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The Horse You Came in On (Richard Jury, Bk 12)
The Horse You Came in On - Richard Jury, Bk 12 Author:Martha Grimes Richard Jury is supposed to be on holiday when the telephone call comes. And in any case, what has sudden death on American soil to do with an English police superintendent? But when the victim turns out to be British by birth, and to have a distant connection with Jury's old acquaintance Lady Cray, he reluctantly pries himself loose from hi... more »s pint at the Jack and Hammer. Enlisting the aid of aristocratic Melrose Plant, and accompanied by Sergeant Wiggins (fortified against the unknown and menacing germs of intercontinental travel), Jury crosses the Atlantic. Baltimore turns out to have many attractions - not the least of which is avant-garde novelist Ellen Taylor, last encountered in Yorkshire at the Old Silent inn. Ellen is painfully engaged in finishing her new book, but takes time out to introduce the trio to the delights of the city -- football, Poe, Bromo-Seltzer, and a bar called The Horse You Came In On. Literary larceny, dubious descendants, football franchises. Murder.« less
Shelly L. reviewed The Horse You Came in On (Richard Jury, Bk 12) on
Helpful Score: 3
I've been a fan of Martha Grimes a long time and have read all of the Richard Jury series in order. I've loved every one that I've read until this one. It's very confusing (and also uninteresting)to me and I know the history of all the main charactors...anyone who reads this as their first time Grimes mystery will be very disappointed.... Start at the beginning of the series with "A Man With a Load of Mischief". This will catch your interest right away and get you hooked on the Richard Jury/Melrose Plant saga. Make sure to read all the Jury mysteries in order..the others are MUCH better than this one !
Scotland Yard sleuth, Richard Jury, his assistant, the long-suffering Wiggins, and Jury's aristocratic pal, Melrose Plant, travel to Baltimore to investigate the death of a British citizen. As always, the book's title is the name of a pub--or in America, a bar.