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 holiday spirit. But the next time Jury saw her, she was cold--and dead. Melrose Plant. Jury's aristocratic sidekick wasn't faring much better. Snow bound at a stately mansion with a group of artists, critics, and idle-but-titled rich, he, too, encountered a lovely lady . . . or rather, stumbled over her corpse. What linked these two yuletide murders was a remote country pub where snooker, a Nativity scene, and an old secret would uncover a killer . . . or yet another death.
Scotland Yard's Richard Jury meets a beautiful woman in a graveyard. He and Melrose Plant, along with other characters become snowbound and have to solve 2 murders.
Its a white Christmas in Newcastle for Scotland Yards Richard Jury, until he meets a beautiful woman in a snow covered graveyard. The next time he meets her, she is dead. He meets up with sidekick, Melrose Plant, at a mansion and stumbles over another copse. The two murders, he soon learns, are related.
A typical workman-like mystery of this middle part of Grimes's series. Her more recent books are more imaginative and emotionally rich.
Intelligent and fun suspense!
Besides writing a good mystery, Martha Grimes gives such good descriptions of England that I want to return. Her characters' humor is just right for easing the seriousness of the crimes.
If you like Agatha Christie, you're gonna LOVE this one!
Loved this one! It's a great Melrose Plant book.
I adore Martha Grimes books but I do NOT CARE for the Richard Jury series at all! ugh!
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.
Loved it. Classic Richard Jury.
Richard Jury at his best!