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Trailer ↠´ Dust PDF by ✓ Martha Grimes I was so irritated, I may not read another one of Martha Grimes books again Richard Jury has taken a massive turn in his character which is hard to imagine What is with that I liked the boy, the dog, still really liked Plant, could tolerate his aunt, but the changes in Jury were hard to handle Combine that with the rambling, hard to follow, plot with no real ending and the book mostly flopped for me.
Annoying cliff hanger ending.
Not my favorite Jury Very different style compared to other books in the series It has a sense of force modernization, perhaps from the editor I ve sort of sworn off goodreads but this book was just so truly awful that I m writing about it Like a least one earlier reviewer, I used to read Martha Grimes and then got out of the habit I picked up this book a while back and decided it would be a nice light read God knows it was light but not so much on the nice Oh, warning, there will be spoilers here.
The writing wasn t great but I don t require that in a mystery What I do require is at least some vaguely believable plotting and understanding of timelines both of which were rather lacking here.
Possibly I missed some subtle joke but the forty year old woman who claimed to have met Hemingway in her youth was one of the first notes that struck me as off though that scene may have occurred after the English child and English superintendent discussed rappelling Hint it s abseiling in the UK Admittedly, I m not an expert about WWII but I m relatively certain that no members of the SS were smuggling their chlidren out of Germany either in 1939 or 1942 Certainly not among trains bearing Jewish children And, again, I don t claim to be an expert about police procedures but I sort of think an autopsy would be done on a murder victim, revealing what he had or hadn t eaten shortly before being killed One somewhat doubts that children of people working at Bletchley Park openly talked about their parents jobs as codebreakers during WWII It all than strained credulity but I stuck with the book because, well, I do The end has a Damn, I need to wrap this up feel to it and I m still vague on what motive the murderer s may have had But, honestly, what the hell How does such an utter piece of tripe get published, let alone become a bestseller I was so irritated, I may not read another one of Martha Grimes books again Richard Jury has taken a massive turn in his character which is hard to imagine What is with that I liked the boy, the dog, still really liked Plant, could tolerate his aunt, but the changes in Jury were hard to handle Combine that with the rambling, hard to follow, plot with no real ending and the book mostly flopped for me.
Annoying cliff hanger ending.
Not my favorite Jury Very different style compared to other books in the series It has a sense of force modernization, perhaps from the editor I ve sort of sworn off goodreads but this book was just so truly awful that I m writing about it Like a least one earlier reviewer, I used to read Martha Grimes and then got out of the habit I picked up this book a while back and decided it would be a nice light read God knows it was light but not so much on the nice Oh, warning, there will be spoilers here.
The writing wasn t great but I don t require that in a mystery What I do require is at least some vaguely believable plotting and understanding of timelines both of which were rather lacking here.
Possibly I missed some subtle joke but the forty year old woman who claimed to have met Hemingway in her youth was one of the first notes that struck me as off though that scene may have occurred after the English child and English superintendent discussed rappelling Hint it s abseiling in the UK Admittedly, I m not an expert about WWII but I m relatively certain that no members of the SS were smuggling their chlidren out of Germany either in 1939 or 1942 Certainly not among trains bearing Jewish children And, again, I don t claim to be an expert about police procedures but I sort of think an autopsy would be done on a murder victim, revealing what he had or hadn t eaten shortly before being killed One somewhat doubts that children of people working at Bletchley Park openly talked about their parents jobs as codebreakers during WWII It all than strained credulity but I stuck with the book because, well, I do The end has a Damn, I need to wrap this up feel to it and I m still vague on what motive the murderer s may have had But, honestly, what the hell How does such an utter piece of tripe get published, let alone become a bestseller I have read most of Grimes other novels featuring Richard Jury, and have generally enjoyed the characters and stories Not this one I could never figure out the connection to Henry James, except in the most obvious, pedestrian sense It felt like there were gaping holes in the plot, or maybe I am just not clever enough to get the subtleties And what was up with Jury Aguilar Their hook ups and really, what else were they were the least romantic, least passionate encounters I have read in years I only finished the book out of a sense of duty, and even the ending was completely baffling and unsatisifying Too bad, because I am usually happy to lose myself in Grimes stories This one, I just want to lose.
This is my absolutely favorite so far in the Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes One review describes it as a confection of a plot If you are seriously not into giving mystery series a chance, then you will probably not go for this, and deep literature it is not, but I found it to be a great read and I always marvel at how much research must go into settings This series has about 20 books, and each has a different background to the murder, all of which require some research Dust involves children that were shipped out of Germany during the war I have come to love the characters in this series, and in this book the characters get into some amusing discussions I also learned about the author Henry James, as a house that he lived in is central to the plot As in all mystery series, one has to read a couple to get familiar and attached to the repeating characters I suppose it is better to read in order because there are references to past events, but in this series I think I have been reading in random order Whichever book falls into my hands.
Grimes has written other books, all of which I enjoyed a lot.
