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ISBN: 0896216659
Author: Martha Grimes
Language: English
Publisher: Thorndike Press (1985)
Pages: 327
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 387
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who helped a poor struggler. Her mind lives tidily, apart. That didn’t help the Dorset police greatly, since Simon had been a twelve-year-old schoolboy and was wearing, at the time of his death, the black jacket and tie which constituted the school uniform.

who helped a poor struggler. That the killer was at least a foot taller would not be particularly helpful in establishing identity. The boy lay face downward in the alley by the Five Alls pub, crumpled in fetal position against the blind wall which was the pub’s side facing the alley.

She drew a giant X across that square, knowing she was cheating, since it was only teatime and the awful day was not yet over. Another day as blank as the square. There were now five X’s in a row. Another day as blank as the square e picture above them showed some Dartmoor ponies doing what they always did - chewing grass. She looked at the picture for March. It showed the giant rock-formation of Vixen Tor and a few hardy pilgrims on their way up the rocks. Another stupid pile of rocks they walked for miles to see.

Martha Grimes is one. I have thoroughly enjoyed acquainting myself with her series of Inspector Richard Jury mysteries over . Help the Poor Struggler is another of those strangely named British pubs that Grimes takes for her titles. I have thoroughly enjoyed acquainting myself with her series of Inspector Richard Jury mysteries over the past year. This is only the seventh in the series that now runs to twenty-three books at last count, so it's likely that I have a few more years of fun reading ahead of me - unless I decide to do a Grimes readathon and finish up in a hurry. Nah, I'd rather spread the pleasure out. Help the Poor Struggler is another of those strangely named British pubs that Grimes takes for her titles

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Help the Poor -04-03T09:12:48+00:00. Help the Poor Struggler. Boston: Little, Brown, 1985). Around bleak Dartmoor, where the Hound of the Baskervilles once bayed, three children have been brutally murdered.

Help the Poor -04-03T09:12:48+00:00. Now Richard Jury of Scotland Yard joins forces with a hot-tempered local constable named Brian Macalvie to track down the killer.

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Help the Poor Struggler (Boston: Little, Brown, 1985). "Best Literary Mysteries (1435 books)". The Deer Leap (Boston: Little, Brown, 1985). I Am the Only Running Footman (Boston: Little, Brown, 1986). McFarland, December 16, 2010). Retrieved October 20, 2019. "Awardees" nerowolfe. "Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2012 Edgar Award Nominees" prnewswire. com, January 19, 2012. Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale, 2006.

After the excessive curlicues and fripperies of Jerusalem Inn (1984), Grimes is back in top form again - in a darker-toned case that brings on a new detection-partner for Supt

After the excessive curlicues and fripperies of Jerusalem Inn (1984), Grimes is back in top form again - in a darker-toned case that brings on a new detection-partner for Supt. Richard Jury of Scotland Yard (as astute and gentle as ever) and his unofficial sidekick, ex-aristocrat Melrose Plant.

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Comments:

Fordg
Whenever I need a break from more serious reading, there are a few authors that I know I can depend on to entertain me without taxing my poor brain too much. Martha Grimes is one. I have thoroughly enjoyed acquainting myself with her series of Inspector Richard Jury mysteries over the past year. This is only the seventh in the series that now runs to twenty-three books at last count, so it's likely that I have a few more years of fun reading ahead of me - unless I decide to do a Grimes readathon and finish up in a hurry. Nah, I'd rather spread the pleasure out.

Help the Poor Struggler is another of those strangely named British pubs that Grimes takes for her titles. This one is located in Dartmoor, haunt of that long-ago Hound, and is a particularly hardscrabble example of the genre. But it is favored by the District Superintendent/Commander Macalvie of the police. Both Macalvie and the pub feature prominently in this story.

It begins with the murder of a young woman in the area some twenty years before. She was stabbed to death in a house where her five-year-old daughter was present and perhaps saw the crime. Afterwards the child lapses into a catatonic state and is unable to answer questions. Ultimately, a young medical student is convicted of the crime and sent to prison, but Constable Brian Macalvie who investigated the case is convinced that he is innocent.

Fast forward to the present. Three young children have been killed in villages around Dartmoor where Brian Macalvie is now the commander. He is sure that these crimes are somehow related to that old murder, which, in his mind, was never solved. Coincidentally, that young medical student who was convicted of it has recently been released from prison and is in the area. His favorite pub is Help the Poor Struggler.

Inspector Jury of Scotland Yard is sent to Dartmoor to help with the investigation. He is not welcomed with open arms by the arrogant Macalvie, but they establish a grudging (on Macalvie's part) working relationship. On the other hand, Macalvie immediately bonds with Sgt. Wiggins, who provides him with a steady supply of Fisherman's Friend lozenges. Macalvie is trying to quit smoking, which doesn't improve his temper.

At length we meet Grimes' latest in her precocious child creations: Lady Jessica, a ten-year-old orphaned heiress who lives with her mysterious uncle and an ever-changing series of governesses, along with a constant estate staff and her dog Henry. Jessica's main goal in life is to ensure that her very attractive uncle does not marry. Jury's intuition tells him that this child may be in danger - that she may be slated to be the next victim.

I was just about halfway through the book and wondering why Melrose Plant had not yet made an appearance. I need not have feared! Jury calls on him to deploy as his undercover agent at Ashcroft, the estate where Jessica and her uncle live, to observe what is happening there, keep an eye on Jessica and report back. In the end, he plays an important part in giving Jury the clue that cracks the mystery.

As usual with Grimes, this was a quick and pleasant read with attractive characters and an interesting plot. Macalvie, in particular, was a quirky and intriguing creation. I wonder if we will see anything further of him, or was he just a one-off? I confess to rather liking him and would be happy to see him in later books.
Kelerana
As usual, Martha Grimes comes through with a very readable mystery featuring Inspector Richard Jury and his friend Melrose Plant. Set in the vicinity of Dartmoor, the book deals with a series of murders of small children. Fearful that another small child, Jessica, a very wealthy orphan with a classic automobile lover as her uncle and guardian. There is the photographer with may notb e what she seems, a new and pretty governess, and a strange will which may have set off the murders. Also as usual, Grimes' book title comes from an inn called Help the Poor Struggler. Recommended for all readers who enjoy a well-crafted mystery.
Azago
It's another book, with another cop making psychic leaps and jumps about a crime that is connected, without any kind of fact or proof. Most of the characters are well drawn and interesting. And it has plenty of twists and turns. And strings left untied or not well tied. Once again, the poor girls and what she does to and with them.
Not-the-Same
. I really like the Jury novels, it's is a bit above average. there is a little more character development, not much tho. the new characters are a little tedious. the mystery nothing to write home about. follows the same formula, which is fine but needs good characters and development, not to mention a fine mystery to hang together. pretty much have to read to follow the series.
Leceri
If only she would write another book. I'm re-reading her "Emma" books for the third time and this is after I read all of the Richard Jury mysteries. Sigh!
Dianantrius
Bought this book for my wife who reads a lot of M. Grimes. She likes them. So, good idea!
Mozel
This book isn't a bad book,it's just juggling too many things-too many characters, too many locales,too many plot diversions. Because of this,the mystery gets diluted,and the story doesn't move along at a quick enough pace.
However,it is an interesting psychological study, and Grimes has a nice style reminiscent of Dashiel Hammet the sarcastic hard-boiled kind of detective.
I like the mystery novel, but am also confused by more than several pages throughout the book which appear in symbolic type, making those pages impossible to read. This creates gaps in portions of the novel. I have not had this issue before with Kindle downloads and am surprised at its happening. I don't know if or how this could be fixed.

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