The Anodyne Necklace

The Anodyne Necklace❴Reading❵ ➹ The Anodyne Necklace Author Martha Grimes – Heartforum.co.uk A severed finger found at the scene of a baffling murder in the village of Littlebourne leads local constables on what seems like a wild goose chase But Richard Jury prefers to take the less traveled A severed finger found at the scene of a baffling murder in the village of Littlebourne leads local constables on what seems like a wild goose chase But Richard Jury prefers to take the less traveled route to a slightly disreputable pub, where The Anodyne PDF \ drinks all around loosen tongues and provide clues galore.

Martha Grimes is an American author of detective fictionShe was born May in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to DW a city solicitor, and to June, who owned the Mountain Lake Hotel in Western Maryland where Martha and her brother spent much of their childhood The Anodyne PDF \ Grimes earned her BA and MA at the University of Maryland She has taught at the University of Iowa, Frostburg State University, and Montgomery CollegeGrimes is best known for her series of novels featuring Richard Jury, an inspector with Scotland Yard, and his friend Melrose Plant, a British aristocrat who has given up his titles Each of the Jury mysteries is named after a pub Her page turning, character driven tales fall into the mystery subdivision of cozies In , Grimes received the Nero Wolfe Award for best mystery of the year for The Anodyne NecklaceThe background to Hotel Paradise is drawn on the experiences she enjoyed spending summers at her mother s hotel in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland One of the characters, Mr Britain, is drawn on Britten Leo Martin, Sr, who then ran Marti s Store which he owned with his father and brother Martin s Store is accessible by a short walkway from Mountain Lake, the site of the former Hotel, which was torn down in She splits her time between homes in Washington, DC and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 310 pages
  • The Anodyne Necklace
  • Martha Grimes
  • English
  • 03 July 2018
  • 0451410890

10 thoughts on “The Anodyne Necklace

  1. C. says:

    The Anodyne Necklace came out in 1983 and won awards which must have been gratifying as Martha Grimes s third novel Richard Jury instantly befriended earldom relinquishing Melrose Plant and I became a fan in the second volume Richard s hypochondriac lieutenant, Henry Wiggins, is hilarious particularly in the squalor of poor but energetic children they step around this time I liked the last mystery better, amidsecrecy and environmental ambiance There is no danger for any principal c The Anodyne Necklace came out in 1983 and won awards which must have been gratifying as Martha Grimes s third novel Richard Jury instantly befriended earldom relinquishing Melrose Plant and I became a fan in the second volume Richard s hypochondriac lieutenant, Henry Wiggins, is hilarious particularly in the squalor of poor but energetic children they step around this time I liked the last mystery better, amidsecrecy and environmental ambiance There is no danger for any principal characters, nor urgency and much of the tone is jocular However, it is a standard adult mystery that pulls no punches killing three characters and implicating an unexpected person as the villain.Suspicion is cast around an array of people so exceptionally well, Martha clearly found her stride by her second book I will not wait as long as I usually do between authors, to rejoin her This premise is less appealing to me but I admire so much nevertheless For one, I can t believe how distinctly she sketches a cascade of tertiary personages, memorably For another, I admire that each novel is different England provides numerous terrains and tableaux like my own Canada but ideas for mysteries and motives are new each time, too Martha shows a fondness for kids and their welfare and now, for music The titular necklace is far at the back of this story a superficial filler I wanted a secretive quest or history but enjoyed the growth of Richard and Melrose.A talented teenaged violinist, busking and meeting an exemplary tutor in London, is injured in the subway An unknown woman was dead in Littlebourne woods shortly before The connection is stretched and there weredecoy threads than needed However, the widespread legwork of Martha s trio keeps us tuned in The violinist s equestrian friend is another special girl

