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The Resource The old contemptibles, Martha Grimes

The old contemptibles, Martha Grimes

Label
The old contemptibles
Title
The old contemptibles
Statement of responsibility
Martha Grimes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the lady he had hoped to marry is murdered, Richard Jury becomes a suspect in the investigation and sends his friend, Melrose Plant, to Scotland to probe into the sordid history of the victim's family
Member of
Summary
Following a passionate and troubled love affair with a pretty widow named Jane Holdsworth, Jury finds himself, unaccountably, a suspect in a murder investigation. Detained in London, Jury sends his friend Melrose Plant, former Earl of Caverness, to the Holdsworth family's Lake District home to pose as an eccentric librarian. Plant discovers that his catalogue cards contain less data on Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey than they do on tantalizing questions about the Holdsworths: What happened to Crabbe Holdsworth's first wife? What happened to his son, Graham? What happened to the cook Annie? And what might happen to the two children, favorites of rich old Adam Holdworth, who prefers the ambience of a swank retirement home, Castle Howe, where he and the elegant Lady Cray can drive the staff crazy?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031391
Cataloging source
IHI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grimes, Martha
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R48998
LC item number
O5 1992
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Richard Jury mysteries
Series volume
0011
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  • Jury, Richard (Fictitious character)
  • London (England)
  • England
  • Mystery
  • Detective and mystery stories
Target audience
adult
Label
The old contemptibles, Martha Grimes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st U.S. Ballantine books ed.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780345374561
Lccn
90048647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)25506829
Label
The old contemptibles, Martha Grimes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st U.S. Ballantine books ed.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780345374561
Lccn
90048647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)25506829

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