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The Old Contemptibles

Martha Grimes

Following a passionate and troubled love affair with a pretty widow named Jane Holdsworth, Jury finds himself, unaccountably, a suspect in a murder investigation. Detained in London, Jury sends his friend Melrose Plant, former Earl of Caverness, to the Holdsworth family's Lake District home to pose as an eccentric librarian. Plant discovers that his catalogue cards contain less data on Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey than they do on tantalizing questions about the Holdsworths: What happened to Crabbe Holdsworth's first wife? What happened to his son, Graham? What happened to the cook Annie? And what might happen to the two children, favorites of rich old Adam Holdworth, who prefers the ambience of a swank retirement home, Castle Howe, where he and the elegant Lady Cray can drive the staff crazy? Jury and Sergeant Wiggins finally join Melrose at the Old Contemptibles pub, where they arrive at a solution that Jury detests, for no matter what he does, innocence will suffer.

Following a passionate and troubled love affair with a pretty widow named Jane Holdsworth, Jury finds himself, unaccountably, a suspect in a murder investigation. Detained in London, Jury sends his friend Melrose Plant, former Earl of Caverness, to the Holdsworth family's Lake District home to pose as an eccentric librarian. Plant discovers that his catalogue cards contain less data on Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey than they do on tantalizing questions about the Holdsworths: What happened to Crabbe Holdsworth's first wife? What happened to his son, Graham? What happened to the cook Annie? And what might happen to the two children, favorites of rich old Adam Holdworth, who prefers the ambience of a swank retirement home, Castle Howe, where he and the elegant Lady Cray can drive the staff crazy? Jury and Sergeant Wiggins finally join Melrose at the Old Contemptibles pub, where they arrive at a solution that Jury detests, for no matter what he does, innocence will suffer.
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Following a passionate and troubled love affair with a pretty widow named Jane Holdsworth, Jury finds himself, unaccountably, a suspect in a murder investigation. Detained in London, Jury sends his friend Melrose Plant, former Earl of Caverness, to the Holdsworth family's Lake District home to pose as an eccentric librarian. Plant discovers that his catalogue cards contain less data on Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey than they do on tantalizing questions about the Holdsworths: What happened to Crabbe Holdsworth's first wife? What happened to his son, Graham? What happened to the cook Annie? And what might happen to the two children, favorites of rich old Adam Holdworth, who prefers the ambience of a swank retirement home, Castle Howe, where he and the elegant Lady Cray can drive the staff crazy? Jury and Sergeant Wiggins finally join Melrose at the Old Contemptibles pub, where they arrive at a solution that Jury detests, for no matter what he does, innocence will suffer.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steve West

Length:

11h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

27:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

25:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:06