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

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

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by Martha Grimes
     
 

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Finally back in print-a classic Richard Jury novel from "one of the established masters of the genre" (Newsweek).

Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury takes on an elusive strangler in a case of family secrets-and family lies...

"Witty...stylishly crafted." (The Washington Post)

"[Grimes] gets our immediate attention [and]…  See more details below

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Finally back in print-a classic Richard Jury novel from "one of the established masters of the genre" (Newsweek).

Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury takes on an elusive strangler in a case of family secrets-and family lies...

"Witty...stylishly crafted." (The Washington Post)

"[Grimes] gets our immediate attention [and] holds it...with something more than mere suspense." (The New Yorker)

"A superior writer." (The New York Times Book Review)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A superior writer.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Literate, witty, and stylishly crafted.”—The Washington Post

“Grimes is not the next Dorothy Sayers, not the next Agatha Christie. She is better than both.” —Atlanta Journal & Constitution

“Read any one [of her novels] and you’ll want to read them all.”—Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440139249
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/1990
Series:
Richard Jury Series, #8
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.87(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“A superior writer.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Literate, witty, and stylishly crafted.”—The Washington Post

“Grimes is not the next Dorothy Sayers, not the next Agatha Christie. She is better than both.” —Atlanta Journal & Constitution

“Read any one [of her novels] and you’ll want to read them all.” —Chicago Tribune

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Washington, DC and Santa Fe, NM
Date of Birth:
May 2, 1931
Place of Birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.A., M.A., University of Maryland
Website:
http://www.marthagrimes.com

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I Am the Only Running Footman (Richard Jury Series #8) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ger17 More than 1 year ago
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!
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
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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