Vertigo 42

Vertigo 42

A Richard Jury Mystery

Book - 2014
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Richard Jury is meeting Tom Williamson at Vertigo 42, a bar in London's financial district. 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. Jury and his sidekick Sergeant Wiggins learn that a nine-year-old girl fell to her death five years before Tess at the same country house in Devon where Tess died.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2014
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476724027
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY GRI
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Vertigo forty-two


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Jun 22, 2016

Maybe I just didn't give it long enough but I couldn't get into it.

Jun 21, 2016

I love Martha Grimes' Richard Jury novels. Her characters are inventive and well drawn. This particular novel is an easy read. Not mind wretching. She brings back many of the series characters, though Melrose Plant, the clan at the Jack and Hammer and even Carol Anne aren't given as much to do with solving the latest murders. Even Wiggins seems a little less of his quirky self. But still it's a good book to while away some summer reading time.

May 20, 2015

nobody has commented on the big clanger in this book which reveals that the author is surely losing her grip.

israelson Dec 11, 2014

I, too have been a Martha Grimes fan and have read all the Richard Jury series so when I saw this book with a 2014 copyright I was delighted. Unfortunately the book is not very good. It wanders all over the place from fighting dogs to multiple deaths and concludes that the murderer is a gay man as it attempts to replicate movie plots. The motivation is quite unclear and I suspect that Martha Grimes did not write this.

Sep 13, 2014

I have enjoyed the whole Richard Jury series! This book is very enjoyable. We hear about our old friends, and the plot is interesting. Like all series, it is best to read the books in order.

Aug 30, 2014

All the old favourites and plenty of intrigue as Richard Jury & Co investigate a cold case with present day additions as they uncover the murderer. Well done .

Aug 05, 2014

Back to her best form. All the well-known characters are back and in character - I might be old-fashioned but I like it like that.

Jul 22, 2014

I am a big fan of Richard Jury and his gang, and I enjoyed this very much, more than the most recent novels, which were weird and different. Anyways, almost like Dorothy Dunnett, you really have to pay attention to every line, because the author isn't going dress up important plot points with obvious fanfare so you can't miss it. Smart writing, subtle characters, great plot. As previous reviewers said, *everyone* is in this, I wonder if new readers would be confused (like going to a party and not knowing anyone).

Jul 08, 2014

Most of the characters from the Jury series make at least an appearance in this. I've been enjoying this series for almost 2 decades, and although I haven't finished the book yet, somehow, this feels like we are on a farewell tour. I'm afraid this is close to the end of the series, and it's a little nostalgic. It's also as confusing as some of the early works, which makes it interesting most of the time, but hard to follow on occasion (so I sympathize with the commenter who almost put it down). Maybe it spread too thin? I think it's time for me to restart at the beginning of the series….

Jun 25, 2014

I found this book a bit draggy in some parts. Three quarters of the way through I almost put it aside, but did finish, DISAPPOINTED!!!

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