The Dirty Duck by Martha Grimes

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The Dirty Duck is a pub in Shakespeare’s beloved Stratford, and in this pub Miss Gwendolyn Bracegirdle of Sarasota, Florida, fresh from a performance of As You Like It, takes her last drink. A few minutes later she is slashed ear to ear, the only clue: two lines from an unknown poem printed across a theater program. The razor-happy murderer, it seems is stalking a group of rich American tourists. And Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury, just passing through Stratford for a glimpse of the intriguing Lady Kennington, instead takes a crash course in the bloodier side of Elizabethan verse.

About Martha Grimes

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Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of eighteen Richard Jury mysteries and also the acclaimed fiction Foul Matter, Cold Flat Junction, Hotel Paradise, The End of the Pier, and The Train Now Departing.
Published March 26, 2013 by Scribner. 324 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Grimes (The Anodyne Necklace, etc.) continues to extract maximum entertainment value from quiet, handsome Superintendent Richard Jury and his titled, unofficial sidekick Melrose Plant—who this time investigate a series of bloody murders aimed at Honeysuckle Tours, an exclusive US travel-out...

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