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

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They were two young women, strikingly similar in life…strikingly similar in death. Both strangled with their own scarves—one in Devon, one outside of a fashionable Mayfair pub called I Am the Only Running Footman. Richard Jury teams up with Devon’s irascible local divisional commander, Brian Macalvie, to solve the murders. With nothing to tie the women together but the fatal scarves, Jury pursues his only suspect…and a trail of tragedy that just might lead to yet another victim....

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Overview

They were two young women, strikingly similar in life…strikingly similar in death. Both strangled with their own scarves—one in Devon, one outside of a fashionable Mayfair pub called I Am the Only Running Footman. Richard Jury teams up with Devon’s irascible local divisional commander, Brian Macalvie, to solve the murders. With nothing to tie the women together but the fatal scarves, Jury pursues his only suspect…and a trail of tragedy that just might lead to yet another victim. And her killer…

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New Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury is convinced it's more than coincidence when two beautiful young women are found strangled to death with their own scarves -- one in Devon, the second outside a fashionable Mayfair pub. Both women were as strikingly similar in life as they were in death. Neither had enemies that Jury can find. Now, somewhere in the night, a killer is biding his time, beckoning Jury and Devon's local divisional commander, Brian Macalvie, down an elusive trail of tragic family secrets and even more fatal lies....
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“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451410023
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Richard Jury Series, #8
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 515,640
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 4.28 (h) x 0.88 (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.

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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 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!

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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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