The Lamorna Wink Book Summary and Study Guide

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When a local woman comes up missing, reported by her frantic nephew, and an unidentified body is found, everyone assumes the worst. In Martha Grimes' latest Superintendent Jury episode, naturally Scotland Yard is called in. This time,
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however, Grimes has shipped Jury off on a wild goose chase to North Ireland and longtime friend Melrose Plant takes on the responsibilities (unofficially, of course, as he
is a wealthy, unemployed, member of the peerage, and has no connection to the police other than through his friendship with Jury). In “The Lamorna Wink,” the 15th Richard Jury
novel, Grimes takes us to Devon/Cornwall and she takes along the usual gang of Grimes' “suspects”--Aunt Agatha, Sgt. Wiggins, Marshall Trueblood, Diane Demorney, to name a
few. Grimes is on form with this edition of the popular series, and the conclusion of this mystery does not come without its surprises. She usually springs the “solutions”--which also includes generous servings of Old Peculiar!--in a pub setting (The Lamorna Wink is
an actual pub, as are the titles of all the Jury mysteries). This book is certainly worth a second round of the innkeeper's best!

The review of this Book prepared by Bill Hobbs

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very humorous    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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