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A Richard Jury Novel
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  • 1

    The Man with a Load of Mischief: A Richard Jury Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub’s sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer - except for one Melrose Plant....

    C. Telfair says: "Favorite Revisited"
    Favorite Revisited

    I was excited about revisiting - in audio - a series of books which I have so enjoyed over the years. In one way, I was not disappointed, because the..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 23 2013 by C. Telfair (Shepherdstown, WV, United States)
  • 2

    The Old Fox Deceiv'd

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    It is a chill and foggy 12th Night, wild with North Sea wind, when a bizarre murder disturbs the outward peace of Rackmoor, a tiny Yorkshire fishing village with a past that proves a tangled maze of unrequited loves, unrevenged wrongs, and even undiscovered murders. Inspector Jury finds no easy answers in his investigation - not even the identity of the victim, a beautiful young woman. Was she Gemma Temple, an impostor? Or was she really Dillys March, Colonel Titus Crael’s long-lost ward, returning after eight years to the Colonel’s country seat and to a share of his fortune? And who was her murderer?

    tennreader says: "Second reading through narration a real pleasure"
    Second reading through narration a real pleasure

    Top 5

    Reviewed on July 14 2014 by tennreader (Knoxville)
  • 3

    The Anodyne Necklace: Richard Jury, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    A spinster whose passion was bird-watching, a dotty peer who pinched pennies, and a baffling murder made the tiny village of Littlebourne a most extraordinary place. And a severed finger made a ghastly clue in the killing that led local constables from a corpse to a boggy footpath to a beautiful lady's mansion. But Richard Jury refused, preferring to take the less traveled route to a slightly disreputable pub, The Anodyne Necklace. There, drinks all around loosened enough tongues to link a London mugging with the Littlebourne murder and a treasure map that would chart the way to yet another chilling crime.

    Amazon Customer says: "This is where it started to come together"
    This is where it started to come together

    This is the book that really hooked me on the series. Grimes spread her wings and it shows in character development and dialog. Just the right amount ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2013 by Amazon Customer (East Hartford, CT, United States)
  • 4

    The Dirty Duck: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
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    Story
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    The Dirty Duck is a pub in Shakespeare's beloved Stratford, and in this pub Miss Gwendolyn Bracegirdle of Sarasota, Florida, fresh from a performance of As You Like It, takes her last drink. A few minutes later she is slashed ear to ear, the only clue: two lines from an unknown poem printed across a theater program. And Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury, just passing through Stratford for a glimpse of the intriguing Lady Kennington, instead takes a crash course in the bloodier side of Elizabethan verse.

    Kathi says: "Martha Grimes--great mysteries"
    Martha Grimes--great mysteries

    This is early, and still vintage, Martha Grimes. I read this book many years ago and have happily just listened to it again. I love the characters--wh..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 23 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 5

    Jerusalem Inn: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (76)
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    From the rough but colorful pub that provides the novel's title, to the snowboard Gothic estate nearby, the chilly English landscape has never held more atmosphere - or thwarted romance. And Jury will never have a more mysterious Christmas.

    Kathi says: "Among the best of the Richard Jury mysteries!"
    Among the best of the Richard Jury mysteries!

    Martha Grimes wrote a great series of books featuring Richard Jury (cerebral detective from Scotland Yard), and his ensemble of friends--each of whom ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 02 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 6

    The Deer Leap: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    In this Richard Jury adventure, Martha Grimes takes listeners to Ashdown Dean, a little English village where animals are dying in a series of seemingly innocuous accidents. While the puzzling deaths of village pets may raise some idle gossip over a pint or two at the Deer Leap, the village pub, this hardly seems a case for Superintendent Jury of Scotland yard. Nor does it seem much of a challenge for the combined deductive powers of Jury and Melrose, the affable former Earl of Caverness.

    Kathi says: "Grimes sets a more serious tone--good listen"
    Grimes sets a more serious tone--good listen

    I am enjoying listening to the books of Martha Grimes which I read in paper form many years ago. With this book, she has shifted her tone a bit--there..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 07 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 7

    Help the Poor Struggler

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    Around bleak Dartmoor, where the Hound of the Baskervilles once bayed, three children have been brutally murdered. Now Richard Jury of Scotland Yard joins forces with a hot-tempered local constable named Brian Macalvie to track down the killer. The trail begins at a desolate pub, Help the Poor Struggler. It leads straight to the estate of Lady Jessica, a 10-year-old orphaned heiress who lives with her mysterious uncle and ever-changing series of governesses.

    Kathi says: "Grimes sets a more serious tone--good listen"
    Grimes sets a more serious tone--good listen

    The last book or two in the series have seemed transitional in some ways, from the earlier books which were richly populated by all the eccentric char..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 8

    I Am the Only Running Footman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
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    In a rainy ditch in a Devon wood, a hitchhiker is found dead. Almost a year later, on another rainy night, another murder; this time, however, the victim is found just outside a pub called I Am the Only Running Footman, near Berkeley Square in London’s fashionable Mayfair District. Devon policeman Brian Macalvie is convinced that the two murders are connected. And thus, in his eighth case, Richard Jury is drawn into the so-called Porphyria killings.

    Kathi says: "Another solidly good mystery in the series"
    Another solidly good mystery in the series

    Martha Grimes again takes us into the world of Richard Jury, Scotland Yard inspector, and his friend, Melrose Plant (who gave up his titled position t..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 9

    The Five Bells and Bladebone: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
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    (45)
    Story
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    When a dismembered corpse is found in the compartments of an antique secretaire a abattant, Marshall Trueblood, recipient of the precious piece of furniture, is the first to protest: "I bought the desk, not the body, send it back" Who would want to kill Simon Lean, the greedy nephew of the wealthy Lady Summerston? Leave it to Superintendent Richard Jury of Scotland Yard to suggest a connection to the murder of brassy Limehouse lady named Sadie Driver, found dead near Wapping Old Stairs.

