Old Contemptibles by Martha GrimesOld Contemptibles by Martha Grimes

Old Contemptibles

byMartha Grimes

Mass Market Paperback | January 22, 1992

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"The author keeps us enthralled with the rich interior and exterior lives of her characters in this emotionally stormy family saga."
When Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury is drawn into a brief affair with a troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth, her subsequent death makes him a suspect in her murder. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant, eighth Earl of Caverness to the Lake District to pry open the Holdsworth family's locked box of secrets. Plant does what he is bidden, in his own particular style, and what he uncovers is a shocking sheaf of surprises about the death-prone Holdsworth clan and its growing number of orphans....
"As always, Grimes' characters are gems, and her writting is as witty as ever."
Selected by the Literary Guild and the Mystery Guild
Martha Grimes is one of the few authors left carrying on the British detective mystery tradition, and doing it well. Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury and sidekick Melrose Plant continue to enthrall readers with their clever, darkly humorous crime-solving careers.
Title:Old ContemptiblesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.7 inPublished:January 22, 1992Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345374568

ISBN - 13:9780345374561

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After entering into an affair with a troubled widow, Richard Jury becomes a suspect in a murder investigation and sends his friend, Melrose Plant, to Scotland to probe into the sordid history of the victim's family. Reprint. NYT.