The Knowledge

A Richard Jury Mystery

London's finest and "the Filth" come together on a double-homicide case that reaches into Africa.

By Martha Grimes Read by Steve West Detective / Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers English, Unabridged 12h 4m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Part 24 of the Richard Jury Mysteries series.

							Robbie Parsons is one of London's finest, a black cab driver who knows 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 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, he had met and connected with one of the victims, a professor of astrophysics at Columbia and an expert gambler. Feeling personally affronted, Jury enlists Melrose Plant, Marshall Trueblood, and his whole gang of merry characters to contend with a case that involves Tanzanian gem mines, a closed Reno casino, and a pub that only London's black cabbies who have "the knowledge" can find. 

With their signature wit, sly plotting, and gloriously offbeat characters, Martha Grimes's New York Times bestselling Richard Jury Mysteries are "utterly unlike anyone else's detective novels" (The Washington Post).

"Grimes’ endlessly fertile imagination conjures up new people, places, and episodes that you’ll want to hear all about…" - Kirkus Reviews

"…Readers will appreciate the elements that have made this a long-running bestselling series…" - Publishers Weekly

"This twenty-fourth installment in the series will please fans and entice newcomers to start the series from the beginning." - Booklist

"…an absorbing story involving gem smuggling, gambling in London and Reno, Nevada, and a genuinely surprising conclusion." - The Seattle Times

"Listeners will feel they’re in the cab and at the airport when the killer departs. Genuine sound effects and West’s impressive accents add to the listening pleasure." - Audiofile

"West’s mastery of Grimes’s wit, twisting plot, and zany characters will keep listeners hooked from start to finish." - Publishers Weekly