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1 Grimes, Martha Cold Flat Junction
New York Viking Press 2001 0670894915 / 9780670894918 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Illustrated by Hopper, Edward [cover]

Spine slightly slanted. DJ has edgewear and creasing at spine and flap ends and edgewear along flap edges. A bright, attractive copy.

"Twelve-year-old Emma Graham, the heroine of Hotel Paradise, continues her compelling inquiry into the suspicious drowning 40 years ago of another twelve-year-old in Spirit Lake, near the Hotel Paradise, the once-fashionable resort belonging to the Graham family. Emma Graham's quirky, mysterious story is spun out of old secrets and varnished truths. She is determined to find answers to the questions that surround not only the 'accidental' drowning, but also to two unsolved murders that wind back to it. Emma's pursuit of the truth about these three 'tragedies' is much more than an inquiry into murder; it's the story of how she delivers herself from the confusion of childhood. It is (as she says more than once) 'my story.'"; 7" - 9" Tall
006719 
Price: 8.25 USD

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2 Grimes, Martha I Am the Only Running Footman (A Richard Jury Mystery)
New York Dell Publishing 1990 0440139244 / 9780440139249 Mass Market Paperback Very Good- 


Spine slightly slanted with one crease, minor edgewear and bumping. A bright, attractive copy.

"Not far from a fashionable Mayfair pub called I Am the Only Running Footman lies the body of a blond shopgirl. She has been strangled with her own scarf - a fact that reminds Scotland Yard's Richard Jury of an unsolved murder in Devon, where the irascible local constable Brian Macalvie presides. Macalvie is convinced the two deaths are connected. Jury has nothing to tie them together but the fatal scarves. . . until he visits the stately home of his only suspect. And there, amid marble halls and venerable family portraits, he finds a thread of tragedy that may lead him to yet another victim . . . and her killer."; 6" - 7" Tall
006304 
Price: 3.95 USD

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3 Grimes, Martha Rainbow's End
New York Alfred A Knopf 1995 0679441883 / 9780679441885 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Illustrated by Deen, Georganne; De Wilde, Barbara [cover]

Spine slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, bottom edge of spine folded in. Jacket has a little edge wear, flaps misfolded.

"When three women die of 'natural causes' in London and the West Country, there appears to be no connection -- or reason to suspect foul play. But Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury has other ideas, and before long he's following his keen police instincts all the way to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
There, in the company of a brooding thirteen-year-old girl and her pet coyote, he mingles with an odd assortment of characters and tangles with a twisted plot that stretches from England to the American Southwest. And while his good friend Melrose Plant pursues inquiries in London, Jury delves deeper into the more baffling elements of the case, discovering firsthand what the guide books don't tell you: that the Land of Enchantment is also a landscape ripe with tragedy, treachery, and murder. "; 7" - 9" Tall
006717 
Price: 7.95 USD

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4 Grimes, Martha The Anodyne Necklace (A Richard Jury Mystery)
New York Dell Publishing 1990 0440102804 / 9780440102809 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 


Very slight edgewear. A bright, attractive copy.

"A spinster whose passion was bird-watching, a dotty peer who pinched pennies, and a baffling murder made the tiny village of Littlebourne a most extraordinary place. And a severed finger made a ghastly clue in a killing that led local constables from a corpse in a boggy footpath to a beautiful lady's mansion. But Richard Jury preferred to take the less traveled route to a slightly disreputable pub, the Anodyne Necklace. There, drinks all around loosened enough tongues to link a London mugging with the Littlebourne murder and a treasure map that would chart the way to yet another chilling crime."; 6" - 7" Tall
006306 
Price: 3.95 USD

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5 Grimes, Martha The Blue Last (A Richard Jury Mystery)
New York Onyx 2002 0451410556 / 9780451410559 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Single crease on spine, minor edgewear and bumping. A bright, attractive copy.

"Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury recruits a reluctant Melrose Plant to solve a case of bizarre coincidence - or shocking complicity. . . Mickey Haggerty, a DCI with the City police, has asked for Richard Jury's help. Two skeletons have been unearthed during the excavation of London's last bomb site, where once stood a pub called the Blue Last. The grandchild of brewery magnate Oliver Tynedale supposedly survived that December 1940 bombing. . . but did she? Then the son of the onetime owner of the Blue Last is found shot to death - the book he was writing about London during the German blitzkrieg. . . gone. A stolen life, a stolen book? Or is any of this what it seems? With Melrose Plant sent undercover, Jury calls into question identity, memory, and provenance in a case that resurrects his own hauntingly sad past."; 6" - 7" Tall
006293 
Price: 3.75 USD

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6 Grimes, Martha The Five Bells and Bladebone (A Richard Jury Mystery)
New York Dell Publishing 1990 0440201330 / 9780440201335 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine somewhat creased, small crease on cover, corners bumped.

