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Jerusalem Inn

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #5. Jury meets an interesting woman, but she dies pretty quickly. Lots of snow! Plant goes skiing!

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"She was shot in the back with a .041, smallbore shotgun..." -- A what? Page 249

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"What? Why the hell would there be a silencer for a rifle lying about?" -- This. Plus, I thought she was shot with a shotgun. Page 278

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2/2024

Rainbow's End

Grimes, Martha
Each of her books is the name of a pub.

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7/1998

Stargazzy

Grimes, Martha
Superintendent Jury investigates a murdered woman in a flower bed and a woman who says she was NOT on the bus. Good story.

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9/1999

The Anodyne Necklace

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #3. I'm still not sure what an anodyne is, but I enjoyed reading the story.

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2/2024

The Black Cat

Grimes, Martha
Jury investigates the murder of a librarian/escort woman. There is more about woman's shoes than I really want to know. Three black cats and the dog Mungo make a humorous interlude.

Smoke Quote:

For the one millionth time, Jry would have given an ear for a cigarette. He could really understand van Gogh if the man had quit smoking.-- Pg. 109

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4/2011

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8/2013

The Case Has Altered

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury investigates two murders in the fen country of England.

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"Thinking" was apparently a rather novel act for Julie, and an intensely physical one. She folded her arms and scratched her elbows, squinting up at the ceiling; she drew her mouth back revealing teeth as small as a child's, then pursed the mouth, repeating this process several times. She might have been indulging in some of Fiona's facial exercises. Her neck seemed to strain upward as if there were a rarefied air up there necessary for cerebral activity. Jury had to give her this: that unlike most people, Julie took thinking dammed seriously.--Page 183.

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8/1999

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3/2024

The Deer Leap

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #7. Jury goes to some small village (as always?) to check out the death of an old woman using a pay phone during a rain storm.

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..."except for the .412 shotgun butted against her shoulder"... -- I've heard of a 410, but not .412

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Carrie...had already taken on a whippet and a poodle... The Alsatian was having a nap...The poodle was doing the same. -- I thought an Alsatian was a German Shepherd?

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...she was groping in the bag and brought out an apple. "Would you like this for your lunch?"
"Thank you," said Jury gravely... It was the first bribe he'd ever taken.

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Her dressing gown was definitely the sweeping sort, blue brocade and ivory insets and a long train. -- I thought that said "insects"...

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... loaded the .412 again... -- There's that .412 again!!

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2/2024

The Dirty Duck

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #4. In Stratford, the Shakespeare place, of number of people are murdered, and even one kidnapped, before Jury figures out who did it.

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"Hideously," said Melrose... -- Page 89

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"Hideously." [said Melrose] -- Page 93

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"Hideous," said Melrose... -- Page 96

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2/2024

The Grave Maurice

Grimes, Martha
Ricard Jury, #19. Jury apparently got shot in the previous book, he is in the hospital here at the start. He is asked to investigate, unofficially, the disappearance of a fifteen year old year.

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It was rather restful watching Diane's mind at work. One never had to venture far and there were a lot of lay-bys along the way.

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...languor's home, ennui's back garden, apathy's arbor.

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2/2024

The Knowledge

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #24. A recent acquaintance of Jury is killed at the front door of a casino/art gallery. Melrose goes on safari in Africa, meets an interesting person while there. POSSIBLE ERROR: The Glaser Safety Slug is NOT non-lethal. If I'm wrong please correct me!!!

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"Hell's bells," said Melrose, taking a sausage from a passing plate. -- page 255

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"Her name wouldn't be Patty Haigh, would it?" -- page 306

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"It was loaded with forty-five-caliber ACP Glasers when I left London. Nonlethal. -- page 613

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2/2024

The Man With A Load Of Mischief

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #1. I must have read this before, but before I started keeping track. Jury meets Plant, and Vivian, and solves a strange series of murders.

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1/2024

The Old Fox Deceiv'd

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #2. Jury is called to investigate the murder of a woman dressed in a Twelfth Nigh party costume. Also some other murders happen. Or happened before.

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2/2024

The Old Success

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #25. A woman is found murdered on a beach on an island, in the Isles Of Scilly, which I placed at the wrong end of the country.

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2/2024

The old wine shades

Grimes, Martha
Drury investigates a woman, her son, and a dog that have disappeared. But the dog came back. Very uneven Amazon reviews. I say, mostly interesting, even the quantum mechanics stuff, but the ending left me hanging.

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7/2006

The Way Of All Fish

Grimes, Martha
The second book in a series, with not always great reviews on Goodreads, and I grabbed it by misteak at the library. So I was kind of stuck with it. Well, the first two-thirds I was ploughing along, but the third-third picked up a bit and I enjoyed it more. My major peeve is that a clown fish is a salt water fish. It's not gonna live in a little fishbowl very long. Good thing this is fiction!

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He was sipping the second half of his drink when he decided the plane was losing altitude, by way of either landing or crashing. He didn't care as long as the cart had time to come his way again and so long as Shirlee Murphee's manuscript was incinerated. -- pg 157

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7/2016

Vertigo 42

Grimes, Martha
Richard Jury, #23. The title refers to a bar on the 42nd floor of a building in London's financial district. Jury investigates the death of a woman seventeen years ago, and the possibly related death of a young girl seventeen plus five years ago. Then there's the woman who felling out of a folly tower.

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He inhaled, said. "You still stopped?" He wiggled the cigarette.
Glumly, Jury nodded. "When are you going to stop?"
"Never, seeing the effect it's had on you."

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"I think I would give anything to go back to the old days. To be sitting with Tess over fish and chips talking about these ships." He had picked up and now replaced the bottle. "Or any ships. Or anything at all." -- Heartbreaking

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Jury sighed. "Two murders and you're making up a syllogism?"

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2/2024

Skipping Christmas

Grisham, John
A middle class couple decide they could without the expense and hassle of Christmas this year.

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2/2003

The Brethren

Grisham, John
Three white-coller criminals in prison run a scam. Too bad they get away with it.

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5/2001

The Chamber

Grisham, John
Grandson shows up to defend his Klan killer grandfather.

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12/2000

The Confession

Grisham, John
A Lutheran minister has to deal with the confession of murderer who wants to stop the execution of a innocent man. Read it straight through.

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9/2011
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