Rainbow's End (Richard Jury Series #13)

Rainbow's End (Richard Jury Series #13)

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by Martha Grimes, Donada Peters
     
 

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From the bestselling author of The Old Contemptibles -- the latest Inspector Richard Jury mystery.


An intriguing web of murder and mayhem.


A woman's body is discovered amidst the ancient Roman ruins of Old Sarum -- the apparent victim of an accidental fall. In the Tate Gallery in London, an elderly woman

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From the bestselling author of The Old Contemptibles -- the latest Inspector Richard Jury mystery.


An intriguing web of murder and mayhem.


A woman's body is discovered amidst the ancient Roman ruins of Old Sarum -- the apparent victim of an accidental fall. In the Tate Gallery in London, an elderly woman keels over -- from a supposed heart attack -- while studying a painting. At Exeter Cathedral, a third woman is found dead from "natural causes." But in Martha Grimes' bestselling novels -- and in the world inhabited by Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury -- there are no natural causes.


Is there a link between these three women? Of course. And Jury is the one who sorts it out. The link is Santa Fe, New Mexico, which all three women had visited before their untimely deaths. So Jury is off to the States where, amidst the turquoise jewelry and cappuccinos, he searches for and finds an astonishing web of jealousy and murder.


With its clever plotting, delicious atmosphere and a cast of wonderfully eccentric characters, Rainbow's End will satisfy all of Martha Grimes' many existing fans -- and bring her many new ones.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set only a few weeks after the end of The Horse You Came In On, the newest case for Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent Richard Jury wings him back to the U.S. Jury is initially inclined to dismiss the similarities among three sudden deaths: those of two British women, one in Exeter Cathedral and the other in the Tate Gallery, and that of Angela Hope, a Santa Fe silversmith visiting Salisbury's Old Sarum. But he revises his opinion when he learns that all three women had recently been in New Mexico at the same time. Abandoning the hypochondriacal Sgt. Wiggins to the delicious pleasures of a hospital stay, Jury heads to the States, delegating to his civilian sleuthing partner, Melrose Plant, the task of tracking down Lady Jenny Kennington-who has vanished just when the local Stratford-on-Avon police have reasons to find her. In Santa Fe, clues are thin, although Mary Dark Hope, the American victim's 13-year-old sister-whose best friend is a nearly tame coyote-is convinced that her sister was murdered. Shrewdness (and a smidgen of serendipity) finally nudge Jury toward real insight-and the realization that another life is in danger. Once again, Grimes hooks her readers with the engaging Jury and friends, and with skillful tucking of hints into unexpected corners. 75,000 first printing; Mystery Guild selection; Literary Guild alternate. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736631389
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Richard Jury Series , #13
Edition description:
Unabridged

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Martha Grimes had published at least one book a year for the last thirty years, including twenty-two Richard Jury mysteries. The winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award, Grimes lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Her most recent book, Double Double, a dual memoir of alcoholism written with her son, will be published by Scribner in June 2013.

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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Rainbow's End (Richard Jury Series #13) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Sometimes too much side deals going .
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