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Overview

When an old friend pulls Richard Jury into the investigation of a wealthy bachelor's murder, Jury's not sure what's more perplexing: the circumstances of the fellow's death, the conflicting stories of the man's past, or the motivations of the case's chief inspecting officer, the beautiful and forbidding Lu Aguilar. What Jury is sure of is that he's in over his head, both with the inscrutable and challenging Aguilar and the false leads surrounding the once-charismatic Billy Maples, last seen in a club called Dust.

A web of clues draws Jury to London's trendy Clerkenwell galleries, clubs and hotels, to the dark stories behind Maples's family, and to the Sussex town of Rye, where Billy had temporarily cared for Lamb House, the charming home where Henry James composed his three masterworks...a place with secrets of his own. With Melrose Plant's investigating Lamb House and with Aguilar's interceding, Scotland Yard's finest, and now infamous, Richard Jury, will need every bit of his intelligence and quiet charm to close in on a mysterious young cousin of Maples's, and crack the case.
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A seductive lead detective, a dark WWII secret, and the works of Henry James are all integral elements of this Martha Grimes mystery featuring aging New Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury.

When a wealthy bachelor is found shot to death in a hotel room in Clerkenwell, Jury is called to the scene by Benny Keegan (featured in 2001's The Blue Last), a 13-year-old boy working at the hotel who unluckily found the body. The case is taken over by Detective Inspector Lu Aguilar, a drop-dead-gorgeous investigator who practically exudes sexuality. With Jury assisting, the undertaking turns out to have numerous unforeseen complexities -- first and foremost, the unlikely duo's "volcanic" love affair. But between encounters, there are countless unanswered questions: Why was the dead man, Billy Maples, staying at Lamb House in Rye, the historic home of Henry James? What was behind his fascination with WWII? And whom was he waiting for in his hotel room the night he died?

Comparable to mysteries written by authors like Ruth Rendell, P. D. James, and Elizabeth George, Grimes's lengthy Richard Jury saga (Dust is the 21st installment) has succeeded in captivating readers for almost three decades, in large part due to her masterful character-driven plotlines and her meticulous and realistic description of present-day London and its surrounding areas. It's somehow fitting that the titles of this series are all taken from local pubs or bars; Grimes's Richard Jury novels are comfortable, familiar and always full of old -- and sometimes eccentric -- friends. Pull up a chair, grab a hot toddy, and enjoy… Paul Goat Allen
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Following hard upon the action of 2006's twisty The Old Wine Shades, Grimes's equally intricate 21st Richard Jury mystery brings the Scotland Yard superintendent to a shady London hotel to investigate the murder of wealthy bachelor Billy Maples. Jury discovers connections between the murder case and the distant past through Maples's grandfather, who served as one of Britain's top code breakers during WWII. Allusions to the literary themes of Henry James lend depth. The superintendent also encounters some major romantic complications in the form of gorgeous Det. Insp. Lu Aguilar, the lead detective on the case, and Scotland Yard pathologist Phyllis Nancy. Ably abetted by his longtime amateur colleague, Melrose Plant, Jury deftly and doggedly pursues the killer. While still several notches below P.D. James's outstanding psychological whodunits, this excellent series consistently entertains-and in a way that's accessible for newcomers. 8-city author tour. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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The rarely ruffled urbanity of Richard Jury is given an oral enhancement by reader Lee, whose plummy narration turns a bit more appropriately droll when it comes to delineating the New Scotland Yard superintendent's amateur partner in crime fighting, snooty, aristocratic novelist Melrose Plant. Both gentlemen detectives are involved in a complex but surprisingly obvious mystery surrounding the murder of a young man in a hotel room. Lee handles a gallery of contemporary British characters in addition to the leads, including Jury's lady friend, cool and collected Yard pathologist Dr. Phyllis Nancy; the working class and mildly abrasive detective assigned to the case, Ron Chilton; and an eager 13-year-old Jury protégé. They and the novel's grand dames, flirts, crusty old codgers, smarmy young hoteliers and feisty housekeepers fit easily into Lee's repertoire. So does sultry DI Lu Agular, who, Grimes writes, is beautiful enough to suck "all the oxygen out of the room." Happily, Lee has more than enough to breathe needed warmth, humor and suspense into a tale that holds off its sole riveting surprise—and a good one it is—until the very end. Simultaneous release with the Viking hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 27). (Jan.)