Richard Jury Returns To The Back Streets And Back Rooms Of London In The New York Times Bestselling Series When An Old Friend Pulls Richard Jury Into The Investigation Of A Wealthy Bachelor S Murder, Jury S Not Sure What S Perplexing The Circumstances Of The Fellow S Death, The Conflicted Stories Of The Man S Past, Or The Motivations Of The Case S Lead Detective The Beautiful And Forbidding Lu Aguilar What Jury Is Sure Of Is That He S In Over His Head, Both With The Inscrutable And Challenging Aguilar And The False Leads Surrounding The Once Charismatic Billy Maples, Last Seen In A Club Named Dust A Web Of Clues Draws Jury To The Trendy Clerkenwell Galleries, Clubs, And Hotels, To The Dark Stories Behind Maples S Family, And To The Sussex Town Of Rye, Where Billy Had Temporarily Taken Up The Tenancy Of Lamb House, The Charming Home Where Henry James Composed His Three Masterworks And A Place With Secrets Of Its Own With Melrose Plant Investigating Lamb House, Aguilar Interceding, And The Appearance Of Maples S Mysterious Young Nephew, Scotland Yard S Finest And Now Infamous Will Need Every Bit Of His Intelligence And Quiet Charm To Crack The Case In this mystery Martha Grimes usess the novels of Henry James to develope her plot and provide psychological insight into a contemporary crime It is a compelling story and a wonderful read filled with memorable characters The segments set in Henry James home in Rye are wonderful and just might inspire me to tackle another James novel there is no doubt that Martha Grimes has a much deeper appreciation of his writing than I do A very clever mystery overlain by the life works of Henry James As always, I enjoyed the character of Melrose Plant I didn t really care for the latest twist in Jury s love life or the recurrence of the character of Harry Johnson.
Billy Maples is found shot to death on the balcony of his room at The Zetter, a trendy restaurant with rooms in Clerkenwell The person to discover the body is young Benny Keegan, the lad who, along with his dog Sparky, once saved Richard Jury s life So naturally, Benny calls Jury When Jury arrives, he finds detectives from Islington police station already in attendance, including DI Lu Aguilar Since Jury knows Billy s grandfather, the Bletchley Park codebreaker Sir Oswald Maples, Aguilar lets him in on the investigation Billy had been the resident caretaker of the National Trust property Lamb House in Rye, Sussex, where once Henry James lived and wrote his three greatest works Jury dispatches Melrose Plant to Rye to take up the position under cover of doing the National Trust a favour Jury wants Plant to find out what it was that attracted Billy to Lamb House, and what, if any, connection Lamb House had to Billy s death.
I see that Dust has garnered mixed reviews I enjoyed it I realized partway in that I had missed Jury and Wiggins, Plant and the other denizens of Long Piddleton, a great deal than I d thought.
The mystery of who killed Billy Maples is engrossing, and I certainly didn t see the twist coming I totally missed the vital clue, as well I don t know what Henry James has to do with the whole thing I freely admit that I ve read only a couple of James s works, and I found The Ambassadors unbearable, though that might have to do with the circumstances at the time Overall, an enjoyable read for me, like seeing old friends after a long absence.


This is my absolutely favorite so far in the Richard Jury series by Martha Grimes One review describes it as a confection of a plot If you are seriously not into giving mystery series a chance, then you will probably not go for this, and deep literature it is not, but I found it to be a great read and I always marvel at how much research must go into settings This series has about 20 books, and each has a different background to the murder, all of which require some research Dust involves children that were shipped out of Germany during the war I have come to love the characters in this series, and in this book the characters get into some amusing discussions I also learned about the author Henry James, as a house that he lived in is central to the plot As in all mystery series, one has to read a couple to get familiar and attached to the repeating characters I suppose it is better to read in order because there are references to past events, but in this series I think I have been reading in random order Whichever book falls into my hands.
Grimes has written other books, all of which I enjoyed a lot.
I have read most of Grimes other novels featuring Richard Jury, and have generally enjoyed the characters and stories Not this one I could never figure out the connection to Henry James, except in the most obvious, pedestrian sense It felt like there were gaping holes in the plot, or maybe I am just not clever enough to get the subtleties And what was up with Jury Aguilar Their hook ups and really, what else were they were the least romantic, least passionate encounters I have read in years I only finished the book out of a sense of duty, and even the ending was completely baffling and unsatisifying Too bad, because I am usually happy to lose myself in Grimes stories This one, I just want to lose.
In this mystery Martha Grimes usess the novels of Henry James to develope her plot and provide psychological insight into a contemporary crime It is a compelling story and a wonderful read filled with memorable characters The segments set in Henry James home in Rye are wonderful and just might inspire me to tackle another James novel there is no doubt that Martha Grimes has a much deeper appreciation of his writing than I do A very clever mystery overlain by the life works of Henry James As always, I enjoyed the character of Melrose Plant I didn t really care for the latest twist in Jury s love life or the recurrence of the character of Harry Johnson.
Billy Maples is found shot to death on the balcony of his room at The Zetter, a trendy restaurant with rooms in Clerkenwell The person to discover the body is young Benny Keegan, the lad who, along with his dog Sparky, once saved Richard Jury s life So naturally, Benny calls Jury When Jury arrives, he finds detectives from Islington police station already in attendance, including DI Lu Aguilar Since Jury knows Billy s grandfather, the Bletchley Park codebreaker Sir Oswald Maples, Aguilar lets him in on the investigation Billy had been the resident caretaker of the National Trust property Lamb House in Rye, Sussex, where once Henry James lived and wrote his three greatest works Jury dispatches Melrose Plant to Rye to take up the position under cover of doing the National Trust a favour Jury wants Plant to find out what it was that attracted Billy to Lamb House, and what, if any, connection Lamb House had to Billy s death.
I see that Dust has garnered mixed reviews I enjoyed it I realized partway in that I had missed Jury and Wiggins, Plant and the other denizens of Long Piddleton, a great deal than I d thought.
The mystery of who killed Billy Maples is engrossing, and I certainly didn t see the twist coming I totally missed the vital clue, as well I don t know what Henry James has to do with the whole thing I freely admit that I ve read only a couple of James s works, and I found The Ambassadors unbearable, though that might have to do with the circumstances at the time Overall, an enjoyable read for me, like seeing old friends after a long absence.