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The Old Contemptibles by  Martha Grimes - First Edition - 1991 - from Bookmarc's (SKU: EC33108BB)

The Old Contemptibles

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The Old Contemptibles

by Grimes, Martha

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0316328944
ISBN 13
9780316328944
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1991. CI2 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has price clipped, wrinkling and chipping on some edges and corners, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and dent on the back top edge, some light foxing, light discoloration and shelf wear. One of the series featuring Scotland Yard's Richard Jury with Melrose Plant and cronies. While the former Earl of Caverness, Melrose Plant, and his antiques-dealer friend Marshall Trueblood are in Venice hatching plots to get Vivian Rivington away from sunny Italy, it's a very rainy day in London's Camden Passage. Here... 9.5"x6.5", 333 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

The rainy day on which they meet sets the tone for Jury’s romance with a mysteriously troubled widow named Jane Holdsworth. The passionate affair comes to a crashing halt when Jane is found dead. As an investigation ensues—with Jury a suspect—he realizes how little he knew about Jane, her teenage son, and her contentious family. Unable to leave London, Jury sends Melrose Plant to pose as a librarian at the Holdsworths’ Lake District home, where the secrets that rise to the surface threaten to pull the clan under.... SELECTED BY THE LITERARY GUILD® AND THE MYSTERY GUILD®

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Bookseller Inventory #
EC33108BB
Title
The Old Contemptibles
Author
Grimes, Martha
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0316328944
ISBN 13
9780316328944
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1991
Keywords
FICTION MYSTERY SUSPENSE MURDER LONDON DETECTIVE STORIES
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction: Mystery / Authors F-J;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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