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Rainbow's End (Richard Jury Series #13)
     

Rainbow's End (Richard Jury Series #13)

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by Martha Grimes
 

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From the bestselling author of The Old Contemptibles -- the latest Inspector Richard Jury mystery.


An intriguing web of murder and mayhem.


A woman's body is discovered amidst the ancient Roman ruins of Old Sarum -- the apparent victim of an accidental fall. In the Tate Gallery in London, an elderly woman

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From the bestselling author of The Old Contemptibles -- the latest Inspector Richard Jury mystery.


An intriguing web of murder and mayhem.


A woman's body is discovered amidst the ancient Roman ruins of Old Sarum -- the apparent victim of an accidental fall. In the Tate Gallery in London, an elderly woman keels over -- from a supposed heart attack -- while studying a painting. At Exeter Cathedral, a third woman is found dead from "natural causes." But in Martha Grimes' bestselling novels -- and in the world inhabited by Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury -- there are no natural causes.


Is there a link between these three women? Of course. And Jury is the one who sorts it out. The link is Santa Fe, New Mexico, which all three women had visited before their untimely deaths. So Jury is off to the States where, amidst the turquoise jewelry and cappuccinos, he searches for and finds an astonishing web of jealousy and murder.


With its clever plotting, delicious atmosphere and a cast of wonderfully eccentric characters, Rainbow's End will satisfy all of Martha Grimes' many existing fans -- and bring her many new ones.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set only a few weeks after the end of The Horse You Came In On, the newest case for Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent Richard Jury wings him back to the U.S. Jury is initially inclined to dismiss the similarities among three sudden deaths: those of two British women, one in Exeter Cathedral and the other in the Tate Gallery, and that of Angela Hope, a Santa Fe silversmith visiting Salisbury's Old Sarum. But he revises his opinion when he learns that all three women had recently been in New Mexico at the same time. Abandoning the hypochondriacal Sgt. Wiggins to the delicious pleasures of a hospital stay, Jury heads to the States, delegating to his civilian sleuthing partner, Melrose Plant, the task of tracking down Lady Jenny Kennington-who has vanished just when the local Stratford-on-Avon police have reasons to find her. In Santa Fe, clues are thin, although Mary Dark Hope, the American victim's 13-year-old sister-whose best friend is a nearly tame coyote-is convinced that her sister was murdered. Shrewdness (and a smidgen of serendipity) finally nudge Jury toward real insight-and the realization that another life is in danger. Once again, Grimes hooks her readers with the engaging Jury and friends, and with skillful tucking of hints into unexpected corners. 75,000 first printing; Mystery Guild selection; Literary Guild alternate. (June)
Emily Melton
t's hard to say what makes Grimes' mysteries such a delight. Maybe it's her hilariously eccentric characters or her imaginative and cleverly convoluted plots. Maybe it's her wry humor or her imaginative turns of phrase, or perhaps it's the intelligence and humanity of her stories. Whatever the answer, Grimes is one of the outstanding mystery writers working today. Her latest book reconfirms her rightful place among the superstars. A young American woman is found dead on the grounds of England's historic Old Serum, obviously the victim of foul play. Enter Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury and his colleague Brian Macalvie, who soon convinces a skeptical Jury that the young woman's death is connected to two other recent deaths, one in London's Tate Gallery, one in a remote parish church. The tenuous connection among the three, Macalvie concludes, is America, where one of the victims lived and the other two had recently visited. Of course, once Jury's interest is piqued, he's relentless, and nothing will suffice but a trip to the U.S. to see what's what--as if Jury doesn't have enough on his hands already, what with searching for his missing friend Jenny Kennington, finding he has a dog--albeit a well-mannered one--occupying the apartment above his, and trying desperately to give up smoking. Vintage Grimes, which means top-notch reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517173183
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/31/1996
Series:
Richard Jury Series , #13
Pages:
384

Meet the Author

Martha Grimes has come a long way since her first Richard Jury mystery was plucked from the publishing house slush pile. There are now more than twenty novels in the bestselling series that stars Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury, including Vertigo 42 (with a tip of the derby to Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie Vertigo), The Black Cat, and The Blue Last. Grimes is also the author of the novels Foul Matter, Fadeaway Girl, and others. In 2012, she won the Grand Master Award from The Mystery Writers of America.

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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Rainbow's End (Richard Jury Series #13) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Sometimes too much side deals going .
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