Book Reviews of The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2)

The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2)
The Old Fox Deceiv'd - Richard Jury, Bk 2
Author: Martha Grimes
ISBN-13: 9780451410689
ISBN-10: 0451410688
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 56

4 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Onyx Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

7 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2) on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
One of her thoroughly delightful "pub" mysteries...
reviewed The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2) on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A beautiful woman lies dead, her blood covering her party costume, and smearing her Harlequin face paint. She is a stranger, so not only do people wonder who killed her, but why kill a stranger? Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury and his pal Melrose Plant are sharing a pint at the local pub The Old Fox Deceiv'd, when this came swirling with danger and deception touches them. Foxes are abound - the pub carries one in the name, Jury and Melrose find the only way to trap a foxy killer is to ride to the foxes.
reviewed The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2) on + 130 more book reviews
"There was murder in the quaint North Sea Village of Rackmoor. The body of a mysterious woman in a mummer's costume lay sprawled on a backwater street. Half of her face had been painted black, the other half white, and the blood on her white silk blouse had dried to a stained deep dark red..."

"Warmth, Humor and a great writing style!"
reviewed The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2) on + 26 more book reviews
another wonderful richard jury novel
reviewed The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2) on + 8 more book reviews
This is Martha Grimes. I love her and I love her books.
reviewed The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2) on + 3 more book reviews
A friend recommended Martha Grimes to me and I decided to get the first three books in the Richard Jury series. I enjoyed The Old Fox Deceiv'd and like the main character as well as the English setting and Grime's interesting description of these little English towns and their people.
reviewed The Old Fox Deceiv'd (Richard Jury, Bk 2) on + 389 more book reviews
The Barnes & Noble Review
In this traditional English mystery, Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury of New Scotland Yard joins forces with noble-born amateur investigator Melrose Plant to unravel a puzzling case in the quaint and usually quiet northern fishing village of Rackmoor: Near midnight on Twelfth Night, on the steep and shadowy Angel Steps of Rackmoor, a costumed reveler is found savagely stabbed to death. The victim is soon identified as a visitor named Gemma Temple, and authorities are puzzled as to who might have had cause to kill a stranger in this usually quiet town. Motives and connections soon abound when it's revealed that the costume she was killed in was only one of the victim's disguises -- that she's been claiming to be Dillys March, the long-missing but seldom-missed ward of a wealthy local landowner and avid fox hunter. This story is vintage Martha Grimes, with well-drawn characters, an evocative setting, and an intricate plot that stands the test of time.