"Antiques dealer Marshall Trueblood had finally haggled the owner of Watermeadows - a lush country estate near the little village of Long Piddleton - into parting with a beautiful rosewood desk. He hadn't bargained on the corpse stuffed inside. The body belonged to the notorious philanderer Simon Lean. Richard Jury of Scotland Yard and his aristocratic sidekick, Melrose Plant, had no end of suspects. But Jury's best clue led to a London pub, the Five Bells and Bladebone. There he would learn about Lean's liaison with a shady lady named Sadie, who might help solve the case - if she wasn't murdered first."; 6" - 7" Tall
006301 
Price: 3.75 USD

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7 Grimes, Martha The Horse You Came In On (A Richard Jury Mystery)
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1993 0679425233 / 9780679425236 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Parker, Olivia & Carson, Carol Devine [cover]

Black boards with beige cloth spine and black lettering. Spine very slightly slanted, remainder mark. A bright, attractive copy.

"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 the 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 . . . Jury crosses the Atlantic. Literary larceny, dubious descendants, football franchises. Murder. These are the elements in a complex puzzle in Jury's twelfth case."; Remainder; 7" - 9" Tall
006720 
Price: 8.75 USD

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8 Grimes, Martha The Horse You Came In On (A Richard Jury Mystery)
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1993 0679425233 / 9780679425236 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Parker, Olivia & Carson, Carol Devine [cover]

Black boards with red spine and gold lettering. Spine somewhat slanted, text has some moisture waffling on upper edge. DJ has minor edgewear at spine and flap ends. A nice copy.

"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 the 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 . . . Jury crosses the Atlantic. Literary larceny, dubious descendants, football franchises. Murder. These are the elements in a complex puzzle in Jury's twelfth case."; 7" - 9" Tall
006721 
Price: 6.50 USD

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9 Grimes, Martha The Old Contemptibles
New York, NY Little Brown & Company 1991 0316328944 / 9780316328944 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 


Gift inscription on ffep, price marked out on jacket, remainder mark on bottom edge.

"While the former Earl of Caverness, Melrose Plant, and his antiques-dealer friend Marshall Trueblood are in Venice hatching plots to get Vivian Rivington away from sunny Italy, it's a very rainy day in London's Camden Passage. Here, Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury meets a pretty widow named Jane Holdsworth and is drawn into a love affair both passionate and troubled, for the lady appears to be concealing something -- something about her past, something about her dead husband's family, something that ultimately puts Jury in harm's way. He finds himself, unaccountably, a suspect in a murder investigation.
Unable to leave London, but knowing that the Holdsworths are searching for someone to overhaul the library of Tarn House, Jury sends Plant to the Lake District to pose as an eccentric librarian. In the 'agoraphobic's paradise' of lakes and mountains, Melrose Plant loves his job: whether he's sitting in the scruffy Old Contemptibles pub; or being spied on by the little girl Millie; or conferring in a tree house . . . what might happen to the two children, favorites of rich old Adam Holdsworth . . . when he and the elegant Lady Cray can drive the staff crazy? Jury and Sergeant Wiggins finally join Melrose Plant at the Old Contemptibles, where they arrive at a solution that Jury detests, for no matter what he does, innocence will suffer."; Remainder; 7" - 9" Tall
001435 
Price: 8.95 USD

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10 Grimes, Martha The Old Contemptibles
Boston Little Brown & Company 1991 0316328944 / 9780316328944 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Illustrated by Snider, Steve & Farquharson, Alexander [cover]

Light green boards with dark green spine and gold lettering, small spot on pastedown, foxing on edges. DJ has some edgewear, especially at spine and flap ends. A bright, attractive copy.

"While the former Earl of Caverness, Melrose Plant, and his antiques-dealer friend Marshall Trueblood are in Venice hatching plots to get Vivian Rivington away from sunny Italy, it's a very rainy day in London's Camden Passage. Here, Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury meets a pretty widow named Jane Holdsworth and is drawn into a love affair both passionate and troubled, for the lady appears to be concealing something -- something about her past, something about her dead husband's family, something that ultimately puts Jury in harm's way. He finds himself, unaccountably, a suspect in a murder investigation.
Unable to leave London, but knowing that the Holdsworths are searching for someone to overhaul the library of Tarn House, Jury sends Plant to the Lake District to pose as an eccentric librarian. In the 'agoraphobic's paradise' of lakes and mountains, Melrose Plant loves his job: whether he's sitting in the scruffy Old Contemptibles pub; or being spied on by the little girl Millie; or conferring in a tree house . . . what might happen to the two children, favorites of rich old Adam Holdsworth . . . when he and the elegant Lady Cray can drive the staff crazy? Jury and Sergeant Wiggins finally join Melrose Plant at the Old Contemptibles, where they arrive at a solution that Jury detests, for no matter what he does, innocence will suffer."; 7" - 9" Tall
006716 
Price: 7.00 USD

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11 Grimes, Martha The Old Silent
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1989 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 


Bottom corners very slightly bumped. DJ has minor edgewear along top and two very tiny tears. A bright attractive copy.

"In the tenth murderous case for Richard Jury, the New Scotland Yard superintendent witnesses a killing in a West Yorkshire inn called the Old Silent, while his highborn, amateur colleague, Melrose Plant, wishes he could perform one as he drives his impossible Aunt Agatha to the Old Swan in Harrogate. The regulars return: Sergeant Wiggins (nostrums in hand); Jury's nemesis, Racer; and Racer's own nemesis-the cat Cyril. Caught up in a triple murder, Jury would go to any lengths to help Nell Healey, the lovely widow of one of the victims. But Nell Healey remains silent as the Yorkshire moors, quiet as the grave, while the scope of the mystery widens."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
002725 
Price: 5.95 USD

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