The Case Has Altered: A Richard Jury Mystery Audiobook, by Martha Grimes Play Audiobook Sample

The Case Has Altered: A Richard Jury Mystery Audiobook

The Case Has Altered: A Richard Jury Mystery Audiobook, by Martha Grimes Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Steve West Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Richard Jury Series Release Date: April 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781442363236

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50:02 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

28 seconds

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20:01 minutes

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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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“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 


  • “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.”

    —, editorial review
  • “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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About Martha Grimes

Martha Grimes is the author of more than thirty books, twenty-four of them featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Richard Jury. In 1983, she received the Nero Wolfe Award for best mystery of the year for The Anodyne Necklace. She is the winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award.

About Steve West

Steve West, the winner of multiple Earphones Awards for narration, is an international actor who has starred on London’s prestigious West End stage, including productions of Mamma Mia! and Oh, What a Night! He is widely known for his television and film work in both the United States and the UK, and he has performed for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He hosts his own television show for the UK live from Los Angeles.