Antiques dealer Marshall Trueblood had finally haggled the owner of Watermeadows- a lush country estate near the little village of Long Piddleton-into parting with a beautiful rosewood desk. He hadn't bargained on the corpse stuffed inside.
A very entertaining and engrossing read!
I'm a fan of Martha Grimes' Richard Jury novels, but this one ,I wasn't too fond of. It was rather confusing story line. Maybe I was distracted when I read it.
Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury learns that a policeman's work is never done when his holiday is cut short-by murder...
Part of the wonderfully written Richard Jury series. Love the characters and English settings.
Scotland Yard super Richard Jury has his holiday cut short when he finds a corpse inside a beautiful rosewood desk at a local antiques dealer. Jury's best clue comes from a pub called the Five Bells and Bladebone.
Richard Jury is detective. The titles are the names of pubs in England. And you are always promised a thrilling read.
I sincerely enjoyed the whole series of these books. Light mysteries but no gore.
English mystery with Richard Jury
Grimes is a favorite; especially the Jury series. Great plot, character development; in essence, classical Grimes.
the first Richard Jury I've read. Great fun and a lot of sly humor, along with an enjoyable mystery
Cozy British mystery. Memorable characters. Part of a series.
Martha Grimes great as always
"[GRIMES'S] BEST...AS MOVING AS IT IS ENTERTAINING." --USA TODAY
Antiques dealer Marshall Trueblood had finally haggled the owner of Watermeadows--a lush country estate near the little village of Long Piddleton--into parting with a beautiful rosewood desk. He hadn't bargained on the corpse stuffed inside.
The body belonged to the notorious philanderer Simon Lean. Richard Jury of Scotland Yard and his aristocratic sidekick, Melrose Plant, had no end of suspects. But Jury's best clue led to a London pub, the Five Bells and Bladebone. There he would learn about Lean's liaison with a shady lady named Sadie, who might help solve the case--if she wasn't murdered first.
"BLENDS ALMOST DICKENSIAN SKETCHES OF CHARACTER AND SOCIAL CLASS WITH GLIMPSES OF A FEROCIOUS MARRIAGE." -Time
I love Martha Grimes' books. I discovered her recently, and have read nearly all of them already!
Richard Jury, Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood....what's not to love!?!