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Kirkus Reviews
Scotland Yard Supt. Richard Jury is dragged into his 22nd case by the first of many children wise and meddlesome beyond their years. Because he looks taller than 13, Benny Keegan is able to talk his way first into a job as kitchen help at the Zetter, a "restaurant with rooms" in Clerkenwell, and then into pinch-hitting for room-service waiter Gilbert Snow. That's why he's the one who finds the body of Billy Maples, and that's why his old acquaintance Richard Jury, whom he telephones, joins beautiful Islington Inspector Lu Aguilar on the case. (Joining her in bed-early, often and volcanically-is Jury's own idea.) It's hard to imagine who killed inoffensive Billy, who loved Henry James and contemporary painting and who died intestate, leaving his considerable trust fund to a wealthy father who scarcely needed it. It'll be up to Jury and his foppish friend Melrose Plant, in a role that suits him unusually well this time, to connect the dots between Billy's murder, James's novels and a long-buried WWII outrage so ghastly that it turns the heat on everyone in Billy's circle, from his confidential assistant Kurt Brunner to his ex-lover Angela Riffley to a brace of relatives who look more sinister on each return visit. Series fans will welcome the return of plausible psychopath Harry Johnson (The Old Wine Shades, Feb. 2006) and several key supporting players that Grimes presents with sympathetic insight.
Library Journal
Turner's debut novel balances on the following premise: What if zombies weren't merely shambling corpses but were sentient unto themselves, with their own language, structure, and desires? Actress/narrator Eva Amurri delivers a stellar performance: her gritty voice, unemotional delivery, and clear understanding of character motives put listeners alongside her in every scene. Unfortunately, there are some massive plot holes—e.g., knowing, as they do, that the buried dead rise as zombies, wouldn't the powers that be have opted to cremate our young protagonist rather than burying her following her death in a car accident?—and the narrative requires significant suspension of disbelief. Recommended only where this genre does well. [The Ace: Berkley hc was a zombie fiction roundup selection, LJ 10/15/10.—Ed.]—Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Salt Lake City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670037865
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/2007
  • Series: Richard Jury Series , #21
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Martha  Grimes

Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and The Train Now Departing.

Biography

"No, I'm not English, but nothing quickens my imagination more than a fog-bound moor, windy heath, river mist in an old fishing village, and the names of British pubs like The Stargazey," Martha Grimes has written, and it's this quirk of hers that has made her one of the best loved modern practitioners of the venerable whodunit.

All of the titles in Grimes's bestselling Richard Jury series are taken from actual pubs, and all of them feature said pub in some fashion. "I can imagine the end of British hope and glory, but not the end of the British pub," she explains. So, too, it is hard to imagine the end of these deft, witty mysteries, begun in 1981 with The Man with a Load of Mischief, featuring a lugubrious Scotland Yard superintendent (Jury) and his art-collecting sidekick (Melrose Plant).

Grimes has a particular talent for combining heavy gloom with an unmistakable humor that's as subtle and dry as a soda cracker – a good thing, since the Jury casebook tends to be dark, twisted, and rather gruesome. But she always infuses her characters with human motivations and is careful to set up a chain of clues that ultimately discloses them. In addition, she's been known to thread in an unlikely theme here and there – NFL football, poetry references, animal rights, even hormone replacement therapy.

It's clear that Grimes likes to stretch her legs a bit, bringing Jury and his eccentric friends Stateside for a few cases and occasionally foraying beyond the series with novellas, standalones, and some interconnected literary fiction featuring teenage heroines. No doubt these changes of pace help keep the author's skills sharp and honed and ensure for her a wider and more growing readership.

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Unlike many mystery writers, Grimes does not outline her plots ahead of time or even profess to know where they are headed when she begins writing. "I am not overly concerned with plot as such," she explains on her web site. "Obviously, if you start with a chapter such as the one above and intend the story to proceed from it, you could write yourself into a corner. I always do. In The Case Has Altered, I didn't know until I was nearly finished with it who had killed these women or why."

Grimes's father was city solicitor of Pittsburgh, and her mother owned a hotel in western Maryland. As a girl, she spent half her time in Pittsburgh and the other half at her mother's hotel in a little town called Mountain Lake Park.

Although her western Maryland-set series that began with The End of the Pier has earned its own fans, there's no denying that for most Grimes readers, it's all about Jury. If she needed a reminder of this, she got one in the loads of hate mail she received for abandoning Richard Jury to write Pier.

Grimes has taught creative writing at various colleges, including the small Maryland community school Montgomery College and the more prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Comparing the two in a Washington Post interview, the mordant Grimes noted of JHU, "Not one pompous ass in the whole program ... The pompous asses are at Montgomery College."

