The Old Contemptibles
By Martha Grimes
(Onyx, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451412133, 384pp.)
Publication Date: April 4, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
Categories: Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
The rainy day on which they meet sets the tone for Jury’s romance with a mysteriously troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth. The passionate affair comes to a crashing halt when Jane is found dead. As an investigation ensues—with Jury a suspect—he realizes how little he knew about Jane, her teenage son, and her contentious family. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant to pose as a librarian at the Holdsworths’ Lake District home, where the secrets that rise to the surface threaten to pull the clan under....
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Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and The Train Now Departing.
“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
“As always, Grimes’s characters are gems, and her writing is as witty as ever.” —USA Today