Book Reviews of The Blue Last (Richard Jury, Bk 17)

The Blue Last (Richard Jury, Bk 17)
The Blue Last - Richard Jury, Bk 17
Author: Martha Grimes
ISBN-13: 9780670030040
ISBN-10: 067003004X
Publication Date: 9/10/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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The City, London's famous square mile, is home to merchant bankers and brokers and maintains its own police force. Chief Inspector Michael Haggerty asks his old friend Richard Jury to do him a favor: prove that the granddaughter of the brewing magnate Oliver Tynedale is an impostor and that the real granddaughter was killed, along with her mother, in the London blitz when a bomb hit a pub called the Blue Last. The pub's location was the last bomb site in London and only recently bought by a developer. Excavation turns up two skeletonsthose of a young woman and a very young child.
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I thought perhaps Martha Grimes had lost it and was weary of Richard Jury. She proves that she still has and had the stuff to write a page-turner. If you haven't read this series go out and start at the beginning. You will never regret it!
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pub called Blue Lst is the site of a London bombing, the granchild supposedly survived..but did she?
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Jury recruits Melrose Plant to solve a case of bizarre coincidence. So-so.
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Detective Chief Inspector Mickey Haggerty is dying from cancer and his work to complete his final case borders on obsession. Mickey begs his long time friend and fellow cop Richard Jury to take over the investigation because he knows Rich will not rest until he solves the investigation. Two skeletons were found amidst the ruins of THE BLUE LAST Pub. Forensics proves that the remains are that of a young woman and female infant killed during World War II.

Haggerty believes that the adult is Alexandra Tynedale, daughter of brewing magnate Oliver Tynedale. However, it is the infant that interests the dying cop. If she is who he thinks she is, then someone planted an impostor baby inside the Tynedale family and that child, now an adult, stands to inherit a fortune as the grandchild of a wealthy man. Though he wants nothing to remind him of the WW II bombings since his parents were killed by them, Rich begins to investigate for a friend. When a murder of a Tynedale friend occurs, Richard wonders if there is a tie to a cover- up of a five-decade-old scam or is Maisie really a Tynedale?
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Great Book
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The best Richard Jury Mystery yet!
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I really enjoy the characters in the Jury mysteries.
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Another excellent plot with a twist at the end. The emotions of Richard Jury are more intense in the novel.
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This book tells you about Richard Jury's childhood.
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The beginning of this book was hard to follow. After that I became interested and couldn't wait to find out what happened
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I sincerely enjoyed the whole series of these books. Light mysteries but no gore. Each book is named after a particular pub in england and you have fun discovering the different characters that inhabit these pubs.
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Another entry into this most entertaining series--beautifully written with an engaging cast of characters.
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Quirky characters help Scotland Yard's Superintendent Richard Jury solve murders (and entertain along the way).
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Martha Grimes mysteries are always a treat.
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Grimes is one of the best authors of English mysteries and this Richard Jury, one of her best.