The Blue Last (Richard Jury, Book 17) by Martha Grimes

By Martha Grimes

In The Blue Last, Richard Jury ultimately faces the very last thing on this planet he desires to deal with—the battle that killed his mom, his father, his early life. Mickey Haggerty, a DCI with the London urban police, has requested for Jury's support. skeletons were unearthed within the urban throughout the excavation of London's final bombsite, the place as soon as a pub stood known as the The Blue final. Mickey believes baby who survived the bombing has been posing for over fifty years as a toddler who didn't. The grandchild of brewery magnet Oliver Tyndale supposedly survived that December 1940 bombing . . . yet did she? Mickey additionally has a homicide to resolve. Simon Croft, filthy rich urban monetary dealer, and son of the one-time proprietor of The Blue final is located shot to loss of life in his Thames-side condo. however the publication he was once writing approximately London in the course of the German blitzkrieg has disappeared.
Jury desires to get eyes and ears into Tynedale resort, and appears to his good friend, Melrose Plant, to play the function. Reluctantly, Plant performs it, followed on his rounds of the resort gardens by means of nine-year-old Gemma Trim, orphan and ward of Oliver Tynedale; and Benny Keagan, a innovative twelve-year-old orphaned supply boy.

And Richard Jury would possibly not make it out alive.

A stolen publication, stolen lives, or is any of this what it kind of feels? id, reminiscence, provenance - those are all known as into query in The Blue Last

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Die so genannten »Taxi-Fälle« waren ihr gut bekannt. Es handelte sich um eine Reihe äußerst brutaler Raubüberfälle, die im Raum Lübeck verübt worden waren. Wiederholt waren Taxifahrer nachts von einem Fahrgast in eine einsame Gegend gelockt, mit einem Totschläger niedergeprügelt und dann ausgeraubt worden. Einer der Taxifahrer war vor ein paar Wochen an seinen schweren Kopfverletzungen gestorben. Seitdem war das Kommissariat 1 in die Ermittlungen eingeschaltet worden. �Herr Rist hat gerade ein Geständnis unterzeichnet, die Taxi-Fälle betreffend«, sagte Broders.

Sie hatten sich längst über die Lage und den Mechanismus des Faches informiert. �Fragt mich lieber nicht, wo ich das her habe. Es ist allerbester Stoff«, meinte Albrecht, als er mit dem Briefchen in der Hand zurückkehrte. Er schüttete das Kokain auf den verspiegelten Blumenvasenuntersetzer seiner Großtante. Joe sah ihm zu, wie er die weißen Krümel mit der Klinge eines Teppichmessers zerhackte. Mit der Kante seines Personalausweises schob Albrecht das weiße Pulver zu drei dünnen lines zusammen. Joe versuchte, mit kreisenden Bewegungen seine verspannten Schultern zu lockern.

Es war bereits halb acht. Ihr Weg führte sie über die Possehlbrücke, am Stadion Buniamshof vorbei und dann am Traveufer entlang. Sie überquerte die Trave zur Altstadt hin über die kleine Dankwartsbrücke. Als sie in die Straße einbog, die zum Dom hochführte, hörte sie plötzlich dumpfes Trommelschlagen. Stimmengewirr, Musikfetzen und die heiseren Rufe eines Marktschreiers hallten zwischen den eng zusammenstehenden Häuserfassaden wider. Wie hatte sie das vergessen können? Heute war der erste Abend des Lübecker Altstadtfestes.

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