The Old Silent : A Richard Jury Novel

  • by Martha Grimes
  • Narrated by Steve West
  • Series: A Richard Jury Novel
  • 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the tenth murderous case for Richard Jury, the New Scotland Yard superintendent witnesses a killing in a West Yorkshire inn called the Old Silent, while his highborn, amateur colleague, Melrose Plant wishes to he could perform one as he drives his impossible Aunt Agatha to the Old Swan in Harrogate.
Caught up in a triple murder, Jury would go to any lengths to help Nell Healey, the lovely widow of one of the victims. But Nell Healey remains silent as the Yorkshire moors, quiet as the grave, while the scope of the mystery widens.

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Slow to getting to the point...

What disappointed you about The Old Silent?

I really wanted to like the story, but I have gotten used to Ms. Grimes love of pointless musing, irrelevant storylines, and flights of fancy of her characters. The dialogues in her stories can be frustrating at times, especially when you are not sure what this has to do with moving the story along. This story was 2 hours in and I was ready to pull my hair. All the internal dialogue, the witty repartee with no direction, and a whimsy that was very juvenile at times. It just took forever to get to the point.


What do you think your next listen will be?

Not, sure. Having a hard time finding anything right now.


Which character – as performed by Steve West – was your favorite?

I love Steve West, his performance is the only reason I kept reading


What character would you cut from The Old Silent?

Not so much the characters, but the dialogue.


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- Kindle Customer

At tightly twisted tale

This multidimensional murder investigation by a a notoriously famous and supremely self analytical detective inspector
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- Beverly Rowen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio