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Title:
The stargazey : a Richard Jury mystery
Author:
Grimes, Martha.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1999.

©1998
Physical Description:
581 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786217885

9780786217892
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

On a bleak November day, Richard Jury rides old double-decker bus #14 travelling to Fulham Road when a woman boards the bus in front of the Stargazey pub, leaves, reboards, and leaves again. Curious, he follows her to the gates of Fulham Palace. Had he gone beyond the gates, he might have averted a murder and later another at a crusty old men's club. Jury and his band of loopy eccentrics have some serious detecting to do...


Author Notes

Martha Grimes was born on May 2, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Maryland.

The idea for Martha Grimes' first British detective novel, The Man with a Load of Mischief (1981), was inspired by the name of a British pub she noticed while leafing through a travel book. A longtime Anglophile, she has continued to use a British pub as both the title and part of the setting in each subsequent novel in the series which features Scotland Yard Detective Richard Jury, his assistant, Melrose Plant, and Plant's interfering Aunt Agatha. The Anodyne Necklace (1983) won her the Nero Wolfe Award. Her other works include The Stargazey, The Case Has Been Altered, The End of the Pier, Biting the Moon, and Dust. Her title, Vertigo 42, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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