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The Resource The winds of change : a Richard Jury mystery, Martha Grimes

The winds of change : a Richard Jury mystery, Martha Grimes

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The winds of change : a Richard Jury mystery
Title
The winds of change
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a Richard Jury mystery
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Martha Grimes
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eng
Summary
Declan Scott stood inside the room looking at Jury as if he were one more disappointment in a long list of them. Police, private investigators-all had failed to find the child Flora. Brian Macalvie of the Devon and Cornwell police takes this failure especially hard
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  • His hospital experience (Grave Maurice, 2002) may still be fresh in his mind, but Scotland Yard’s Richard Jury wastes no time in involving himself in another case, the murder of an anonymous five-year-old girl, shot in the back. Who could have done such a thing? When he learns that the child was found near a house frequented by pedophiles, he’s convinced there’s a link. His suspicions grow stronger when the man supposedly behind the operation turns out to be the father of a child who mysteriously disappeared three years before from a country estate. Intuition isn’t proof, however, and Jury enlists the aid of his friend Melrose Plant, Lord Ardry, to help him work through the connections. Discussions frequently bring either or both to a local pub, called the Winds of Change. Grimes works in her usual complement of British literary allusions and smartly juxtaposes Plant’s easygoing manner and sardonic wit (his unintentional ability to provoke contrariness in children and animals is laugh-out-loud funny) against Jury’s somewhat solemn, ruminative personality. As it turns out, nothing is quite what it seems at the beginning in this stellar entry in an outstanding series. -- Stephanie Zvirin (BookList, 08-01-2004, p1870)
  • For Richard Jury, the death of his cousin—apparently his one link to his childhood—generates "an emptiness that he hadn't seen coming" and supplies an existential, melancholic subtext to this 19th outing for the New Scotland Yard detective (after 2002's The Grave Maurice ). Bestseller Grimes's finely written, if at times baffling, novel is propelled by an unthinkably horrific crime: an unidentified five-year-old girl is shot dead in a London street. Her autopsy reveals sexual abuse and leads to a London pedophile ring. The girl may be connected to Flora, the abducted child of a particularly loathsome businessman, Viktor Baumann. Three years earlier, during a nasty custody battle with Baumann's ex-wife, four-year-old Flora was kidnapped near her home in Devon. When the unidentified body of a woman turns up on the estate of Flora's putative stepfather, Declan Scott, the convoluted plot begins to come together. Fans will welcome the appearance of Jury's gaggle of humorously eccentric friends and neighbors, including Melrose Plant, who goes undercover as a gardener to ferret out information. In the end, Grimes fails to connect the dots as well as she might have, but that won't prevent this engaging novel from hitting lots of bestseller lists. Agent, Peter Lampack. 8-city author tour. (Aug. 19) --Staff (Reviewed July 26, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 30, p41)
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127122
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DLC
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Grimes, Martha
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R48998
LC item number
W56 2004
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Richard Jury - book 19
Series volume
19
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  • Jury, Richard (Fictitious character)
  • Girls
  • Police
  • England
  • Girls
  • England
  • Girls
  • Jury, Richard (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • England
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a Richard Jury mystery
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The winds of change : a Richard Jury mystery, Martha Grimes
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25 cm.
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407 pages
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9780670033270
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2004052636
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(OCoLC)55596812
Label
The winds of change : a Richard Jury mystery, 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
25 cm.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9780670033270
Lccn
2004052636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55596812

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