Richard Jury is a fictional character created by American novelist Martha Grimes. The books fall into the cozy mystery genre. Jury starts out as a chief inspector at Scotland Yard. He works with an aristocrat named Melrose Plant and Alfred Wiggins, a sergeant. Jury grew up an orphan after his parents died in World War II.

Martha Grimes began the Richard Jury series in 1981 with The Man With a Load of Mischief. Each book in the series is named after a pub. Below is a list of Martha Grimes’ Richard Jury books in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Richard Jury Books


The Man With a Load of Mischief(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Fox Deceiv'd(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anodyne Necklace(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dirty Duck(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jerusalem Inn(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Help the Poor Struggler(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deer Leap(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Am The Only Running Footman(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Five Bells and Bladebone(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Silent(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Contempibles(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horse You Came In On(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow's End(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case Has Altered(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stargazey(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lamorna Wink(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blue Last(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grave Maurice(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winds of Change(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Wine Shades(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dust(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Cat(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vertigo 42(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price