The Man With A Load of Mischief

The Man With A Load of Mischief

A Richard Jury Novel

Book - 2003
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Penguin Putnam

At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub’s sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer. Except for one Melrose Plant. A keen observer of human nature, he points Jury in the right direction: into the darkest parts of his neighbors’ hearts…



Random House, Inc.
At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub’s sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer. Except for one Melrose Plant. A keen observer of human nature, he points Jury in the right direction: into the darkest parts of his neighbors’ hearts…

Baker & Taylor
Inspector Richard Jury and Melrose Plant uncover dark secrets from the past when they investigate the deaths of two strangers at two different English inns in Long Piddleton where the village's most distinguished citizens become the prime suspects. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Thorndike Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780451410818
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 18 cm

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Spirit_of_Che
Apr 09, 2017

This is the first book in a great series. Inspector Richard jury and his group of irregulars make for excellent reading. I've read the entire series and highly recommend it.

cals_peggy Oct 06, 2015

Martha Grimes is my second favorite mystery author right after Christie. I love her humor and her characters are developed so well that you begin to feel like you are at home.

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