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, the only visible footprints nearby belong...


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    With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes’s New York Times bestselling Richard Jury mysteries are “utterly unlike anyone else’s detective novels” (Washington Post). In the latest series outing, T...


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    Richard Jury is meeting Tom Williamson at Vertigo 42, a bar on the forty-second floor of an office building in London’s financial district. Despite inconclusive evidence, Tom is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered seventeen years ago. The inspec...


  • In Grimes’s new sendup of a world she knows very well, Candy and Karl, hitmen with a difference -- they have scruples -- once again venture into the murky Manhattan publishing scene. This time they come to the aid of a writer who is being sued by ...


  • Martha Grimes returns to her twelve-year-old heroine, Emma Graham, in this suspenseful sequel to the bestselling "Belle Ruin." Emma continues her investigation into the strange disappearance of the four- month-old Slade baby from the Belle Ruin Hote...


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    Richard Jury returns to investigate the death of a well-dressed woman -- witnessed only by a black cat.... Richard Jury is pulled out of his jurisdiction when a beautiful young woman is found dead outside a pub in Chesham. Her Yves Saint Laurent dre...


  • Grimes?s beloved Andi Oliver returns, on the run from her past In this stunning sequel to Grimes?s beloved Biting the Moon, young Andi Oliver is an amnesiac and drifter who awoke in a Santa Fe bed and breakfast with a man?s belongings tossed abou...


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    A young friend pulls Scotland Yard's Richard Jury into the life--and death--of a wealthy bachelor.... The once-charismatic Billy Maples was last seen in a club named Dust, before his murder in a trendy London hotel. Proving as inscrutable--and cha...


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    Scotland Yard's Richard Jury is drawn into one of the strangest cases he's ever encountered, by a marl: who walks into a bar... ...and over three consecutive nights spins out the story of a good friend whose wife and son (and dog) disappeared one ...






  • A waitress at her mother's decaying resort hotel, twelve-year-old Emma now has a second job as the youngest cub reporter in the history of La Porte's Conservative newspaper. But when she discovers the crumbling shell of a fabulous hotel- the once-sum...


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    A serpentine trail connects the dead body of a young girl in London to the cold case of a missing girl in Launceston -- and brings Richard Jury and Brian Macalvie of the Devon and Cornwall police together. While the intrepid Melrose Plant goes underc...


  • The bestselling author of the Richard Jury novels delivers a razor-sharp and raucously funny send-up of the cutthroat world of publishing. And the praise is pouring in: "A hilarious and wicked caper-adventure on the evils of the book business." Pitt...


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    In a pub called the Grave Maurice, Melrose Plant overhears the intriguing story of fifteen-year-old Nell Ryder, granddaughter of the owner of Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, the heart of Britain's racing world. The girl was abducted nearly two yea...


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    Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury recruits a reluctant Melrose Plant to solve a case of bizarre coincidence--or shocking complicity.... Mickey Haggerty, a DCI with the City police, has asked for Richard Jury's help. Two skeletons have been...


  • A dented cup I'm sitting here where you left me hardly more than a week ago. Every day and nearly every night I've been here on the low stone wall by the spring. I sit near the little alcove where spring water runs from a pipe jutting out of the ...


  • 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). At the center of each is a woman leading a life in gunmental gray. Diss...


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    With his good friend Richard Jury on a fool's errand in Northern Ireland, Melrose Plant tries in vain--to escape his aunt and his Long Piddleton lethargy by fleeing to Cornwall. There, high on a rocky promontory overlooking the sea, he rents a house-...


  • The girl's hair was white below the scarf, now a scarf of snow, and there was a fine rime of ice on her eyebrows. Her mouth was so numb she couldn't have spoken even if there had been someone to speak to. She wore the snowshoes she had found back in ...


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    After a luminous blonde leaves, reboards, then leaves the double-decker bus Richard Jury is on, he follows her up to the gates of Fulham Palace...and goes no further. Days later, when he hears of the death in the palace's walled garden, Jury will won...


