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The Five Bells and Bladebone When a dismembered corpse is found in the compartments of an antique secretaire a abattant, Marshall Trueblood, recipient of the precious piece of furniture, is the first to protest I bought the desk, not the body, send it back Who would want to kill Simon Lean, the greedy nephew of the wealthy Lady Summerston Leave it to Superintendent Richard Jury of Scotland Yard to suggest a connection to the murder of brassy Limehouse lady named Sadie Driver, found dead near Wapping Old Stairsif that stone cold body on the slipway is really Sadie Not even her brother, Tommy, on a visit from Gravesend, can swear to it


About the Author: Martha Grimes

Martha Grimes is an American author of detective fiction.She was born May 2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to D.W., a city solicitor, and to June, who owned the Mountain Lake Hotel in Western Maryland where Martha and her brother spent much of their childhood Grimes earned her B.A and M.A at the University of Maryland She has taught at the University of Iowa, Frostburg State University, and Montgomery College.Grimes is best known for her series of novels featuring Richard Jury, an inspector with Scotland Yard, and his friend Melrose Plant, a British aristocrat who has given up his titles Each of the Jury mysteries is named after a pub Her page turning, character driven tales fall into the mystery subdivision of cozies In 1983, Grimes received the Nero Wolfe Award for best mystery of the year for The Anodyne Necklace.The background to Hotel Paradise is drawn on the experiences she enjoyed spending summers at her mother s hotel in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland One of the characters, Mr Britain, is drawn on Britten Leo Martin, Sr, who then ran Marti s Store which he owned with his father and brother Martin s Store is accessible by a short walkway from Mountain Lake, the site of the former Hotel, which was torn down in 1967.She splits her time between homes in Washington, D.C., and Santa Fe, New Mexico.



10 thoughts on “The Five Bells and Bladebone

  1. Deb Deb says:

    I always look forward to reading Martha Grimes, and I was especially eager to shake off the taste of an inane mystery romance I d just finished This 9th installment in the Richard Jury series started off really well Jury is finally getting


  2. Julie Durnell Julie Durnell says:

    It was ok, but way too many plotlines characters going on The map was nice but would have benefitedwith a character listing instead.


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Perhaps this is just not a mystery one can read whilst reading 3 other books The vast character list was confusing, and I confess that I was quite lost by the end of the book too confused to care about the solution to the crime.


  4. Laurie Laurie says:

    Meh I got a bit lost about halfway through but kept reading hoping I get back on track I did but I could have just as well stopped at that halfway point Not very interesting or well crafted.


  5. Teddi Teddi says:

    100% better than the last 2 books The flow was much smoother although the author is bit hard to follow if you don t take your time I was very happy to see this one take place back in the original village with all the original characters.I think one really must read t


  6. ShanDizzy ShanDizzy says:

    Melrose adjusted his gold rimmed spectacles and settled in for a session with the Times crossword It was propped against his copy of Rimbaud, which in turn was positioned atop Polly Praed s latest thriller, The Nine Barristers The crossword was a little like a lettuce leaf


  7. Lizzytish Lizzytish says:

    A great start with Agatha suing the butcher due to his fake pig colliding with her car Also, when a secretary desk is opened, a body is hidden inside I still can t picture that A woman is killed in London, and yes Surprise The murders are connected The ending left me confused I gu


  8. Jackson Matthews Jackson Matthews says:

    Things are pretty tangled up it is hard to know for whom to root


  9. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    It has beenthan a year since I last had a visit with one of my favorite detectives, Richard Jury The 9th book in Martha Grimes mystery series has Jury heading off for a little R R in Long Piddleton with friend and sidekick Melrose Plant Of course, his vacation quickly comes to an end when a bod


  10. Pamela Mclaren Pamela Mclaren says:

    A wonderful story as all Martha Grimes characters gather Jury is in town and on hand as antiquarian Marshall Townsend receives a delivery of a piece of furniture only thing There s a body in it The body is Simon Lean a known philanderer who is married to a Hannah, wealthy, laid back and apparently abo


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