The Man With A Load of Mischief

The Man With A Load of Mischief

A Richard Jury Novel

Paperback - 2003
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At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub's sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer. Except for one Melrose Plant. A keen observer of human nature, he points Jury in the right direction: into the darkest parts of his neighbors' hearts...
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2003, c1981.
ISBN: 9780451410818
0451410815
Characteristics: 278 pages ;,18 cm.

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BeckyDenney
Sep 21, 2018

I enjoyed the characters and especially detective Jury. Also the descriptions of the village and area is interesting. Martha Grimes is already high on my list of mystery authors!

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Juan7ita
Feb 12, 2018

Love the quirky characters in this British murder mystery series!

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Spirit_of_Che
Apr 09, 2017

This is the first book in a great series. Inspector Richard jury and his group of irregulars make for excellent reading. I've read the entire series and highly recommend it.

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jazpur
Feb 07, 2017

I'm glad that this very first of the Richard Jury crime novels was available to read from The Store. This is the entree to the full menu. Martha Grimes was one of the first among the American crimewriters who set their whodunits in Great Britain with a raft of very quirky British characters.

cals_peggy Oct 06, 2015

Martha Grimes is my second favorite mystery author right after Christie. I love her humor and her characters are developed so well that you begin to feel like you are at home.

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