Monday, February 22, 2010

The Grave Maurice (2002)

The Grave Maurice (Richard Jury Mysteries 18) The Grave Maurice by Martha Grimes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
"His thought, unfinished, stumbled up against loss." And that beautiful line, one of many in The Grave Maurice pretty well sums up my reaction to the book. The story is promising with a horse racing background, a missing young women, and Jury recovering from his last case. (I was pleased to see Josephine Tey credited for inspiration.) But when the last page was turned, the holes in the plot disturbed me.

"There never is anyway. Closure. Everything remains unfinished." Another lovely quote from Grimes which maybe sums up her way of dealing with the story. It didn't work for me.

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