Book Review: The Winds of Change by Martha Grimes

The Winds of Change (Richard Jury, #19)The Winds of Change by Martha Grimes is a novel that was passed onto me. The story sounded interesting – I do enjoy reading murder stories (I am sure you guessed! 🙂 ). This tale describes an investigation by Richard Jury (the name sounds vaguely familiar which means I may have read another of Martha Grimes’ tales of this ilk). The story shows a connection of the dead body of a young girl in London to the cold case of a missing girl in Launceston. The clues of the investigation remain elusive – clues which Richard Jury is able to finally piece together.

I found reading this story slow-going. The back and forth between characters and places is not clearly defined and, in the beginning, was a little confusing. Once I figured out who was who, I was able to make the connections that the authors was describing. I did not find the story enthralling, however, and it took me a while to complete this tale.

Have you read any of Martha Grimes’ tales?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This novel was the fifth in my 50 book pledge for 2018)

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11 thoughts on “Book Review: The Winds of Change by Martha Grimes

  1. I think I used to read her, when I used to read Elizabeth George, I think the name was, and a lot of the British and British-heritage women writers. I found that the series were usually very cumulative, almost like the Dorothy Sayers books where the people’s lives go on throughout the series.

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  2. Assuming knowledge of a background from previous writings is off-putting, although filling it in without it seeming laboured (as I have tried to do with one series of two) is a tricky task. I wonder if these books are suited to certain readers, who love them, or if the stories simply don’t come off full stop.

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    1. I am wondering that too. I have read books in a middle of the series before without feeling lost – and they have always wanted me to read the others. This one, alas, does not make me want to rush out and ‘catch up’.

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