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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2014 Martha Grimes (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
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4 out of 5 stars
By R. Dubrow on 11-01-15

One Review Fits All

I have mowed through the first eleven and well into the 12th now, First, the driving force is Steve West's narration. I give five stars for every performance. The scene descriptions and the subtlety of observation is first rate. I also greatly enjoy when the reader can listen into Jury or Plant's internal voice.
I'm not sure if I'm missing something by listening and not reading, but I never have much of an idea what's going on with the mystery itself. Am I following Jury now or Plant? Why is he there? How do Plant and Jury communicate with each other? A plan is afoot, but I don't feel that the reader is let in on it. Each story, I'm convinced that I'll keep track of the mystery, but within 45 minutes I just rely on Mr. West to simply entertain me,.
One feature I like is that the mystery winds up and then there's a lengthy epilogue that leads you toward the next book in the series.
It's nice to read stories not loaded with angst. I never can get enough of the scenes when Cyril agitates Racer.
I hope I have motivated you to start the series.

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1 out of 5 stars
By K Hayg on 04-16-18

Too Convoluted for Me to Enjoy

Would you ever listen to anything by Martha Grimes again?

I have and will continue to listen to/read Martha Grimes' books!

Any additional comments?

I do have problems following some of Ms. Grimes' plots and characters. For me, sometimes many is too much. But I DO enjoy the majority of her Richard Jury stories, although there are moments when I feel as though I come into some characters' lives in the middle of some scenario that I missed.

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