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It is a chilly and foggy Twelfth Night, wild with North Sea wind, when a bizarre murder disturbs the outward piece of Rackmoor, a tiny Yorkshire fishing village with a past that proves a tangled maze of unrequited loves, unrevenged wrongs, and even undiscovered murders.

Inspector Jury finds no easy answers in his investigation—not even the identity of the victim, a beautiful young woman. Was she Gemma Temple, an impostor, or was she really ...
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Overview

It is a chilly and foggy Twelfth Night, wild with North Sea wind, when a bizarre murder disturbs the outward piece of Rackmoor, a tiny Yorkshire fishing village with a past that proves a tangled maze of unrequited loves, unrevenged wrongs, and even undiscovered murders.

Inspector Jury finds no easy answers in his investigation—not even the identity of the victim, a beautiful young woman. Was she Gemma Temple, an impostor, or was she really Dillys March, Colonel Titus Crael’s long-lost ward, returning after eight years to the Colonel’s country seat and to a share of his fortune? And who was her murderer?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476732848
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Series: A Richard Jury Mystery
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 11,442
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Martha  Grimes
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.

Biography

"No, I'm not English, but nothing quickens my imagination more than a fog-bound moor, windy heath, river mist in an old fishing village, and the names of British pubs like The Stargazey," Martha Grimes has written, and it's this quirk of hers that has made her one of the best loved modern practitioners of the venerable whodunit.

All of the titles in Grimes's bestselling Richard Jury series are taken from actual pubs, and all of them feature said pub in some fashion. "I can imagine the end of British hope and glory, but not the end of the British pub," she explains. So, too, it is hard to imagine the end of these deft, witty mysteries, begun in 1981 with The Man with a Load of Mischief, featuring a lugubrious Scotland Yard superintendent (Jury) and his art-collecting sidekick (Melrose Plant).

Grimes has a particular talent for combining heavy gloom with an unmistakable humor that's as subtle and dry as a soda cracker – a good thing, since the Jury casebook tends to be dark, twisted, and rather gruesome. But she always infuses her characters with human motivations and is careful to set up a chain of clues that ultimately discloses them. In addition, she's been known to thread in an unlikely theme here and there – NFL football, poetry references, animal rights, even hormone replacement therapy.

It's clear that Grimes likes to stretch her legs a bit, bringing Jury and his eccentric friends Stateside for a few cases and occasionally foraying beyond the series with novellas, standalones, and some interconnected literary fiction featuring teenage heroines. No doubt these changes of pace help keep the author's skills sharp and honed and ensure for her a wider and more growing readership.

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Unlike many mystery writers, Grimes does not outline her plots ahead of time or even profess to know where they are headed when she begins writing. "I am not overly concerned with plot as such," she explains on her web site. "Obviously, if you start with a chapter such as the one above and intend the story to proceed from it, you could write yourself into a corner. I always do. In The Case Has Altered, I didn't know until I was nearly finished with it who had killed these women or why."

Grimes's father was city solicitor of Pittsburgh, and her mother owned a hotel in western Maryland. As a girl, she spent half her time in Pittsburgh and the other half at her mother's hotel in a little town called Mountain Lake Park.

Although her western Maryland-set series that began with The End of the Pier has earned its own fans, there's no denying that for most Grimes readers, it's all about Jury. If she needed a reminder of this, she got one in the loads of hate mail she received for abandoning Richard Jury to write Pier.

Grimes has taught creative writing at various colleges, including the small Maryland community school Montgomery College and the more prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Comparing the two in a Washington Post interview, the mordant Grimes noted of JHU, "Not one pompous ass in the whole program ... The pompous asses are at Montgomery College."

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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
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Good

    I knew the moment I read the author's description of the curve of a road as "scythe-like" that I was going to enjoy this book. With endearing characters, and flavorful descriptions, it was easy to lose myself in the quaintness of life in the small village of Rackmoor. I was kept guessing throughout as to just who the murderer was. So many suspects to chose from and so many that I kept hoping would not be the one. You know the author has done well in drawing the characters to life when you don't want them to be the killer. The style reminded me quite a bit of Dick Francis, who is a favorite author of mine. Kudos to the author of this book for a skillful tale well told.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Fantastic!

