The Old Wine Shades This riff on the classic "man walks into a bar" tale involves the disappearance of a wife and child and the husband's subsequent descent into… The Old Wine Shades This riff on the classic "man walks into a bar" tale involves the disappearance of a wife and child and the husband's subsequent descent into… 2006-02-21 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Viking
Book Review

The Old Wine Shades (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 21, 2006; Writer: Martha Grimes; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Viking

This riff on the classic ''man walks into a bar'' tale involves the disappearance of a wife and child and the husband's subsequent descent into madness — or does it?
In a former life... This is Richard Jury's 20th outing — only this time, the Scotland Yard superintendent, recently disciplined, is working on his own.
Bottom Line A top-notch Grimes, replete with an especially suave villain and a most peculiar twist.

Originally posted Mar 03, 2006 Published in issue #867 Mar 10, 2006 Order article reprints