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Old Contemptibles (1992)
Front Cover Book Details
Author
Martha Grimes
Gregory A. Ewald
Publication Date 1/22/1992
Format Paperback
Publisher Ballantine Books
Plot
"The author keeps us enthralled with the rich interior and exterior lives of her characters in this emotionally stormy family saga."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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."
USA TODAY
Selected by the Literary Guild and the Mystery Guild
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 190
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
Barnes & Noble
Product Details
ISBN 0345374568
Cover Price $6.99
Nr of Pages 304
First Edition No
Rare No