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The Deer Leap by Martha Grimes
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The Deer Leap (original 1985; edition 2005)

by Martha Grimes (Author)

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Title:The Deer Leap
Authors:Martha Grimes (Author)
Info:Onyx (2005), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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Rating:****
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The Deer Leap by Martha Grimes (1985)

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pets, family-dynamics, law-enforcement, suspense, friendship -----.
The characters are clear and interesting, the police work is good on the part of Sgt Wiggins and highly imaginative on Jury's part, the suspense grows as the tale moves along. The ending is sad. 'Nuf said.
Steve West did a fine job as narrator. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Apr 28, 2018 |
Excellent read, incredibly crappy and unclear ending. Still a fan of Jury and Plant, and Jury's hypochondriac sidekick Wiggins. When some local animals end up dead, and a dead busybody falls out of a phone book on top of Polly Praed, she calls Melrose to help her out, knowing that he'd call Superintendent Jury. Jury comes to town and another busybody ends up dead, something is clearly up. Local resident and amnesiac Carrie Fleet, spends her days keeping company with the Baroness and looking out for people abusing animals. Somehow Carrie's unknown past is intersecting with the present. ( )
  phoenixcomet | Sep 11, 2017 |
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 |
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War es ein schöner Tag zum Sterben -
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Zum Gedenken an meinen Vater
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451411870, Mass Market Paperback)

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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All roads don't lead to the village of Ashdown Dean. The one that did led writer Polly Praed right to the police station ... to be questioned about a corpse. Poor Polly admitted to opening the phone booth door, but the dead woman had fallen out quite on her own. Now Polly needed to phone again - to call Melrose Plant and Scotland Yard's Richard Jury for help. For something was rotten in Ashdown Dean. Pets were missing. Some had been found dead.… (more)

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