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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's love of the offbeat, the whimsical and the absurd makes [the Richard Jury series] utterly unlike anyone else'
Grimes is not the next Dorothy Sayers, not the next Agatha Christie. She is better than both.
Grimes is gifted at exploring the private, sometimes horrifying, yet utterly mundane thoughts of ordinary people.
One of the established masters of the genre.
Delightful, surprising, even magical.
[Grimes] excels at creating a haunting atmosphere and characters both poignant and preposterous.
Read any one [of her novels] and you'
A clever story with a profound twist...the latest hypnotically compelling work of an author who continues to surprise with every book.
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