The Stargazey

The Stargazey

A Richard Jury Mystery

Book - 1999
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After a luminous blonde leaves, reboards, then leaves the double-decker bus Richard Jury is on, he follows her to the gates of Fulham Palace...and goes no further. Days later, when he hears of the death in the palace's walled garden, Jury will wonder if he could have averted it. But is the victim the same woman Jury saw? As he and Melrose Plant follow the complex case from the Crippsian depths of London's East End to the headier heights of Mayfair's art scene, Jury will realize that in this captivating woman--dead or alive--he may have finally met his match...
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 1999, c1988.
ISBN: 9780451408976
Characteristics: 419 pages ;,18 cm.


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Jul 26, 2020

Another Martha Grimes novel with Richard Jury and Melrose Plant. This story covers Melrose Plant and his landed gentry lifestyle. Two wayward young girls captivate the story: Linda Pink and Pansy Fabricant. So many lively characters such as Mona Dresser, Sergeant Alfred Wiggins, Marshall Trueblood, Beatrice Slocum, and Diane Demorney. Where does Martha Grimes find these names? The story centers on a woman professional killer and her actions. The story also enters the world of painting and the thief of a priceless painting. The art description lands a little too heavy for this simple-minded reader. This novel reiterates Jury’s failure with women and so many of his loves that have died. Melrose Plant and his journey into a “Men’s Club” provides many laughs. The Cripps family brings laughter and sadness to the reader, knowing that this type of family does exist. Martha Grimes portrays a beautiful novel loaded with wonderful characters and lengthy description.

Mardian Feb 22, 2016

Always satisfying and entertaining and I NEVER guess the whole story. She continues to include children - sometimes endearing, mostly not.

Sep 16, 2014

There is no option to resize the text and the text on the right is cut off,


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natasha37 Oct 11, 2013

Like a black bird, the woman fell into the powdery snow, sending up puffs like white exhaust

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