TITLE: THE STARGAZEY
AUTHOR: MARTHA GRIMES
Details: nr. 15 Richard Jury Mystery
One night, while riding on a bus, Richard Jury observes a woman in a long fur coat. She gets on the bus, gets off the bus, walks for a while only to get back on the bus again. When she gets off the bus for the second time, Jury is so intrigued that he follows her. But when she enters a park, his doubts about his behaviour get too strong, and he gets back on his own way.
When he hears the next day that a woman in a fur coat has been found murdered in the park, he can't help wondering if things would have been different if he had continued to follow her.
Then, when he sees her in the morgue, he realises that although she looks very similar, the dead woman isn't the one he followed.
And thus starts a tangled web involving art and Russia.
With Melrose Plant following the art angle and Richard concentrating on find the woman he did follow and getting the truth out of her, solutions seem to be eluding both of them.
And when things do become clear, Jury has to concede defeat and Melrose has to be rescued by a very unlikely saviour.
These books always confuse me a bit, because for the longest time nothing much appears to be happening, to the point where it frustrates me a bit, and then things start to click together, and all is well in the world again.