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Dust (Richard Jury Series #21)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

strong police procedural

In Clerkenwell, England though he is only thirteen years old, Benny Keegan looks much older so is able obtain work as a helper in the kitchen of Zetter¿s restaurant, a place with rooms. Waiter Gilbert Snow asks Benny to deliver a meal to the room of Billy Maples, but t...
In Clerkenwell, England though he is only thirteen years old, Benny Keegan looks much older so is able obtain work as a helper in the kitchen of Zetter¿s restaurant, a place with rooms. Waiter Gilbert Snow asks Benny to deliver a meal to the room of Billy Maples, but the young teen finds a corpse in the room. Benny immediately calls his friend Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury. --- Islington Inspector Lu Aguilar leads the investigation into the room service homicide, but Richard forces his way on the case especially since he plans to sleep with her. Both have no problem in bed, but struggle to find a motive for murder because Billy seemed to have no enemies and though wealthy the inheritance went to his even more affluent father. With the assistance of his pal Melrose Plant, Richard tries to figure out who killed the lover of William James¿ novels only to find ties between friends and family to a WWI atrocity that still fails to explain why Billy was killed. --- In his twentieth plus appearance, Jury is at his best as he investigates the homicide in which leads prove false and he slowly peels away the mendicant masks of those close to the victim even more interesting is his attraction to Lu. Readers will appreciate his inquiries as he digs deeper into what the family and friends try to conceal from him. The whodunit leaves the romance in the DUST as this is a strong police procedural. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Another Jury/Plant outing

Martha Grimes comes up with some interesting plot twists, but overall the book is a disappointment. As with prior outings, the characters are not well-rounded and the affect is somehow flat. The dog, as usual, is the most interesting character. Better to read Agatha Chr...
Martha Grimes comes up with some interesting plot twists, but overall the book is a disappointment. As with prior outings, the characters are not well-rounded and the affect is somehow flat. The dog, as usual, is the most interesting character. Better to read Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Alexander McCall Smith, or Lindsey Davis, for believable plots, engrossing characters, and settings that appear to actually be lived-in. For those wanting lush romance with their mystery, try J.D. Robb.

posted by robroy on May 18, 2009

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    strong police procedural

    In Clerkenwell, England though he is only thirteen years old, Benny Keegan looks much older so is able obtain work as a helper in the kitchen of Zetter¿s restaurant, a place with rooms. Waiter Gilbert Snow asks Benny to deliver a meal to the room of Billy Maples, but the young teen finds a corpse in the room. Benny immediately calls his friend Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury. --- Islington Inspector Lu Aguilar leads the investigation into the room service homicide, but Richard forces his way on the case especially since he plans to sleep with her. Both have no problem in bed, but struggle to find a motive for murder because Billy seemed to have no enemies and though wealthy the inheritance went to his even more affluent father. With the assistance of his pal Melrose Plant, Richard tries to figure out who killed the lover of William James¿ novels only to find ties between friends and family to a WWI atrocity that still fails to explain why Billy was killed. --- In his twentieth plus appearance, Jury is at his best as he investigates the homicide in which leads prove false and he slowly peels away the mendicant masks of those close to the victim even more interesting is his attraction to Lu. Readers will appreciate his inquiries as he digs deeper into what the family and friends try to conceal from him. The whodunit leaves the romance in the DUST as this is a strong police procedural. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    WARRIORS DEN

    WARRIORS DEN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Melodysong

    Melodysong: *noded* Mousekits gonna be ok.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Dust

    Am a great fan of Martha Grimes and her Richard Jury series. I have them on my shelf for re-reads!

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    No Dust Settles on Ms. Grimes

    Continued great characters and stories. I have always looked forward to the inclusion of 'Lord' Ardry and his pals as part of the story, so I am glad to have them continue to be included, as with Jury's fellow officers of the law. Covers the breadth of British society (as far as what is pertinent to a detective novel anyhow). Keep them coming!

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

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    a "normal guy"

    My first Jury mystery not my last

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  • Posted February 1, 2009

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    wonderful book

    This is a very unusual book! I happen to like all of her Richard Jury novels. Her caracters are very vivid and always interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    Dust

    This book is great, as all Martha Grimes's book's are. Jury and Melrose at their best.

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    Posted June 6, 2011

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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