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The Deer Leap (1985)

by Martha Grimes

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Detective Inspector Richard Jury might have solved a case sooner and saved a life or two if he'd kept his pants zipped. Total bummer, though well written as always. ( )
  cfk | Nov 6, 2014 |
I like Grimes' quirky but believable characters including the ever present precocious child. The ending of this one is a problem. I had to go back and reread parts in order to understand how it was solved. ( )
  BonnieJune54 | Jul 23, 2013 |
This book is a good read with Inspector Jury, Melville Plant and the usual gang trying to solve a series of animal murders and the murder of several people in a small town. I love Ms. Grimes and her take on life in the English countryside. ( )
  Anntstobbs | Feb 3, 2012 |
weak and transparent, not her best effort. ( )
  sogamonk | Nov 6, 2009 |
I'm just not Martha Grimes's reader (except for Foul Matter, which is so different from the Richard Jury mysteries it could be a different author note: I just checked the Amazon reviews for Foul Matter, and wouldn't you know it--it got terrible reviews. And yet it's the only Martha Grimes book I actually liked.). *sigh* Yet another small English town that appears to be stuck in a cross between 1800 and 1950 (it was written & presumably takes place in 1985). Yet another young girl who roams around the town, completely independently, and who people tend to defer to. I suppose the mystery was okay, but it's tending to blur with the one in the Regency I read before this one, as both have similar historical tones, and both involve the mysterious history of a young girl who's in danger. Gotta say, it was better done in the Regency. Bah. ( )
  Darla | Dec 15, 2008 |
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War es ein schöner Tag zum Sterben -
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Zum Gedenken an meinen Vater
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Seit zwei Tagen suchte Una Quick ihren Hund Pepper.
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In a village plagued by missing pets, Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and sidekick Melrose Plant face the worst of human nature when a chilling old crime leads them to a brand new way to die.

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When a series of accidents befalls both animals and humans in the village of Ashdown Dean Superintendent Richard Jury, his aristocratic assistant, Melrose Plant, the local police and a fifteen-year-old animal lover join the search for the murderer.

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