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The sun, smoking behind a haze of cloud, threw off a light of burnished pewter. Mysteriously lit, it was as if the watery, colorless land refused drabness, stood determinedly against diminishment. This is a landscape that can easily deceive, a landscape that volunteers nothing, as if to say, “You’re on your own, mate”—much like the habitues of the only pub for miles around called the Case Has Altered.

The Lincolnshire Fenlands are the right setting for Richard Jury’s latest case, a mystifying double murder. The body of one woman is found on the wash; another woman lies floating in a canal in Windy Fen. Both women are connected with Fengate: Dorcas Reese, a servant; Verna Dunn, the louche ex-wife of the owner, Max Owen, a man with a passion for antiques. So when the principal suspect turns out to be Jenny Kennington, a woman Jury has long loved, he decides he needs someone inside Fengate, someone who can impersonate an antiques expert.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Like the fens, which appear so cold and dead in the distance, life reveals itself in the homely details.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Richard Jury…is back in The Case Has Altered, but—as usual—his sidekick Melrose Plant steals the show…Even murder seems a little less grim with Melrose Plant around.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A delicious ebb and flow of tension—first, we get a trial for Lady Kennington, then more twists and turns as the real killer is finally, surprisingly revealed. In the process, there's beautifully rendered atmosphere.”

    Library Journal

  • “Procedural fireworks await…Grimes’ best book in years.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 1997 New York Times Notable Book of the Year for Mystery
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