I really liked this book. Very English and very well crafted. The characters are - characters! Interesting development in a scenic setting. Having been to UK I could see the countryside and rain and damp. Worked for me!
Richard Jury, Melrose Plant AND Inspector Macalvie - how does it get better?
Tenth Richard Jury & Melrose Plant mystery in which Jury witnesses a murder (a husband shot by his wife) and is intrigued by the reason behind it. Feeling depressed and down, Jury requests two weeks' sick leave and begins to investigate the past lives of this couple, including an unsolved case from 8 years previously when the husband's son (the woman's step-son) was kidnapped for ransom and never found. This book is quite a bit longer than the other Jury mysteries and seems to make some wide-ranging detours off the storyline, but as many of these detours involved one of my favorite characters, Melrose Plant, I didn't mind. Enjoyable read as always and difficult to put down once started, and an intriguing mystery, too.
Quirky characters help Scotland Yard's Superintendent Richard Jury solve murders (and entertain along the way).
A Richard Jury mystery with excitement at every corner. Good read if you like murder mysteries with classy intrigue.
Martha Grimes thrillers are all good. This one has a nice plot twist.
If you like classic British mystery novels, you will like Martha Grimes. And if you already like Martha Grimes, you will like The Old Silent.
Good read, standard fair for Grimes.
Book 10: Richard Jury Mystery Series
I sincerely enjoyed the whole series of these books. Light mysteries but no gore.
Escaping the cold and his troubles, Supt. Jury books a room a friendly West Yorkshire Incc, The Old Silent. But within moments of his arrival, the calm is shattered by a bullet, and Jury becomes the sole witness to a murder--how convenient. As the case widens into a trangled array of crossed lives and multiple motives, Jury and his colleague Melrose Plant are intertwined with a trendy American novelist, an aristocratic family, a famous rock star, and a fierce little girl and the unseen murdered who stalks the somber and desolate moors. Oh, could it be any more British!
From inside flap: Richard Jury, the New Scotland Yard superintendent, witnesses a killing in a West Yorkshire inn called the Old Silent. Caught up in a triple murder, Jury would go to any lengths to help Nell Healey, the lovely widow of one of the victims. But Nell Healey remains silent as the Yorkshire moors, quiet as the grave, while the scope of the mystery widens.
As always Martha Grimes delivers a good story and plot! She brings her characters to life for the reader and draws you into her story.
another tour de force for Grimes
English mystery with Richard Jury
When Inspector Jury of New Scotland Yard booked a room at the Old Silent, a cozy Yorkshire inn, he never expected to witness a murder. Now he's willing to go to any length to help Nell Headley, the victims lovely widow who remains mysteriously remote as the case widens. thrusting Jury into the midst of a triple homicide.
Calling on his old friend and colleague, Melrose Park for help and finding an unexpected clue in a winsome little girl and her sheepdogs, Jury is-soon walking the wild desolate moors in unwitting danger, while an unseen murderer watches him approach a stunning truth of tangled motives and twisted lives.