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    1. Hometown:
      Washington, DC and Santa Fe, NM
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 2, 1931
    2. Place of Birth:
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      B.A., M.A., University of Maryland
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  • Posted May 18, 2009

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    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 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2008

    A reviewer

    I am left totaly bewildered as to why and who.To read an entire book and be left with only questions at the end is frustrating to say the least.I am saddened that this book seems more of a trash novel with it's hero losing his moral standing than anything else.Why bother to read any more of Grimes series if the endings will be so confusing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2007

    Left in the dark

    Contains all of the elements that have made this series fun to read. However, at the end, I was completely left in the dark as to the motivations and even some of the details of how it all fit together. The book feels about one chapter short.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2007

    Huge disappointment for Jury fans.

    I am a huge fan of Grimes, and her Richard Jury series, but this seemed rushed and lacking in the depth and richness of her earlier books. The many wonderful characters that embellish her other Jury novels were briefly glossed over. Several major flaws, including the fact that the contents of the stomach of the victim would have been discovered during the autopsy. The person responsible for the crime, and the reason for it, were both farfetched ... Grimes is either losing her touch, had to rush to meet a deadline, or, heaven forbid, turned it over to a ghostwriter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2007

    A Disappointment for this Jury Fan

    While Marsha Grimes and the Jury series have always been favorites of mine, Dust is not up to her usual standard. There were many mistakes, such as a major piece of evidence discussed by characters at the end, yet never revealed in the plot! The ending itself is extremely confusing and vague. As someone who reads about two mystery novels a week, I was surprised to finish the book and not really know who committed the initial act that lead to the murder. I don't know if this book was written in a hurry, or just poorly done, but I regret that I spent $25. Thank goodness for Melrose and the other characters or I would have been even more disappointed! If you want to begin reading the Jury series, start further back...they've gone downhill with the last two!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    What happened

    Convoluted ending leaving it very unclear what happened. Gratuitious sex, described like pornography. Very disapointing. Does not seem as if it is written by same author as previous novels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

    Read to see if Jury can solve a simple murder

    Story from England that involves all the friends of Jury. The murder seems a simple, but jury and friends find that the crime is more difficult and the plot thickens as they find a track to World War II. The plot leads too a cafe called "dust". See if you can solve the murder before they do. A nice weekend reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

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    WARRIORS DEN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Dull

    I love 90% of her books and Richard Jury series but this one dragged and gave too much unwanted info . Not up to standard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Melodysong

    Melodysong: *noded* Mousekits gonna be ok.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

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    An Excellent Read.

    I've read just about all of Grimes novels and I was real happy with "Dust". It is an easy read and made an excellent companion for our trip to the beach. I would recommend this book if you enjoy a mystery.

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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 September 1, 2009

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    Disappointed

    I am a long time fan of both Martha Grimes and Richard Jury. However, I was deeply disappointed in this book (and the previous one, actually). The Lou character is ridiculous and Richard Jury is imbecilic. The lovely language, masterful plotting, and charming characters are completely missing. I have grave doubts about the authorship of this novel. Did she even write it, or does she have a ghost writer? (Horrors!!!!) I will give her one more chance. I hope the next book is better. If not, I plan to burn all of her books after #19 and pretend the series stopped there. (I will probably discard 20 and 21 as it is.)

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  • Posted August 19, 2009

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    STILL CONFUSED

    DUST is the second Martha Grimes novel I've read. The first was The Man With A Load of Mischief which I thought was great. I couldn't wait to read another. I found Dust on the sale rack which is where it belongs!!! If you must turn to the internet to find out "who dunnit" and "why" something is missing!! Not giving up...going to try another of Grimes' earlier works.

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

    Disappointed

    Found this book so unlike previous Richard Jury novels that if I had read this first I would never had read any of the others. The gratuitous sex makes no sense at all. The Melrose Plant crowd is almost non-existent, and the ending is the biggest disappointment of all. When I finished the book, I was so upset I actually threw it against the wall. We can only hope that Martha Grimes gets back her old style and her excitement for these characters. Otherwise I'm afraid this should be the last of the Richard Jury novels, and that would be a shame.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    Off the track

    I have read nearly all the Richard Jury titles. The early titles were entertaining reads. Something happened along the way... some of the characters have become unbelievable, the interaction ludicrous. In Dust ,the main plot has some interest but the graphic sexual scenes between Jury and Lu are bizarre and gratuitous. Some of the quirky actions,characters, and comments that were once amusing are now just boring.

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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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