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The Lamorna Wink

Richard Jury, Book 16
Narrated by: Steve West
Series: A Richard Jury Novel, Book 16
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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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....

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  • Pamela C. Alger
  • 28-09-2016

Love Melrose

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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  • marilyn
  • 15-10-2017

Depressing

I usually love Martha Grimes, but this book was not enjoyable I do not recommend it

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  • Yonika N. Glover
  • 31-05-2020

A nice surprise

I love Richard Jury but it was wonderful spending a few days “alone” with the equally loved Melrose Plant. Enjoyed much!

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  • ili pika
  • 04-02-2020

Audio quality lacking

I am slowly revisiting these books, having read most of them many years ago. This is one of my all-time favorite series.

Beyond the first, maybe half dozen entries, these books become much less about the mystery and much, much more about the characters. While that is frustrating to some readers, I don't mind at all. Especially with these audio versions, it's a bit like visiting with old friends, hearing their news, thoughts and feelings, etc. The mystery provides some structure for that to take place around.

One note on this book, the audio quality of this Audible publication is significantly poorer than the previous books. Steve West's narration is still spot on, but his voice has a muddy quality and his volume has dips and spikes, something I believe could have evened out by post-production technology.

I'm certainly glad to have Martha Grimes in my library and hope that the production improves with the next book.

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  • 205Books
  • 15-03-2019

Another winner from a reliable author

I thoroughly enjoyed this finely wrought story. The characters are completely believable and with depths of character and compassionate that add dimension. Full of twists and turns, this story entertains and at the same time doesn't hold back from the reality of brutality and sorrow every "copper" has to deal with.

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  • Traci
  • 07-09-2016

Needs More Drury

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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  • Janet Brown
  • 11-12-2019

Cornish not Cornwellian, please.

I know this is written by an American but she does make some rather odd mistakes. I love Richard Jury but a lot of things jar to an English person. Cornish, not Cornwellian, Clotted cream in a CreamTea, not Double cream. Little things but they do jar.

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