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I Am the Only Running Footman (Richard Jury Series #8)

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

    Martha Grimes' world

    Her characters are very well drawn and believable. The police work is never boring and one must pay attention to the details and how people act. Grimes also works the psychological aspects giving us clues to what isn't explained, but she expects the reader to stay alert because the causes behind many characters' actions will finally expose the perp. Most of the time she reveals answers before I can guess the ending. Clever and fun entertainment with wonderful descriptions of these certain English people and their style of living. I am a real fan!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2014

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    Overall, I liked it, but I think I'm getting burnt out on Jury r

    Overall, I liked it, but I think I'm getting burnt out on Jury right now. I think I'll have to take a break, read something different next.

    Another novel with Macalvie, though in not as big a part. Melrose didn't seem to have a real big part either, but was rather funny in what he was in. It was somewhat different in structure (I think Grimes likes to play around with the structure of her novels from one to the next) in that we follow the killer for parts, as well as what seems like an unrelated sided story of two sisters that doesn't get tied in until the final pages. Carole-Anne and Mrs. Wasserman make a very brief appearance near the end, but we do get little glimpse at Jury's girlfriend. Jury certainly didn't seem to be melancholy in this novel. The killer's motive wasn't clear until the end, which made guessing who it was more difficult. Though there were a very limited number of suspects to begin with. The pacing seemed a little slower than some prior novels as well.

    This hardcover book was formatted well with no obvious spelling/grammar errors.

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