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The Man with a Load of Mischief  (Richard Jury, Bk 1)
The Man with a Load of Mischief - Richard Jury, Bk 1
Author: Martha Grimes
Long Piddleton had always been wary of newcomers, but the quiet town was stunned when the first stranger was found dead, upended in a butt of ale in the cellar of The Man With A Load Of Mischief. Then the second body appeared, swinging in place of the mechanical man above the door of the Jack and Hammer, — Suddenly Long Piddleton had good reason ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440153276
ISBN-10: 0440153271
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 317
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3.7 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed The Man with a Load of Mischief (Richard Jury, Bk 1) on + 186 more book reviews
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Yet another of her thoroughly delightful "pub" British mysteries.
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First in this wonderful series about a group of eccentric English folks who meet in in pubs and solve murder mysteries and just gossip. Richard Jury, the main character is a handsome London detective and is more serious while other characters are more whimsical. A fun, well-written series.
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Two pubs in Long Piddleton are the sights of two murders. Scotland Yard's Richard Jury gets some help from Long Piddleton's own Melrose Plant to root out evil in the heart of the village. First in the series.
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This seems to be the first of her Richard Jury mysteries. It is full of English wit. A truly enjoyable read.
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If you like English mystery but find Dame Christie a litte too dry then you need to read Martha Grimes. She does English mystery like no other. These are not 'cozy' mysteries particularly as she gets further along. Why these haven't been turned into a BBC series, I'll never know. This is Jury in his early days and is a little bit lighter. He meets most of the standard characters that will appear consistently throughout the books. Melrose Plant, his standard sidekick is wonderful. Be prepared, you are going to want to read all of them. They get better as you go along!
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