Did Jane Galloway commit suicide or was she murdered? Melrose Plant attempts to determine the identity of Jane's mysterious visitor on the night of her death. Was it Alex's sultry grandmother, Genevieve? Jane's sister, Madeline? Francis Fellows? Or the doctor, Maurice Kingsley?
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As the contracts director for Ballantine, most of my work is finished before a manuscript ever arrives on an editor's desk. Because of that, I have to rely on my colleagues to tell me about authors they feel I would like to read. Recently while in a meeting, I let it slip that I had never read Martha Grimes. Immediately I was told that I had to, that I would love her -- and I was asked if I had lived under a rock. Since I had a long train trip ahead of me, I said I would try her -- and someone volunteered a copy THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES from their office. I am hooked!!!. Richard Jury and his friends are such a smart, eccentric, and funny bunch that I ordered Martha Grimes' other books the morning after my train ride.
--Amelia Zalcman, Director of Contracts
"The author keeps us enthralled with the rich interior and exterior lives of her characters in this emotionally stormy family saga."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
When Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury is drawn into a brief affair with a troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth, her subsequent death makes him a suspect in her murder. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant, eighth Earl of Caverness to the Lake District to pry open the Holdsworth family's locked box of secrets. Plant does what he is bidden, in his own particular style, and what he uncovers is a shocking sheaf of surprises about the death-prone Holdsworth clan and its growing number of orphans....
"As always, Grimes' characters are gems, and her writting is as witty as ever."
Selected by the Literary Guild and the Mystery Guild
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Buchbeschreibung Headline, 1991. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. 408 Seiten schief gelesen, Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! CN620 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 136. Artikel-Nr. 426112
Buchbeschreibung Headline, 1991. 408 Seiten Gebraucht-/Antiquariatsexemplar. Gebräunt. Zustand unter Berücksichtigung des Alters gut. 01433 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 230 17,3 x 10,9 x 3,0 cm, Broschiert. Artikel-Nr. 60175
Buchbeschreibung London: Headline Book Publishing PLC, 1991. 19 cm, kart., 408 Seiten , Seiten leicht gebräunt, Einbandkanten teils bestoßen, guter Zustand, Arrows point in all directions. And in the case of the death of Jane Holdsworth, one is aimed right at Richard Jury, among the last people known to have seen her alive. Having been romantically involved with the victim, Jury finds himself one of the suspects, and temporarily suspended from the Force. (vom Buchrücken) 1e3b ISBN-Nummer: 747236984 Bei dem eingefügten Bild handelt es sich um das eingescannte Buch aus meinem Bestand. Bei Bestellungen Werktags bis 12,00 Uhr erfolgt der Versand in der Regel noch am selben Tag, ansonsten am folgenden Werktag. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 300. Artikel-Nr. 2854