    I felt like i was in the middle of a Midsomer murder.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2014

    more from this reviewer

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    Another good story, but not quite as compelling as The Man with

    Another good story, but not quite as compelling as The Man with a Load of Mischief. While I surmised who the guilty party was early on, it kept me guessing as to sideline stories and how it would be wrapped up. Melrose Plant was once again stupendous. Jury gave off hints of the tragic and more melancholy figure I remember him from later books. The supporting cast came off as living rather wretched lives; not gritty like in noir novels, but rather moving from one piteous life event to another. Bertie Makepiece was the notable exception. Not that he didn't have a hard life, but that he simply was going to make the best of his situation enduring privation without it being calamitous to his being or outlook on life.

    The eBook was formatted well with only one noticeable spelling/grammar mistake.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Spike

    Bruh

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Vixen bio

    She looks like a fox but enstead she is a golden brown color, with blue gray eyes.
    Rank:unkown
    mate;no
    Kits;no
    Kin:others
    History:.......
    Female

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Biography's of The End go here!.....Examples inside

    Name -*- PantherFang, more commonly known as Panther
    <br> Age -*- Around 27 moons
    <br> Gender -*- Fema<_>&female<_>e
    <br> Rank -*- Main Leader
    <br> Clan -*- The End
    <br> Looks -*- Her pelt is jet black, it is sleek and shiny. Her paws are white 'socks' with a few spots of black on them. Her ear has a notch in it and her pelt has very thin scars on it. Her tail is longer than a normal cats, her tail tip is colored White. Her eyes are Amber with speckles of green.
    <br> Persona -*- Meet me
    <br> Crush -*- No not currently, seeing as she doest trust easily
    <br> Mate -*- Again no
    <br> Kits -*- NO, can you not see im mateless geez
    <br> History -*- Only if she trusts you
    <br> Kin -*- She left them and doesnt feel like finding them
    <br> Likes -*- Find out for yourself
    <br> Dislikes -*- Find out
    <br> Theme Song -*- Temper Temper from Mary Poppins, Paradise by ColdPlay, Photograph by Nickelback, Lips of an Angel by Hinder
    <br> Other -*- Ask in camp, or if you know me really well you already know alot about me
    <p>
    ~|~
    <p>
    Name &infin OwlFeather, Call him Owl
    <br> Age + he is around 16 moons
    <br> Gender + T<_>&male<_>m
    <br> Rank + A<_>ssa<_>ssin
    <br> Clan + The End
    <br> Looks +-+ His pelt is white that gradually becomes gray. His front chest hair is white but after that it becomes gray mixed with dark gray, and black. His claws are sharp like an Owl's. His eyes are Black with a slight hint of light blue. (For his pelt look. I recommend looking up a snow owl...i believe it is most accurite)
    <br> Persona + Nice, agile..and meet him
    <br> No Crush
    <br> No mate
    <br> No kits
    <br> Find out what he likes
    <br> Find out what he dislikes
    <br> History + He is forgetful
    <br> Kin + He cant remember them
    <br> Theme Song +-+ Karn Evil9 by Emerson lakes and some other band, Knights in White Satin by Moody Blues, Afraid by Neighbourhood
    <br> Other + Meet him
    <p>
    Thanks
    <br> &infin Panther & Owl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Morningpaw

    Fine but im almost 11months... thats not so young but who else is going?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Wolfpelt

    Padded in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Hazelfeather

    "No morningpaw, you are to young"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    Nightmare

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    To Nightmare

    Their mom took their nook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Twins

    Gtg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Deathshadow

    Fireclaw what happenned?

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    You okay mister?

    A calico cat stood in the shadows behind him

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Fireclaw

    Limps to nightengale res9

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2014

    I say i wont read the next and do the characters ofte are repetious to farce or just filler

    Child in danger is too often used and depressing his constant losing his women is too much. Only seems right when all in village tavern and then you see could be a pbs series like writen by a multi personalty and cast in london police and home and then the murder itself the actual murder seems by a different writterths s one of the shorter

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    WHAT THE FOX SAY?

    I wouldnt know i did not read the books. Review written by bad bookz sorry ppls who r my fans, no cap lock to day XD

    0 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

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