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    • The Knowledge

    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    Robbie Parsons is one of London's finest, a black cab driver who knows the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand - a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case. He knew one of the victims, a professor of astrophysics and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury enlists his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that involves Tanzanian gem mines, a closed Reno casino, and a hidden pub.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Drought over!

    • By Yankee Bookworm on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Man with a Load of Mischief

    • A Richard Jury Novel, Book 1
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 716
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 713

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series, but FYI

    • By DCinMI on 03-29-14

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Dust

    • Richard Jury, Book 21
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The once-charismatic Billy Maples was last seen in a club named Dust, before his murder in a trendy London hotel. Proving as inscrutable - and challenging - to Jury as the case is the beautiful chief inspecting officer. Before his death, Maples was a patron of London's finest art galleries and caretaker of author Henry James' house in Rye. It's there where Jury installs Melrose Plant, who takes his job to heart, as Jury closes in on the dark secrets behind Maples' friends and family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still wonderful!!!!

    • By TGR on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Blue Last

    • Richard Jury, Book 17
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    In The Blue Last, Richard Jury finally faces the last thing in the world he wants to deal with - the war that killed his mother, his father, his childhood. Mickey Haggerty, a DCI with the London City police, has asked for Jury's help. Two skeletons have been unearthed in the City during the excavation of London's last bombsite, where once a pub stood called the The Blue Last. Mickey believes that a child who survived the bombing has been posing for over 50 years as a child who didn't.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Jerusalem Inn

    • A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narrator

    • By Charles on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Anodyne Necklace

    • Richard Jury, Book 3
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is where it started to come together

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-29-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Old Fox Deceiv'd

    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • what genre is this?

    • By Stevon on 11-10-14

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Winds of Change

    • Richard Jury, Book 19
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    As he leans over the body of an unidentified five-year-old girl shot in the back on a shabby London street, Superintendent Richard Jury knows he'll be facing one of the saddest investigations of his life. His colleague DI Johnny Blakeley, head of the pedophile unit of NSY, thinks he knows where this child came from - an iniquitous house on that same street, owned by well-known financier Viktor Baumann and fronted by a woman named Murchison. Blakeley has been trying to wreck their operation for a long time.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Dirty Duck

    • A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love the novels, but the narrator!!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Horse You Came in On

    • Richard Jury, Book 12
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One Review Fits All

    • By R. Dubrow on 11-01-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Case Has Altered

    • Richard Jury, Book 14
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Narrator!

    • By Anonymous on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Black Cat

    • A Richard Jury Mystery
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyed Latest Edition to Series

    • By Brad on 07-22-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • I Am the Only Running Footman

    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 173

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another solidly good mystery in the series

    • By Kathi on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Five Bells and Bladebone

    • A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration

    • By Cyd on 01-20-14

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Lamorna Wink

    • Richard Jury, Book 16
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Detective Richard Jury is back in the 16th novel in Martha Grimes' extraordinary New York Times best-selling series - now enmeshed in a series of strange crimes and disappearances and an age-old tragedy that consumes his sidekick, Melrose Plant....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Melrose

    • By Pamela C. Alger on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Deer Leap

    • A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grimes sets a more serious tone--good listen

    • By Kathi on 03-07-14

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Grave Maurice

    • Richard Jury, Book 18
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    "Chew on this," says Melrose Plant to Richard Jury. Plant tells Jury of something he overheard in The Grave Maurice, a pub near the hospital. A woman told an intriguing story about a girl named Nell Ryder, granddaughter to the owner of the Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, who went missing more than a year before and has never been found. What is especially interesting to Plant is that Nell is also the daughter of Jury's surgeon. But Nell's disappearance isn't the only mystery at the Ryder farm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most Depressing.......But It Is a Good Book

    • By Traci on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Old Wine Shades

    • Richard Jury, Book 20
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    "The dog came back." "This is a joke, right?" "No, it isn't.... So do you want to hear the rest of it?" Dumbly, Jury nodded. The rest of it is told by Harry Johnson, a stranger who sits down next to Richard Jury as he's drinking in a London pub called the Old Wine Shades. Over three successive nights Harry spins this complicated story about a good friend of his whose wife and son (and dog) disappeared one day as they were viewing property in Surrey.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious in parts

    • By Sonny on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rainbow's End

    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Always interesting, but bad American stereotypes

    • By Janels on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Old Contemptibles

    • Richard Jury Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Martha Grimes
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The introduction of fascinating new characters!

    • By Waverley on 02-12-16

    Regular price: $22.66

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