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Old Contemptibles Audio Cassette – Abridged, Aug 1 1998


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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (a); Abridged edition (August 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671577670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671577674
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 11.6 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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By John Brkich on June 27 2014
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Another Jury winner. Plant is hilarious character. Grimes has it nailed
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In #11 of the Jury-Plant mysteries, finds Jury a suspect himself! The delightfully droll British Mysteries - named after Brit Pubs - see this one taking place in the beautiful Lake District. Jury is considering marriage with a widow Jane Holdsworth. Things become complicated when son Alex finds Jane dead. At first it's deemed a suicide, but it becomes clear it was murder. Since Jury is a suspect, he sends Melrose Plant to the Lake District to suss out what he can about the Holdsworth family. The family is rich and eccentric, but four murders in one family is just a wee bit beyond the pale. The Holdsworth family is loaded with delightful, charming, if oddball characters, such as Alex, who is quite adapt at cheating at poker. Curry shines when doing 11-year-old Millie Thale (Melrose always has a soft spot for dotty children). Millie has a bond with Alex, since her mother died unexpected five years before.
Grimes once again brings such quirky characters to life with her witty prose and Curry takes those words and makes magic! A winning combination not to be missed.
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By "kelligj" on March 6 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read every Richard Jury, and this one reaches near the top of my list. I couldn't put it down. Martha is wonderful, she keeps you guessing till the very end. By far my favorite author.
If you like Martha Grimes, you'll most likely find Jill McGowan just as delightful! I recommend checking out her first in a wonderful series, "Perfect Match"
Happy Reading!
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By Ethan Prescott on April 12 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Martha Grimes is one of the most talented writers of our time. Her only weakness, in my opinion, is her blatant homophobia. Of course, most readers will think one of her returning characters, Marshall Trueblood, is gay, but those who have read the first in the series, "Man With a Load of Mischief", will know that he is actually only a flamboyant heterosexual. In "The Old Contemptables", I found some of the most hateful writing I have ever experienced. Even the title, "The Old Contemptables" refers to her feelings about gays and lesbians. Come on, Martha! You're a good writer. Keep your hate to yourself!
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This book is a wonderful example of Martha Grimes' intelligence and creativity. A great addition to the Jury series.
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