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The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery Hardcover – Apr 6 2010


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (April 6 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670021601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670021604
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 15.6 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 581 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #222,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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Martha Grimes is a master of setting a scene and writes colourful descriptions which make a reader feel they are part of the setting. Her way with words is so original - makes me think twice before using over-used cliches. Most of all, her characters are quirky individuals, for the most part, that make me dread finishing the book and leaving them all for a little while till I purchase my next Grimes mystery. I am a captivated fan of the Richard Jury Mystery series and The Black Cat is one of the best.
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By Karen Mudge on April 14 2013
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I love Martha Grimes and I think I have read all the Richard Jury Novels. This is one of the best. Highly enjoyable
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Gonzalez-Prado on May 1 2010
Format: Hardcover
I found this book disappointing. Had the feeling Grimes is tiring. The chapters done from the perspective of a dog and cat were neither interesting nor clever. They also made progress of the plot dubious. And the involvement of the baddie from the two previous Jury books was pointless except to keep the character going. I certainly won't buy the next one in hardbound and may not bother with the eventual paperback.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Allan Martel on July 19 2010
Format: Hardcover
Other reviewers have already touched on some of the serious flaws in this latest in the series of Richard Jury novels. First among the absurdities are the chapters - yes, more than one - where the dialogue is among dogs and cats and which do nothing to advance the story at all. Second, the plot base is stolen from a Hitchcock movie based on a Patricia Highsmith novel. Raymond Chandler wrote the first draft of the sceenplay even though he thought the plot was wildly improbable - he was right.

Third the novel is rife with pointless vignettes and subplots inserted simply to keep certain characters "active" and ready to turn on in future works. There are other plot premises such as an aunt failing even to recognise her dead niece which stretch credibility beyond reasonable limits.

If you want to be able to namedrop famous and expensive shoe designers, or read scant references to other Hitchcock films which permeate this work, then good on you and tally ho. If however, you are looking for the tightly woven intricate material so characteristic of Martha Grimes' earlier work in this series, then, like me, you might be quite disappointed.

Another reviewer alludes to the death of Ms. Grimes cat; still another to a decline in her writing quality. It remains to be seen, but I too will wait for a library version of her next novel as this one isn't worth the price of admission, even on discounted theatre Tuesdays.
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