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The Old Wine Shades

(2006)
(Book 20 in the Richard Jury series)
A novel by

 
 
The latest in New York Times bestselling author Martha Grimes's Richard Jury mystery series

"The dog came back."
"This is a joke, right?"
"No, it isn't. . . . So do you want to hear the rest of it?" Dumbly, Jury nodded.


The rest of it is told by Harry Johnson, a stranger who sits down next to Richard Jury as he's drinking in a London pub called the Old Wine Shades. Over three successive nights Harry spins this complicated story about a good friend of his whose wife and son (and dog) disappeared one day as they were viewing property in Surrey. They've been missing for nine months--no trace, no clue, no lead as to what happened.

He's a fascinating bloke, this Harry Johnson--rich, handsome, unattached, and brainy about the esoteric subject of quantum mechanics, a field in which the vanished woman's husband, Hugh Gault, excels: He's an authority on string theory, which has some pretty funny notions about the nature of reality.

Jury wonders, Is Harry Johnson winding him up? Or did it really happen? The dog did come back--but how? And from where? And when Jury investigates, all seems to be just as Harry described it.

Until they find the body.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Martha Grimes's The Old Wine Shades

Hardback Editions

March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Old Wine Shades: A Richard Jury Mystery
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-59722-203-8 / 978-1-59722-203-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Old Wine Shades
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 0-670-03479-7 / 978-0-670-03479-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Old Wine Shades (Richard Jury Mystery)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 0-451-22072-2 / 978-0-451-22072-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Old Wine Shades: A Richard Jury Mystery (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-59413-190-2 / 978-1-59413-190-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Pr
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Old Wine Shades
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-5366-6720-X / 978-1-5366-6720-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Old Wine Shades: Richard Jury, Book 20
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Old Wine Shades: Richard Jury, Book 20
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Old Wine Shades: Richard Jury, Book 20
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Old Wine Shades: A Richard Jury Mystery (Richard Jury Mysteries)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 0-14-305845-2 / 978-0-14-305845-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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February 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Old Wine Shades
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4159-2610-7 / 978-1-4159-2610-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Old Wine Shades (The Richard Jury Mysteries)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Grove Press
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