    Cynthia says: "Great Narration"
    Great Narration

    Steve West has really captured the voice of Richard Jury and associates. This is a wonderful narration and I really hope that he continues to narrate ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 20 2014 by Cynthia (Portland)
  • 10

    The Old Silent

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    (39)
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    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.

    Fran Foster says: "Too Much Music, Not Enough Mystery"
    Too Much Music, Not Enough Mystery

    Yes ~~ have been a fan of Martha Grimes and the Richard Jury series for over 20 years, but for some reason missed The Old Silent ~~ am now grateful fo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 25 2014 by Fran Foster (Georgia)
  • 11

    The Old Contemptibles: Richard Jury Mysteries, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    Following a passionate and troubled love affair with a pretty widow named Jane Holdsworth, Jury finds himself, unaccountably, a suspect in a murder investigation. Detained in London, Jury sends his friend Melrose Plant, former Earl of Caverness, to the Holdsworth family's Lake District home to pose as an eccentric librarian. Plant discovers that his catalogue cards contain less data on Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey than they do on tantalizing questions about the Holdsworths: What happened to Crabbe Holdsworth's first wife? What happened to his son, Graham?

    Linda Lou says: "AM I MISSING SOMETHING?"
    AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

    If Richard Jury would grow up. This story takes place about 10 years after the first on in this series and Jury seems to be getting dumber and more j..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 28 2014 by Linda Lou (Cave Creek, AZ USA)
  • 12

    The Horse You Came in On: Richard Jury, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    (37)
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    (35)
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    The murder is in America, but the call goes out to Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury. Accompanied by his aristocratic friend Melrose Plant and by Sergeant Wiggins, Jury arrives in Baltimore, Maryland, home of zealous Orioles fans, mouth-watering crabs, and Edgar Allen Poe. In his efforts to solve the case, Jury rubs elbows with a delicious and suspicious cast of characters, embarking on a trail that leads to a unique tavern called The Horse You Came in On.

    Hope says: "Dreadful narration"
    Dreadful narration

    I read Martha Grimes' Richard Jury books in the past, and I think I was less discerning then. I've been listening my way through the series on and of..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2014 by Hope (Colorado)
  • 13

    Rainbow's End

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    Overall
    (36)
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    (33)
    Story
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    When three women die of "natural causes" in London and the West Country, there appears to be no connection - or reason to suspect foul play. But Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury has other ideas, and before long he’s following his keen police instincts all the way to Santa Fe, New Mexico. There, in the company of a brooding 13-year-old girl and her pet coyote, he mingles with an odd assortment of characters and tangles with a twisted plot that stretches from England to the American Southwest.

    Claire says: "Wandered"
    Wandered

    I kept getting distracted, as it wandered a bit. I didn't give it the 5 stars I give most of my books.

    Reviewed on June 04 2014 by Claire (tustin, CA, United States)
  • 14

    The Case Has Altered: Richard Jury, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    Overall
    (37)
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    (32)
    Story
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    The sun, smoking behind a haze of cloud, threw off a light of burnished pewter. Mysteriously lit, it was as if the watery, colorless land refused drabness, stood determinedly against dimishment. This is a landscape that can easily deceive, a landscape that volunteers nothing, as if to say, You’re on your own, mate - much like the habitués of the only pub for miles around called The Case Has Altered.

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  • 15

    The Stargazey: Richard Jury, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    (29)
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    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.

    Janels says: "The most entertaining Grimes novel I've heard"
    The most entertaining Grimes novel I've heard

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2014 by Janels (Highlands Ranch, CO, United States)
  • 16

    The Lamorna Wink

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
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    Five years ago in Cornwall, two children disappeared from their beds and were found mysteriously drowned. When a woman is murdered nearby, the police look for a connection between the deaths.

    A User says: "Lamorna Wink"
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  • 17

    The Blue Last

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    • By Martha Grimes
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  • 18

    The Grave Maurice

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    • By Martha Grimes
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  • 19

    The Winds of Change: A Richard Jury Mystery

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
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    Declan Scott stood inside the room looking at Jury as if he were one more disappointment in a long list of them. Police, private investigators, all had failed to find the child Flora.

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  • 20

    The Old Wine Shades

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    • By Martha Grimes
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  • 21

    Dust

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    • By Martha Grimes
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  • 22

    The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Three months have passed since Richard Jury was left bereft and guilt- ridden after his lover's tragic auto accident, and he is now more wary than ever. He is deeply suspicious when requested on a case far out of his jurisdiction in an outlying village, where a young woman has been murdered behind the local pub. The only witness is the establishment's black cat, who gives neither crook nor clue as to the girl's identity or her killer's.

    Brad says: "Thoroughly Enjoyed Latest Edition to Series"
    Thoroughly Enjoyed Latest Edition to Series

    First, this was my first exposure to a Richard Jury mystery and the writer Martha Grimes. She is extremely prolific and has a huge portfolio of works..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2011 by Brad (Littleton, MA, United States)
  • 23

    Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    Richard Jury is meeting Tom Williamson at Vertigo 42, a bar on the 42nd floor of an office building in London’s financial district. Despite inconclusive evidence, Tom is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered 17 years ago. The inspector in charge of the case was sure Tess’ death was accidental - a direct result of vertigo - but the official police inquiry is still an open verdict and Jury agrees to re-examine the case.

    Alice says: "As always, Martha Grimes comes through"
    As always, Martha Grimes comes through

    Absolutely. The author always weaves an interesting story, and this time it has a great twist, in an extended reference to a classic movie.

    Reviewed on July 02 2014 by Alice ()