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    Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury returns, in Martha Grimes's newest atmospheric tale o f murder and suspense. Timeless, peaceful, and remote, the watery Lincolnshire fens seem an unlikely setting for murder. But two women--a notorious act...


  • A once-fashionable now fading resort hotel. A spinster aunt living in the attic. Dirt roads that lead to dead ends. A house full of secrets and old, dusty furnishings, uninhabited for almost half a century. A twelve-year-old girl with a passion for d...


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    When three women die of "natural causes" in London and the West Country, there appears to be no connection-or reason to suspect foul play. But Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury has other ideas, and before long he's following his keen police i...


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    The murder is in America, yet the call goes out to English police superintendent Richard Jury. This is only the first unique aspect of a case that would try the keen talent of Scotland Yard's sleuth. Accompanied by his aristocratic friend Melrose Pla...


  • In a small, sleepy resort town where the lake divides the rich from the just-folks, and where secrets are almost impossible to keep, Maud Chadwick waits tables at the Rainbow Cafe. Her only confidant is the town sheriff, Sam DeGheyn, and what they sh...


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    It is a rainy day in London's Camden Passage when Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury meets a pretty and strangely troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth. He is drawn into a passionate affair with her--and becomes a suspect in a murder investigat...


  • In a book-length mystery poem, strange occurrences in the town of Puddley--a horsewoman's reins are cut, a noblewoman dies after eating poisoned tarts, a child disappears--summon Scotland Yard's Bygraves to the scene...


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    In the tenth murderous case for Richard Jury, the New Scotland Yard superintendent witnesses a killing in a West Yorkshire inn called the Old Silent, while his highborn , amateur colleague, Melrose Plant wishes to he could perform one as he drives hi...


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    Antiques dealer Marshall Trueblood had finally haggled the owner of Watermeadows--a lush country estate near the little village of Long Piddleton--into parting with a beautiful rosewood desk. He hadn't bargained on the corpse stuffed inside. The b...


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    Not far from a fashionable Mayfair pub called I Am the Only Running Footman lies the body of a blond shopgirl. She has been strangled with her own scarf-a fact that reminds Scotland Yard's Richard Jury of an unsolved murder in Devon, where the irasci...






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    All roads don't lead to the village of Ashdown Dean. The one that did led writer Polly Praed right to the police station ... to be questioned about a corpse. Poor Polly admitted to opening the phone booth door, but the dead woman had fallen out quite...


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    Around bleak Dartmoor, where the Hound of the Baskervilles once bayed, three children have been brutally murdered. Now Richard Jury of Scotland Yard joins forces with a hot-tempered local constable named Brian Macalvie to track down the killer. T...


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    A white Christmas couldn't make Newcastle any less dreary for Scotland Yard's Superintendent Richard jury-until he met a beautiful woman in a snow-covered graveyard. Sensual, warm, and a bit mysterious, she could have put some life into his sagging h...


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    "Nothing ever happens in Stratford:" insisted Superintendent Richard Jury of Scotland Yard. Unfortunately, he was wrong. Besides the stage murders committed nightly at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, a real one had been performed not far from the Dirt...


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    ALL ROADS LEAD TO LITTLEBOURNE A spinster whose passion was bird-watching, a dotty peer who pinched pennies, and a baffling murder made the tiny village of Littlebourne a most extraordinary place. And a severed finger made a ghastly clue in a kill...


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    There was murder in the quaint North Sea village of Rackmoor. The body of a mysterious woman in a mummer's costume lay sprawled on a backwater street. Half her face had been painted black, the other half white, and the blood on her satin blouse had a...


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    Long Piddleton had always been wary of newcomers. But the quiet town was stunned when the first stranger was found dead, upended in a butt of ale in the cellar of the Men with a Load of Mischief. Then the second body appeared, swinging in place of th...