The Old Fox Deceived

The Old Fox Deceived

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by Martha Grimes
     
 
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

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476732848
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Series:
A Richard Jury Mystery
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
75,502
File size:
3 MB

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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 Old Fox Deceived 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like i was in the middle of a Midsomer murder.
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
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.
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Their mom took their nook.
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Hi
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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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fine but im almost 11months... thats not so young but who else is going?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bruh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fireclaw what happenned?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Limps to nightengale res9
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A calico cat stood in the shadows behind him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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