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The Old Wine Shades (Richard Jury Novels) by Martha Grimes

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Item details

Condition
Good
Format
Paperback
Publication Year
2006
Language
English
Country/Region of Manufacture
United States
ASIN
B001J3ER74
edition
First Signet Edition
manufacturer
Signet
Publication Date
2007-01-01
brand
Signet
Author
Richard Jury Novels
binding
Paperback
Topic
Fiction

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The Old Wine Shades (Richard Jury Novels)

 



The latest in New York Times best-selling author Martha Grimes's Richard Jury mystery series

"The dog came back."

"This is a joke, right?"

"No, it isn't.... So do you want to hear the rest of it?"

Dumbly, Jury nodded. The rest of it is told by Harry Johnson, a stranger who sits down next to Richard Jury as he's drinking in a London pub called the Old Wine Shades. Over three successive nights Harry spins this complicated story about a good friend of his whose wife and son (and dog) disappeared one day as they were viewing property in Surrey. They've been missing for nine months - no trace, no clue, no lead as to what happened.

He's a fascinating bloke, this Harry Johnson - rich, handsome, unattached, and brainy about the esoteric subject of quantum mechanics, a field in which the vanished woman's husband, Hugh Gault, excels: He's an authority on string theory, which has some pretty funny notions about the nature of reality.

Jury wonders, Is Harry Johnson winding him up? Or did it really happen? The dog did come back - but how? And from where? And when Jury investigates, all seems to be just as Harry described it.

Until they find the body.