Book Reviews of The Man With a Load of Mischief (Richard Jury, Bk 1)

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
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451410818
ISBN-10: 0451410815
Publication Date: 2/4/2003
Pages: 278
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Onyx Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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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Helpful Score: 3
Yet another of her thoroughly delightful "pub" British mysteries.
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Book Description
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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Great introduction to Richard Jury and Melrose plant,along with being a puzzling mystery. Colorful characters and quirky pubs draw the reader.
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This is the beginning of the Richard Jury series of Martha Grimes Scotland Yard Superintindent. Thry all the books you begin to meet and enjoy all the characters in his life an join in the mysteries they all comtribute to solve. I have gone to a lot o trouble to colect each and everyone and have spent hours enjoying the whole tale.

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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Excellent! If you enjoy English mysteries, you will love this one.
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At the pub, The Man with a Load of Mischief, a dead man was found with his head stuck in a beer keg. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub's sign. Two pubs, two murders and Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury is called in to help.
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Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside for the killer of two dead men found at different pubs.
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The first of the series 'starring' the Scotland Yard detective Richard Jury ('the pub series'). They get better than this later on, but this one intros the cast of zany characters that are unforgettable. Modern English murder mystery.
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1st in the series of Richard Jury books. A good start.
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At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found a dead man with his head stuck in a beer keg. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub's sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jurry arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer. Except for Melrose Plant. A keen observer of human nature, he points Jury in the right direction: toward the darkest parts of his neighbors' hearts.
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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.
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Oh, Lordy, I love this series. Please start with The Man With A Load Of Mischief and go from there. Witty, outlandish, atmospheric and well-crafted. Try and savor them.
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British mysteries aren't really my thing, but here's what amazon had to say..

Book Description
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.
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could not get into this tale.