The Blue Last by Martha Grimes audiobook
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The Blue Last: A Richard Jury Mystery

By Martha Grimes
Read by Steve West

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780670030040

The Richard Jury Series: Book 17

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799735687

  • ISBN: 9781799735687

Runtime: 14.08 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In The Blue Last, Richard Jury finally faces the last thing in the world he wants to deal with - the war that killed his mother, his father, his childhood. Mickey Haggerty, a DCI with the London City police, has asked for Jury's help. Two skeletons have been unearthed in the City during the excavation of London's last bombsite, where once a pub stood called the The Blue Last. Mickey believes that a child who survived the bombing has been posing for over 50 years as a child who didn't. The grandchild of brewery magnet Oliver Tyndale supposedly survived that December 1940 bombing...but did she? Mickey also has a murder to solve. Simon Croft, prosperous City financial broker and son of the one-time owner of The Blue Last, is found shot to death in his Thames-side house. But the book he was writing about London during the German blitzkrieg has disappeared.

Jury wants to get eyes and ears into Tynedale Lodge, and looks to his friend, Melrose Plant, to play the role. Reluctantly, Plant plays it, accompanied on his rounds of the Lodge gardens by nine-year-old Gemma Trim, orphan and ward of Oliver Tynedale; and Benny Keagan, a resourceful 12-year-old orphaned delivery boy.

And Richard Jury may not make it out alive.

A stolen book, stolen lives, or is any of this what it seems? Identity, memory, provenance - these are all called into question in The Blue Last.

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Author Bio: Martha Grimes

Author Bio: Martha Grimes

Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, twenty-four of them featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Richard Jury. In 1983, she received the Nero Wolfe Award for best mystery of the year for The Anodyne Necklace. She is the winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 14.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English