The Old Silent [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the tenth murderous case for Richard Jury, the New Scotland Yard superintendent witnesses a killing in a West Yorkshire inn called the Old Silent, while his highborn, amateur colleague, Melrose Plant wishes to he could perform one as he drives his impossible Aunt Agatha to the Old Swan in Harrogate.

Caught up in a triple murder, Jury would go to any lengths to help Nell Healey, the lovely widow of one of the victims. But Nell Healey remains...
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The Old Silent

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Overview

In the tenth murderous case for Richard Jury, the New Scotland Yard superintendent witnesses a killing in a West Yorkshire inn called the Old Silent, while his highborn, amateur colleague, Melrose Plant wishes to he could perform one as he drives his impossible Aunt Agatha to the Old Swan in Harrogate.

Caught up in a triple murder, Jury would go to any lengths to help Nell Healey, the lovely widow of one of the victims. But Nell Healey remains silent as the Yorkshire moors, quiet as the grave, while the scope of the mystery widens.
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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: 9781476732909
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 5/14/2013
  • Series: A Richard Jury Mystery
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 72,224
  • 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.
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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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