The Anodyne Necklace (Richard Jury Series #3)

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Third in the bestselling series from "one of the established masters of the genre" (Newsweek). Scotland Yard's Richard Jury solves a bizarre murder in an even stranger town-and follows a treasure map to yet another chilling crime...

A severed finger found at the scene of a baffling murder in the village of Littlebourne leads local constables on what seems like a wild goose chase. But Richard Jury prefers to take the less traveled route to a slightly disreputable ...

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Overview

Third in the bestselling series from "one of the established masters of the genre" (Newsweek). Scotland Yard's Richard Jury solves a bizarre murder in an even stranger town-and follows a treasure map to yet another chilling crime...

A severed finger found at the scene of a baffling murder in the village of Littlebourne leads local constables on what seems like a wild goose chase. But Richard Jury prefers to take the less traveled route to a slightly disreputable pub, where drinks all around loosen tongues and provide clues galore.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780451410894
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Series: Richard Jury Series, #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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  • Posted May 17, 2010

    Another Great Richard Jury Novel

    Martha Grimes' continues to please with The Anodyne Necklace, a story that includes an assault in London and a murder in the village of Littlebourne that just might be related. Richard Jury finds himself investigating both, and with help from his friend, Melrose Plant, and his assistant, Sargeant Wiggins, he interviews the quirky residents of Littlebourne, and the even quirkier residents of a rundown section of London. There are a lot of characters, and a lot of traveling back and forth between London and Littlebourne, so one must pay attention, but the colorful characters provide great entertainment, and the complexity of the storyline and plot ensure the mystery remains until the end.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Deercloud

    Pads out beside him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Seafire

    Smiles. "You have no idea how happy you just made me," he purrs, his eyes shining. "Come on, let's head back to camp." He fastens the necklace around her neck and pads out beside her happily.

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  • Posted July 22, 2014

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    Another good addition to the Richard Jury series. Jury has just

    Another good addition to the Richard Jury series. Jury has just that slightest touch of melancholy that I remember so well. Melrose is once again stupendous. He is my favorite character. I did have a bit of a hard time envisioning the responsible as the killer, it seemed a bit like the ending was just kind of thrown together at the last minute. The characters didn't seem to think the culprit likely either, with several of them going on about how unlikely they were as a suspect. The ending made this a weaker novel than it otherwise was. I thought the characters were better developed than in The Old Fox Deceiv'd, but the ending was weak point.

    The paperback version was formatted OK, with no obvious spelling or grammatical errors, but the type was quite small with fairly large margins, making it somewhat difficult to read if not in bright light

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