Detective Richard Jury is back in the 16th novel in Martha Grimes' extraordinary New York Times best-selling series - now enmeshed in a series of strange crimes and disappearances and an age-old tragedy that consumes his sidekick, Melrose Plant....
Because I am a great Melrose Plant fan, this is my favorite of the Jury series. (Full disclosure - Richard Jury has begun to really bore me) The characters, the interactions and the atmosphere of the story remind me of Grimes early books in the series and remind me why I loved the series in its earlier days. Since for me Plant is by far the most interesting character in the series, this book with its limited appearance by Jury (who seems less suicidally depressed than in some of later books) is almost perfect. If only the rest of the Long Piddleton gang had been part of the story, I would have been totally in heaven.
The narrator is fine. The voices fit fine with the voices I had in my head when reading the novel.
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I usually love Martha Grimes, but this book was not enjoyable I do not recommend it
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What did you love best about The Lamorna Wink?
Some of Melrose Plants' history was revealed.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Richard Drury because he helped move the story along.
What about Steve West’s performance did you like?
He sounds like Richard Drury and Melrose Plant to me.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The Worst Kind of Murder
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