The Knowledge

The Knowledge

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018 | Unabridged
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Robbie Parsons is one of London's finest, a black cab driver who knows the city by heart. In his backseat is a man with a gun in his hand--a man who brazenly committed a crime in front of the Artemis Club then jumped in and ordered Parsons to drive. As the criminal eventually escapes to Nairobi, Detective Superintendent Richard Jury comes across the case in the Saturday paper. Two days previously, he had met and connected with one of the victims, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that involves Tanzanian gem mines, a closed Reno casino, and a pub that only London's black cabbies who have the knowledge can find. With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes's New York Times bestselling Richard Jury Mysteries are utterly unlike anyone else's detective novels (The Washington Post).
Publisher: Chicago : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781974901425
Characteristics: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: West, Steve (Actor)
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Mar 25, 2018

This is the 24th murder mystery in the Richard Jury series. However, since this is a first in the series for me, I can approach it on its own individual merits. This can easily be read as a standalone. Richard Jury is a Scotland Yard sleuth and The Knowledge is the name of a London pub frequented by black cab drivers only. The book begins with the murder of a married couple outside of an elite art gallery/casino. The crime is witnessed by a cab driver who, in turn, is kidnapped. The storyline takes us from London to Africa and back again, introducing new characters as it progresses. This novel reads like a cozy mystery because the characters are not always credible and sometimes confuse the story. I did enjoy The Knowledge and would like to read more of Martha Grimes' previous novels.

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