  2. Bill says:

    I ve enjoyed the Richard Jury mystery series by Martha Grimes very much The first three or four books were read out of sequence but I ve recently begun to read them in order The Anodyne Necklace is the third book in the series and definitely one of my favorites While it might not be overly deep and provocative, there is something about the story that draws you in and emotionally attaches you to the characters, whether Jury, his ever present Sgt Wiggins and best friend Lord Ardry, AKA Melrose I ve enjoyed the Richard Jury mystery series by Martha Grimes very much The first three or four books were read out of sequence but I ve recently begun to read them in order The Anodyne Necklace is the third book in the series and definitely one of my favorites While it might not be overly deep and provocative, there is something about the story that draws you in and emotionally attaches you to the characters, whether Jury, his ever present Sgt Wiggins and best friend Lord Ardry, AKA Melrose Plant, or the suspects and people involved in the case.Jury is just setting out for a weekend vacation time with his friend Melrose when he receives a call from his boss and bane of Jury s existence, DCI Racer Jury has been tasked to assist a local police force investigate a murdered body found in the woods near the tiny village of Littlebourne, a town near London Bringing Wiggins along and asking Plant to come as well, to do some undercover investigating, Jury heads to the town What an interesting place and such interesting people We soon discover that a crime, possibly related to the murder, has also taken place in London Katie O Brien, a young lady from Littlebourne, who traveled to London for violin lessons, had been struck on the head and is in hospital in a coma This is how the story opens As well, there have been other incidents that make for both a fascinating town and that might also be related.Thus begins Jury s investigation And it will involve so many fascinating characters, Polly Praed, the local mystery writer, the Bodenheims Sir Miles and family who are the subject of Praed s murder plots, the Ashe family in London, arascally but lovable bunch you will never meet, the local Bobby, Peter Gere, but especially young Emily Louise Perk, an independent, stubborn, wonderful girl who will so influence both Melrose and Jury in this story.The mystery is the crux of the story but it s the interrelationships and the characters that make it such a joy to read I found myself becoming invested in so many of them and turning pages to find out how they would further develop The story was such a pleasure to read, bringing out many emotions, sadness, happiness, anger I so enjoyed the story, a lovely little gem Oh and a nicely satisfying mystery as well, with an excellent ending 5 stars

  3. Diane says:

    Another enjoyable Jury Plant outing I m reading these totally out of order, but that doesn t seem to be a problem The story starts off with an assault on a young busker street musician , who is innocently playing her violin when someone hits her on the back of the head and then flees The scene then shifts to a woman trying to shoo a dog, which promptly drops a human finger at her feet The connection between the two crimes is not immediately apparent Richard Jury is called out to investig Another enjoyable Jury Plant outing I m reading these totally out of order, but that doesn t seem to be a problem The story starts off with an assault on a young busker street musician , who is innocently playing her violin when someone hits her on the back of the head and then flees The scene then shifts to a woman trying to shoo a dog, which promptly drops a human finger at her feet The connection between the two crimes is not immediately apparent Richard Jury is called out to investigate with his friend and ex peer Melrose Plant It eventually becomes apparent that everything is tied to the theft of priceless emeralds from Lord Kennington a year earlier The suspected thief was his secretary, who was killed in an accident Apparently, he hid the emeralds, which have never been found It is believed that he had an accomplice, but the person was never identified Jury and Plant s investigation lead to a Wizards and Warriors group somewhat similar to D D that the secretary belonged to Does the game have anything to do with the hiding place of the emeralds This is one of thehumorous Jury Plant mysteries and is full of amusing characters For example, Polly Praed A moderately successful mystery story writer, she often, when her plots came unglued, would divert herself by practicing various modes and styles of murder on the Bodenheims, singly or together She favored the denouement which had the entire village coming together to murder the titled family The Bodenheims are the odious lords of the manor in Littlebourne and never let anyone forget it In most mysteries, they would be the ones to be bumped off However, this isn t most mysteries, so they are kept around for amusement Then there is Emily Louise Perk The next person to enter the Magic Muffin was Emily Louise Perk, ten years old with no sign she had grown since she was eight Her small boned frame and triangular face, mournful brown eyes, strings of yellow hair hanging about her pointed chin, shabby little hacking jacket and jeans, all proclaimed her to be quite a pitiful child Like the book says, Emily Louise Perk was anything but pitiful In fact, she is formidable and able to hold her own even with the nasty Bodenheims Resourceful, smart, and downright scary, she is my favorite character in the book after Polly Praed My only caveat is that she seems older than her eight years.This mystery is good fun with humor, but also suspense Things take a serious turn later in the book I was very surprised by who the accomplice killer was Ms Grimes does an excellent job combining an amusing English village reminiscent of D.E Stevenson and an intriguing mystery I have read several of her books and have never been disappointed Very recommended

