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Martha Grimes

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Belletristik / Krimis, Thriller, Spionage


'Grimes's love of the offbeat, the whimsical and the absurd makes [the Richard Jury series] utterly unlike anyone else's detective novels.' (Washington Post)Billy Maples, former patron of London's finest art galleries and current tenant of Lamb House in Rye - the late Henry James's residence - is found murdered in an upmarket hotel in London. Richard Jury, Scotland Yard's finest, finds himself faced with yet another perplexing investigation.As Jury delves deeper into the fragments of the life Maples left behind, he finds himself entangled in a web of conflicting stories and false leads. Having enlisted the help of his faithful friend Melrose Plant, Jury must contend with both the case's lead detective, Lu Aguilar, and the surprise appearance of Maples's mysterious young nephew in order to crack the case.


Grimes is gifted at exploring the private, sometimes horrifying, yet utterly mundane thoughts of ordinary people.

Grimes is not the next Dorothy Sayers, not the next Agatha Christie. She is better than both.

Delightful, surprising, even magical.

A clever story with a profound twist...the latest hypnotically compelling work of an author who continues to surprise with every book.
s detective novels.
Grimes's love of the offbeat, the whimsical and the absurd makes [the Richard Jury series] utterly unlike anyone else'

One of the established masters of the genre.
ll want to read them all.
Read any one [of her novels] and you'
s] gift for evoking mood and emotion is as keen as her talent for inventing a demanding puzzle, and solving it.

[Grimes] excels at creating a haunting atmosphere and characters both poignant and preposterous.



The Grave Maurice, Louise Penny, bestselling series, detective fiction, P. D. James, The Blue Last, Richard Jury, The Dirty Duck, Charles Todd, Help the Poor Struggler, The Old Silent, Deer Leap, The Old Contemptibles, The Stargazey, Vertigo 42, Dust, Rainbow's End, The Anodyne Necklace, The Five Bells and Bladebone, London crime, Elizabeth George, The Black Cat, The Winds of Change, crime novel, Donna Leon, The Case Has Altered, The Horse You Came In On, I Am the Only Running Footman, The Old Wine Shades, The Lamorna Wink, The Old Fox Deceiv'd, mysteries, mystery, cosy crime, The Jerusalem Inn, The Knowledge, The Man with a Load of Mischief