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Synopsis: The latest in New York Times bestselling 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.
From the Back Cover:
Praise for Martha Grimes:
"One of the established masters of the genre."
"[Grimes’s] gift for evoking mood and emotion is as keen as her talent for inventing a demanding puzzle, and solving it."
—The Wall Street Journal
"[Grimes] excels at creating a haunting atmosphere and characters both poignant and preposterous."
"Grimes is gifted at exploring the private, sometimes horrifying, yet utterly mundane thoughts of ordinary people."
—San Francisco Chronicle
Title: The Old Wine Shades
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Viking Adult, 2006. Gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - Ein Londoner Pub mit dem Namen The Old Wine Shades: Inspector Jury sitzt neben einem Fremden, der ihm einen unglaublichen Vorfall erzählt: die Geschichte seines Freundes, der mit Frau, Kind und Hund ohne die geringste Spur verschwunden ist. Jury lässt der Fall nicht mehr los. Grimes is the bestselling author of 21 novels. 352 pp. Bookseller Inventory # INF3002180058
Book Description Viking Adult, 2006. Book Condition: Good. 1ST. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP85792694
Book Description Viking Adult, 2006. Book Condition: Good. 1ST. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2855908
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2725158726
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2729023754
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2782370943
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2789425189
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2791757123
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001805621
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-3710980