  4. Suzy says:

    This third in the Grimes Richard Jury series has all the hallmarks of her storytelling Stereotypical characters of village life, an oddly named pub where suspects and witnesses alike hang out, a couple of murders that seem unconnected, a precocious child who helps out with the solve, Scotland Yard detective Jury, his aristocrat pal Melrose Plant, some shuttling back and forth between the village and London, lots of red herrings and a heap of humor It also reminded me that when I listen I need This third in the Grimes Richard Jury series has all the hallmarks of her storytelling Stereotypical characters of village life, an oddly named pub where suspects and witnesses alike hang out, a couple of murders that seem unconnected, a precocious child who helps out with the solve, Scotland Yard detective Jury, his aristocrat pal Melrose Plant, some shuttling back and forth between the village and London, lots of red herrings and a heap of humor It also reminded me that when I listen I need to have a hard copy of the book to keep track of all the oddball people and place names Speaking of listening, Steve West is the perfect voice of Richard Jury Loved it

  5. Stacey Namiotka says:

    I did enjoy reading this, but not as much as some of the other Richard Jury mysteries The Old Fox Deceiv d and Man with a Load of Mischief both had muchinteresting mysteries Also, the murderer reveal made sense in those books In the Anodyne Necklace, no reader would be able to figure out the murderer and their motive One of my favorite characters in the series, Melrose Plant, was portrayed as kind of an insecure loser, which isn t his personality at all in the other books I did enjoy I did enjoy reading this, but not as much as some of the other Richard Jury mysteries The Old Fox Deceiv d and Man with a Load of Mischief both had muchinteresting mysteries Also, the murderer reveal made sense in those books In the Anodyne Necklace, no reader would be able to figure out the murderer and their motive One of my favorite characters in the series, Melrose Plant, was portrayed as kind of an insecure loser, which isn t his personality at all in the other books I did enjoy the interactions between Melrose Plant and his nemesis in this particular book, ten year old Emily Louise Perk Those chapters were quite entertaining I also enjoyed Richard Jury s ventures into the dungeons and dragons bar and Jury s interactions with the Cripps family The Cripps father, mother, and dirty children were very funny

  6. Jane says:

    I debated how many stars to give this Martha Grimes I loved so many of the supporting characters in this book, but I thought the solution to the mystery too unbelievable The chemistry between Jury and Plant is great, also love the comic scenes with Racer, his boss The characters in the village where the mystery is set was funny and fully formed There was also secondary character s in London that were hilarious I don t want to go too much into detail, because you should discover these wonder I debated how many stars to give this Martha Grimes I loved so many of the supporting characters in this book, but I thought the solution to the mystery too unbelievable The chemistry between Jury and Plant is great, also love the comic scenes with Racer, his boss The characters in the village where the mystery is set was funny and fully formed There was also secondary character s in London that were hilarious I don t want to go too much into detail, because you should discover these wonderful characters for yourselves The ending was sad, I hated the outcome to one of the characters All in all a great book, just not the solution to the murder

  7. Margaret says:

    Pleasant, easy, comfy reading.

  8. Jazz says:

    Why, oh why, did I wait so long to start reading Martha Grimes The only advantage is knowing I have 20 books of hers to look forward to This is my favorite so far of the first four I ve read Amusing characters, quaint village setting, and an intriguing puzzle all add up to a great read I particularly liked the mystery writer Polly Praed who spends her time planning the individual murders of a particularly annoying family of village gentry, the Bodenheims, and then decides they should just k Why, oh why, did I wait so long to start reading Martha Grimes The only advantage is knowing I have 20 books of hers to look forward to This is my favorite so far of the first four I ve read Amusing characters, quaint village setting, and an intriguing puzzle all add up to a great read I particularly liked the mystery writer Polly Praed who spends her time planning the individual murders of a particularly annoying family of village gentry, the Bodenheims, and then decides they should just kill each other off in her book Ms Grimes writes children particularly well and this mystery is no exception Little Emily Louise Perk and her pony Shandy are delightful characters Martha Grimes has become one of my favorite mystery writers I recommend her novels highly particularly the Richard Jury series

  9. Julie Durnell says:

    I m really liking this seriesandMs Grimes must have had so much fun creating these characters they were quite unique and she always seems to have precocious children as a foil to help solve the mystery I was blindsided by the culprit of the murders very well done

  10. Evelyn Brewer says:

    I wish I had an unending supply of Richard Jury books These are just exactly what I need at this time lots of mystery, less shock,story, and clever dialogue Here s hoping they re all as good as the last first three.

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