The Old Silent ebook
by Martha Grimes
Martha Grimes (born May 2, 1931) is an American writer of detective fiction. She is best known for a series featuring Richard Jury, a Scotland Yard inspector.
Martha Grimes (born May 2, 1931) is an American writer of detective fiction. Grimes was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to William Dermit Grimes, Pittsburgh's city solicitor, and June Dunnington, who owned the Mountain Lake Hotel in Western Maryland, where Martha and her brother spent much of their childhood. Grimes earned her .
The tenth book in the Richard Jury series, 1989. She was sitting at a table in the corner, the only other occupant. With her dinner she was reading a book, and she did not lift her eyes from it when Jury walked in and sat down. and my cats, Felix and Emily. who have all entered the old silence. No orchard's the worse for the wintriest storm; But one thing about it, it mustn't get warm.
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The message at the Old Silent had directed him to call Melrose Plant, who had told him what had happened. As he listened, Jury wondered if it were he, if it were his own blurred eyesight that was causing the squares of glass to waver
The message at the Old Silent had directed him to call Melrose Plant, who had told him what had happened. As he listened, Jury wondered if it were he, if it were his own blurred eyesight that was causing the squares of glass to waver. He was furious with himself now, after Plant had rung off, for not asking for more particulars.
Martha Grimes was born on May 2, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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.
As always, Martha Grimes does a good job of developing the plot and leading the reader through her paces with her vivid . I love that Martha Grimes keeps all her characters alive in her books. The old Silent has a story to tell as all Inns would if they could talk
As always, Martha Grimes does a good job of developing the plot and leading the reader through her paces with her vivid descriptions of characters and her well-written dialogues. Still, in spite of the fact that she is pretty straightforward in telling the story, she manages to pull off a surprise at the end, even though she had given us an important clue and fair warning earlier in the book. The old Silent has a story to tell as all Inns would if they could talk. And Jury and Melrose get involved in a murder with many twists and turns and a child or two to spice up the mystery.
So my boss brought "The Old Silent" in for me to read.
Feeling burned out, Jury takes an unplanned stopover in Yorkshire and books a room at a cozy inn called the Old Silent. After getting over the sleight of Christie, I agreed to try one of Grimes' books. So my boss brought "The Old Silent" in for me to read. I realized that I was begining in the middle of a series, so I wasn't too put off by not knowing certain things that weren't explained (like the relationships between many of the characters in the begining).
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