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The Case Has Altered Audiobook

The Case Has Altered: Richard Jury, Book 14

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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.

The Lincolnshire fenlands are the right setting for Richard Jury’s latest case, a mystifying double murder. The body of one woman is found on the wash; another woman lies floating in a canal in Windy Fen. Both women are connected with Fengate: Dorcas Reese, a servant; Verna Dunn, the louche ex-wife of the owner, Max Owen, a man with a passion for antiques. So when the principal suspect turns out to be Jenny Kennington, a woman Jury has long loved, he decides he needs someone inside Fengate, someone who can impersonate an antiques expert….

©1997 Martha Grimes (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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    Kathy Auberry, CA, United States 05-30-17
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    "classic martha grimes"

    not the most exciting of her books, so it tends to be a little long. But you get a closer look at Jury and Melrose, and of course Aunt Agatha!

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    Anonymous 07-30-17
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    Light, interesting, entertaining. This series introduced me to Steve West, who is among my favorite narrators--up there with Robin Sachs, Robert Glenister, Gerard Doyle, Guildart Jackson, Julian Rhind-Tutt and George Guidell.

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    A. Moose Bristol, VA USA 07-30-17
    A. Moose Bristol, VA USA 07-30-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Very good book, but a bit shallow"

    The best part of this book is Marshall Trueblood acting as a defense council in a trial brought by Aunt Agatha. As always Merlrose Plant is a delight and the scenes he is in are very good and interesting.

    I am however growing weary of Richard Jury and his long list of women, all of whom have secrets, are unattainable, and generally make him look a fool.

    The mystery is pretty good, but I actually was disappointed at the culprit.

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    "Good girl Martha ."

    I love Martha Grimes. I never just pick her writing apart. May she live forever.

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    Kimberly 01-12-15
    Kimberly 01-12-15
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    "The plot is great but take a bit long to wrap up"

    I am still a fan but the plots are getting a bit too fancy and complex.

    Also, at some point Jury and/ or Plant have to fall in love and get married.???? Right??

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