The Horse You Came in on

The Horse You Came in on

A Richard Jury Mystery

Book - 1993
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Mourning the death of his lover, Scotland yard Superintendent Richard Jury throws himself into a new case involving three seemingly unrelated murders and a literary forgery in Baltimore, Maryland

Blackwell North Amer
Richard Jury is supposed to be on holiday when the telephone call comes. And in any case, what has sudden death on American soil to do with an English police superintendent? But when the victim turns out to be British by birth, and to have a distant connection with Jury's old acquaintance Lady Cray, he reluctantly pries himself loose from his pint at the Jack and Hammer. Enlisting the aid of aristocratic Melrose Plant, and accompanied by Sergeant Wiggins (fortified against the unknown and menacing germs of intercontinental travel), Jury crosses the Atlantic.
Baltimore turns out to have many attractions - not the least of which is avant-garde novelist Ellen Taylor, last encountered in Yorkshire at the Old Silent inn. Ellen is painfully engaged in finishing her new book, but takes time out to introduce the trio to the delights of the city - football, Poe, Bromo-Seltzer, and a bar called The Horse You Came In On.
Literary larceny, dubious descendants, football franchises. Murder. These are the elements in a complex puzzle set by Martha Grimes in Jury's twelfth case, marked by the riches of characterization, wit, and suspense her readers look forward to. In the words of the first advance review, from Kirk us, "Nobody will rise from this table still hungry."

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Mourning the death of his lover, Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury throws himself into a new case--involving three seemingly unrelated murders and a literary forgery in Baltimore, Maryland. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1993
ISBN: 9780679425236
0679425233
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY GRIME

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Jul 05, 2016

But then with her looks and brains I imagine it's too much to expect her to be virtuous too.

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Jul 05, 2016

It is not enough that I succeed, but you fail. Gore Vidal.

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Jul 05, 2016

Richard Jury is always up to the murder solving task. Happily this time Melrose Plant assists with great success.

The ending is a little odd.

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