The Knowledge

The Knowledge

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"In the latest series outing, The Knowledge, the Scotland Yard detective nearly meets his match in a Baker Street Irregulars-like gang of kids and a homicide case that reaches into east Africa. Robbie Parsons is one of London's finest, a black cab driver who knows every street, every theater, every landmark in 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, a rarefied art gallery-cum-casino, 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, Jury had met and instantly connected with one of the victims of the crime, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury soon enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that takes unexpected turns into Tanzanian gem mines, a closed casino in Reno, Nevada, and a pub that only London's black cabbies, those who have "the knowledge," can find"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2018]
Edition: First hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780802128010
0802128017
9780802146250
Branch Call Number: MYS Grimes, M 100.24 2018
Characteristics: 364 pages ; 25 cm

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Spirit_of_Che
Jun 18, 2018

I have read every one of the richard jury novels, and enjoyed them tremendously. Martha Grimes is now in her late 80s and is still going strong. This book I Is probably one of the best, as far as intricacies and surprises in the plot.

Although there are a couple of extremely implausible events, I guess you could chalk that up to artistic license, this is a very interesting story.

While I would recommend this book you really should start the series with her first Richard jury novel, "The man with a load of mischief". Each novel builds the detail of the characters and their relationship to Richard jury and each other.

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