The Anodyne Necklace

The Anodyne Necklace

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by Martha Grimes
     
 

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The third in the bestselling Richard Jury mystery series by Martha Grimes.

A spinster whose passion was bird-watching, a dotty peer who pinched pennies, and a baffling murder made the tiny village of Littlebourne a most extraordinary place. And a severed finger made a ghastly clue in the killing that led local constables from a corpse to a boggy footpath to a

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The third in the bestselling Richard Jury mystery series by Martha Grimes.

A spinster whose passion was bird-watching, a dotty peer who pinched pennies, and a baffling murder made the tiny village of Littlebourne a most extraordinary place. And a severed finger made a ghastly clue in the killing that led local constables from a corpse to a boggy footpath to a beautiful lady’s mansion.

But Richard Jury refused, preferring to take the less traveled route to a slightly disreputable pub, the Anodyne Necklace. There, drinks all around loosened enough tongues to link a London mugging with the Littlebourne murder and a treasure map that would chart the way to yet another chilling crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476732855
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Series:
A Richard Jury Mystery
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
77,767
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, including twenty-two Richard Jury mysteries. She is also the author of Double Double, a dual memoir of alcoholism written with her son. The winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award, Grimes lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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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The Anodyne Necklace (Richard Jury Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BrimleyBum More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Grime's best with Jury. Fascinating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The conclusion & culprit are major weak points in an otherwise stellar little tale with plenty of mystery and mayhem to keep the reader entertained. by aj west
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
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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Pads out beside him.