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Vertigo 42

(2014)
(Book 23 in the Richard Jury series)
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The inimitable Richard Jury returns in the latest in the bestselling mystery series: "Martha Grimes has written a whodunit with terrific characters and a grand plot mixed with her unique droll wit. Vertigo 42 is one smart mystery!" (Susan Isaacs, bestselling author of Goldberg Variations)

Richard Jury is meeting Tom Williamson at Vertigo 42, a bar on the forty-second floor of an office building in London's financial district. Despite inconclusive evidence, Tom is convinced his wife, Tess, was murdered seventeen years ago. The inspector in charge of the case was sure Tess's death was accidental - a direct result of vertigo - but the official police inquiry is still an open verdict and Jury agrees to re-examine the case.

Jury learns that a nine-year-old girl fell to her death five years before Tess at the same place in Devon where Tess died, at a small house party. Jury seeks out the five surviving party guests, who are now adults, hoping they can shed light on this bizarre coincidence. Ultimately, four deaths - two in the past, two that occur on the pages of this intricate, compelling novel - keep Richard Jury and his sidekick Sergeant Wiggins running from their homes in Islington to the countryside in Devon and to London as they try to figure out if the deaths were accidental or not. And, if they are connected.

Witty, well-written, with literary references from Thomas Hardy to Yeats, Vertigo 42 is a pitch perfect, page-turning novel from a mystery writer at the top of her game.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Vertigo 42 (A Richard Jury Mystery)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4104-7275-2 / 978-1-4104-7275-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4767-2402-4 / 978-1-4767-2402-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4767-2405-9 / 978-1-4767-2405-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery
Author(s): Martha Grimes
ISBN: 1-4423-6980-9 / 978-1-4423-6980-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 23
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 23
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery, Book 23
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Vertigo 42: A Richard Jury Mystery (Richard Jury Mysteries Book 23)
Author(s): Martha Grimes
Publisher: Scribner
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