Saturday night. It was not a night to be spending alone, riding a bus. When he was a teenager at the comprehensive, Saturday night without a girl, without a date, without at least your mates to raise hell with, Saturday night alone would have been shameful. One wouldn't want to be seen alone on a Saturday night…. Who are you kidding? That was never your life, Jury, not yours.
©1998, 2013 Martha Grimes (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
I stumbled on the Richard Jury books and found they had very entertaining if odd characters. Each character that continues from book to book seems to get deeper, funnier and better developed with each. This is the most entertaining of all the Jury books I've listened to, and I will likely go for the entire series. The narrator does a lively and excellent job of injecting humor and nuance into a vast variety of voices.
Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.
Many aspects: the prose, the originality, the reader, the characters, the plot. It simply does not get much better than this. I should say this is my second time of reading this book. I first read it when I could still read a print book.
Melrose Plant and the Cripps' family for sure. Carol Anne another. There are many.
I could not name just one. Perhaps the initial encounter by Plant with the Cripps children as well as the scenes in the Borings Club.
Not relevant to me.
This reader is fantastically good. I eagerly anticipate the remainder of the Grimes books being available on Audible. She is a real master of this genre and always good for more than a single read.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content