The Old Silent (Richard Jury Series #10)

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Feeling burned out, Jury takes an unplanned stopover in Yorkshire and books a room at a cozy inn called the Old Silent. Violence finds him anyway when he becomes the only witness to a murder. Though Nell Healey shot her husband in cold blood, Jury will go to any lengths to help her, including taking sick leave from Scotland Yard to investigate. Calling on his old friend Melrose Plant for help, he must break through Nell’s reticence to untangle a web of twisted motives—and ...

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Overview

Feeling burned out, Jury takes an unplanned stopover in Yorkshire and books a room at a cozy inn called the Old Silent. Violence finds him anyway when he becomes the only witness to a murder. Though Nell Healey shot her husband in cold blood, Jury will go to any lengths to help her, including taking sick leave from Scotland Yard to investigate. Calling on his old friend Melrose Plant for help, he must break through Nell’s reticence to untangle a web of twisted motives—and twisted lives....

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``In Inspector Richard Jury's 10th appearance, the rewards of Grimes's skewering eye for characterization more than make up for the few occasions when the complicated plot gets out of hand.'' Jury, perversely winter-vacationing in Yorkshire, witnesses a murder. PW called this ``another tour de force for Grimes.'' (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451412072
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Series: Richard Jury Series , #10
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Martha  Grimes

Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and The Train Now Departing.

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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
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    Just reread this after 20 years. This was my original introducti

    Just reread this after 20 years. This was my original introduction to the series and it really colored my view on Richard Jury being melancholy and morose, even though he isn't in many of the earlier novels. This is probably my favorite of the Jury novels with all the humor intertwined with the dark nature of the subject matter.

    It starts off a bit slow, but the last 200 pages just flew by. The early part with Melrose being a brilliant conversationalist but not actually talking was hilarious. Lots of Melrose to make me happy. I also enjoyed all the references to the music. There is a part towards the end written from the perspective of two dogs which was a little strange and had me checking to make sure I didn't mix up my pain medications. Macalvie makes another appearance, and he's always a great character.

    The paperback was formatted well with only one spelling error noticed

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