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Grimes, Martha

Overview
Works: 515 works in 3,079 publications in 7 languages and 102,247 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3557.R4899, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martha Grimes
Dust : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Book )

78 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an old friend pulls Richard Jury into the investigation of a wealthy bachelor's murder, Jury's not sure what's more perplexing: the circumstances of the man's death, the conflicted stories of the man's past, or the motivations of the case's chief inspecting officer, the beautiful and forbidding Lu Aguilar. What Richard 'is' sure of is that he's in over his head, both with Aguilar and the false leads surrounding the once-charismatic Billy Maples, last seen in a club named Dust
The old silent by Martha Grimes( Book )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in West Yorkshire and Cornwall, this story challenges Martha Grimes's major character, Superintendent Richard Jury, to find out the real reason that a perfectly sane and patient wife should murder her husband ten years after their only child has been kidnapped and presumably killed
The black cat : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jury investigates the death of a young escort who has been murdered behind a local pub. The only witness is the establishment's black cat, who gives neither crook nor clue as to the girl's identity or her killer's
The Lamorna wink : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Book )

70 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Richard Jury solves a string of disappearances and murders in Cornwall, including two grandchildren of an American fast-food magnate. But the leg work is done for him by his aristocratic and eccentric friend, Melrose Plant
The blue last : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Book )

77 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Michael Haggerty asks his old friend Richard Jury to assist him in proving that the granddaughter of beer magnate Oliver Tynedale is in fact an imposter and that the real heiress died with her mother during the London blitz
The Old Contemptibles by Martha Grimes( Book )

48 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury becomes involved in a love affair with a pretty widow and finds himself a suspect in a murder investigation
The stargazey : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Book )

67 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November. In a bleak month, a bleak Richard Jury takes an aimless ride on one of London's icons--the old double-decker bus, a #14 traveling the Fulham Road. His attention is caught by a woman "with hair so gossamer-pale you could see the moon through it," wearing a fur coat, boarding his bus in front of a pub called the Stargazey
The horse you came in on by Martha Grimes( Book )

79 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 to 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 (fortified against the unknown and menacing germs of intercontinental travel), Jury crosses the Atlantic
The winds of change : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declan Scott stood inside the room looking at Jury as if he were one more disappointment in a long list of them. Police, private investigators-all had failed to find the child Flora. Brian Macalvie of the Devon and Cornwell police takes this failure especially hard
The five bells and bladebone by Martha Grimes( Book )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent Richard Jury investigates the murder of Simon Lean, greedy nephew of wealthy Lady Summerston, and the list of suspects includes Simon's wife Hannah, beautiful Diane Demorney, bookshop owner Theo Wrenn Brown, and best-selling romance writer
The old wine shades : a Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Jury considers the authenticity of a fantastical tale, told by a stranger and fellow patron at the Old Wine Shades pub in London, about a string theory scientist's wife, son, and dog, who disappeared without a trace nine months earlier
Biting the moon by Martha Grimes( Book )

53 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and German and held by 2,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animal-rights activist loses her memory, but subsequently realizes she was abducted. She seeks out her abductor for a violent confrontation and in the process discovers a racket which uses caged animals for so-called canned hunts
I am the only running footman by Martha Grimes( Book )

47 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Macalvie and Richard Jury are joined by Sergeant Wiggins and Melrose Plant in the investigation of the Porphyria killings
Dakota : a novel by Martha Grimes( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Andi Oliver is an amnesiac and drifter who awoke in a Santa Fe bed and breakfast with a man's belongings tossed about the room. Adopting a name from the initials on her backpack, Andi moves from one waitress job to the next, from Idaho to North Dakota, until she takes a job at Klavan's, a massive pigfarming facility that specializes in the dark art of modern livestock management. As Andi begins to uncover the truth about Klavan's and a slaughterhouse called Big Sun, two men are on her trail, one a gunman hired to kill her, another who has followed her across three states demanding something from her forgotten past.--From publisher description
The end of the pier by Martha Grimes( Book )

33 editions published between 1193 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maud Chadwick sits at the end of the pier, watching the party across the water. Sometimes she is joined by Sheriff Sam DeGheyn, who finds her quiet company a refuge from the problems of his own marriage and from his increasing professional concerns. For the town's sleepy atmosphere is deceptive: three local women have been murderedand Sam suspects the wrong man has been convicted and that the real killer is readying himself to strike again
Cold flat junction by Martha Grimes( Book )

52 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A once fashionable, now fading resort hotel. A spinster aunt living in the attic. A house full of secrets and dusty furnishings, uninhabited for almost fifty years. A neglected lake, covered with water lilies. Pettiness and cruelty in smalltown America. And Emma Graham, a twelve-year-old girl with a passion for double-chocolate ice-cream sodas and decaying lakefronts, and an obsession with the death of another girl--Mary-Evelyn Devereau--forty years earlier. Emma's search for answers is both an inquiry into murder and a way to deliver herself from the confusion of childhood. Sequel to: Hotel Paradise
Belle ruin by Martha Grimes( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering the crumbling remains of a once-fabulous hotel in the woods near her small home town, twelve-year-old cub reporter Emma Graham stumbles on clues pertaining to a forty-year unsolved crime involving deeply buried secrets
The case has altered by Martha Grimes( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superintendent Richard Jury investigates two murders in the hope of clearing the woman he loves. She is Lady Jennifer Kennington, a suspect in the deaths of an actress and a maid. A British mystery
The deer leap by Martha Grimes( Book )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a series of accidents befalls both animals and humans in the village of Ashdown Dean Superintendent Richard Jury, his aristocratic assistant, Melrose Plant, the local police and a fifteen-year-old animal lover join the search for the murderer
Rainbow's end : a Richard Jury novel by Martha Grimes( Book )

55 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland Yard superintendent Richard Jury flies to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where an address links three women murdered in England. One died in Salisbury's Roman ruins, a second in Exeter Catherdral and a third at the Tate Gallery in London
 
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Alternative Names
Guraimuzu, Māsa

Martha Grimes

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مارثا غرايمز

グライムズ, マーサ

マーサ・グライムズ

Languages
English (814)

German (119)

French (82)

Polish (8)

Spanish (5)

Italian (3)

Japanese (2)