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Vertigo 42

A Richard Jury Mystery

By Martha Grimes

In her latest Richard Jury mystery, Martha Grimes delivers the newest addition to the bestselling series The Washington Post calls “literate, lyrical, funny, funky, discursive, bizarre.” The inimitable Scotland Yard Superintendent returns, now with a tip of the derby to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

Richard Jury is meeting Tom Williamson at Vertigo 42, a bar on the forty-second floor of an office building in London’s financial district. Despite inconclusive evidence, Tom is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered seventeen years ago. The inspector in charge of the case was sure Tess’s death was accidental—a direct result of vertigo—but the official police inquiry is still an open verdict and Jury agrees to re-examine the case.

Jury learns that a nine-year-old girl fell to her death five years before Tess at the same country house in Devon where Tess died. The girl had been a guest at a party Tess was giving for six children. Jury seeks out the five surviving party guests, who are now adults, hoping they can shed light on this bizarre coincidence.

Meanwhile, an elegantly dressed woman falls to her death from the tower of a cottage near the pub where Jury and his cronies are dining one night. Then the dead woman’s estranged husband is killed as well. Four deaths—two in the past, two that occur on the pages of this intricate, compelling novel—keep Richard Jury and his sidekick Sergeant Wiggins running from their homes in Islington to the countryside in Devon and to London as they try to figure out if the deaths were accidental or not. And, if they are connected.

Witty, well-written, with literary references from Thomas Hardy to Yeats, Vertigo 42 is a pitch perfect, page-turning novel from a mystery writer at the top of her game.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781476724027


Format: Book
Author: Grimes, Martha
Summary: "At Vertigo 42, a bar high above London's financial district, Richard Jury meets Tom Williamson - a friend of a friend who is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered 17 years ago. Tess's death was ruled accidental - a fall caused by vertigo - but Jury agrees to re-examine the case. A young girl's fatal fall at a children's party 22 years ago at Tom and Tess's home may be connected. After an elegantly dressed woman falls from a tower near a pub that Jury and his cronies frequent, and her estranged husband is later found dead, Jury begins to suspect that the now grown "children" from Tess's ill-fated party are the key to solving these interwoven mysteries"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Vertigo 42 : a Richard Jury mystery / Martha Grimes.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Subject: Jury, Richard (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Police -- England -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781476724027 (hardback) 1476724024 (hardback) 9781476724041 (paperback) 1476724040 (paperback) 9781476724058 (mass market) 1476724059 (mass market)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 13
Call Number: M Grimes
Oclc: 864366366
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Bib Id: 525716

Format: Book
Author: Grimes, Martha.
Summary: "At Vertigo 42, a bar high above London's financial district, Richard Jury meets Tom Williamson - a friend of a friend who is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered 17 years ago. Tess's death was ruled accidental - a fall caused by vertigo - but Jury agrees to re-examine the case. A young girl's fatal fall at a children's party 22 years ago at Tom and Tess's home may be connected. After an elegantly dressed woman falls from a tower near a pub that Jury and his cronies frequent, and her estranged husband is later found dead, Jury begins to suspect that the now grown "children" from Tess's ill-fated party are the key to solving these interwoven mysteries"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Vertigo 42 : a Richard Jury mystery / Martha Grimes.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm.
Series: Richard Jury series
Subjects: Jury, Richard (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Police -- England -- Fiction.
Other Title: Vertigo forty-two
LCCN: 2013044293
ISBN: 9781476724027 (hardback)
ISBN: 1476724024 (hardback)
ISBN: 9781476724041 (paperback)
ISBN: 1476724040 (paperback)
ISBN: 9781476724058 (mass market)
ISBN: 1476724059 (mass market)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 13
Call Number: M Grimes