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How about Gemma and Ben?,
This review is from: The Blue Last: A Richard Jury Mystery (Hardcover)
What a disappointment this was! I was getting tired of Melrose Plant and his bunch, and Richard Jury is wearing a little thin, but I really liked Jemma and Ben. What wonderful characters. I wanted to hear more about them and see some satisfying conclusion.
The ending was just plain terrible, but I recognize the style; it's called the "1000 word short story syndrome." When students are assigned a paper with a certain number of pages or words, they often make a good start, but as soon as they have enough words or pages, they wrap it all up in about two sentences and hand it in. Shame on you Martha Grimes; if you don't want to write any more, change professions, but don't leave rich characters like Gemma and Ben in limbo.