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The Black Cat

(2010)
(Book 22 in the Richard Jury series)
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The inimitable Richard Jury returns in a thrilling tale of mystery, madness, and mistaken identity

Three months have passed since Richard Jury was left bereft and guilt- ridden after his lover's tragic auto accident, and he is now more wary than ever. He is deeply suspicious when requested on a case far out of his jurisdiction in an outlying village where a young woman has been murdered behind the local pub. The only witness is the establishment's black cat, who gives neither crook nor clue as to the girl's identity or her killer's.

Identifying the girl becomes tricky when she's recognized as both the shy local librarian and a posh city escort, and Jury must use all his wits and intuition to determine the connection to subsequent escort murders. Meanwhile, Jury's nemesis, Harry Johnson, continues to goad Jury down a dangerous path. And Johnson, along with the imperturbable dog Mungo, just may be the key to it all.

Written with Martha Grimes's trademark insight and grace, The Black Cat signals the thrilling return of her greatest character. The superintendent is a man possessed of prodigious analytical gifts and charm, yet vulnerable in the most perplexing ways.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Cat (A Richard Jury Mystery: Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4104-2526-6 / 978-1-4104-2526-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 0-670-02160-1 / 978-0-670-02160-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 0-451-23294-1 / 978-0-451-23294-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

April 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Black Cat (Richard Jury Mysteries)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 0-14-242796-9 / 978-0-14-242796-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Black Cat
Author(s): John Lee (Narrator) Martha Grimes (Author)
ISBN: 0-307-71565-5 / 978-0-307-71565-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Cat: A Richard Jury Mystery (Richard Jury Mysteries)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA