A Richard Jury Novel
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  • 1
    The Man with a Load of Mischief: A Richard Jury Novel, Book 1 | Martha Grimes

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

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    • 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....

    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 | Martha Grimes

    The Old Fox Deceiv'd

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    • By Martha Grimes
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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?

    Waited so long

    For Martha Grimes Jury series on Audible, I love this series and it only gets better. However, the narrator is all wrong, he misses the wit and nuance..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2013 by Amazon Customer (East Hartford, CT, United States)
  • 3
    The Anodyne Necklace: Richard Jury, Book 3 | Martha Grimes

    The Anodyne Necklace: Richard Jury, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
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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.

    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 | Martha Grimes

    The Dirty Duck: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
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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.

    Love the novels, but the narrator!!!!

    He is hit and miss, if West would just stop trying to sound like a woman, uhg!

    This isn't the best story in the series, but i still enjoyed..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2013 by Amazon Customer (East Hartford, CT, United States)
  • 5
    Jerusalem Inn: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 5 | Martha Grimes

    Jerusalem Inn: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
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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.

    Great Narrator

    Very high up. I enjoyed listening to West's narration almost as much as I do Davina Porter... may Her Voice never fail..

    The narrator is cr..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2013 by Charles Fearneyhough (Olympia, WA)
  • 6
    The Deer Leap: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 6 | Martha Grimes

    The Deer Leap: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
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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.

    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 | Martha Grimes

    Help the Poor Struggler

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
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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.

    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 | Martha Grimes

    I Am the Only Running Footman

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
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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.

    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 | Martha Grimes

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
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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.

    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 Cyd (Portland)
  • 10
    The Old Silent | Martha Grimes

    The Old Silent

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

    Slow to getting to the point...

    I really wanted to like the story, but I have gotten used to Ms. Grimes love of pointless musing, irrelevant storylines, and flights of fancy of her c..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2014 by Kindle Customer (United States)
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