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Publisher's Summary

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 - if that stone-cold body on the slipway is really Sadie. Not even her brother, Tommy, on a visit from Gravesend, can swear to it.

©2002 Martha Grimes (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio

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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 the rest of the series.

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  • 04-30-18

Diabolical !

What a diabolical imagination! Obfuscation all the way in this one which has a murder in the country and one in a transitional neighborhood in London that are totally connected. The happy ending part of me wishes that the orphaned brother and the totally bereft grandmother could be left together.
Steve West does a remarkable narration with this one.

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Decent story in the series

Where does The Five Bells and Bladebone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

2.5; kept losing the thread of the story

What did you like best about this story?

The premise of a double -double jeopardy

Which scene was your favorite?

When Jervis wins by default

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No it sort of meandered

Any additional comments?

Love the series and love the narrator, Steve West

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love this series!

I feel as though all the main characters are family. Low key. Great read. wonderful.