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Martha Grimes is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, twenty-four of them featuring Richard Jury. The recipient of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award, Grimes lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Stuffed full to overflowing with fascinating characters, this is a fusion mystery that combines cosy, amateur sleuth, and police procedural. When a body is found in waters off the Isles of Scilly, Inspector Richard Jury begins an investigation that leads to further murders. First things first, if you haven’t yet read any of the Richard Jury Mystery series, I feel that you really do need to in order to fully enjoy this novel. Martha Grimes has been writing about Richard Jury since 1981, and here we are at book 25! Covering a number of police forces, and an extensive list of characters, there is plenty to keep you occupied. For those who love this series, it will feel as though you are meeting old friends. As the plot darts from location to location, you may well need to hang onto Jury’s coattails and I recommend keeping your wits about you. Each character adds interest, whether it be as an additional person of interest, or even just for gossipy amusement. As the web of information begins to entangle and close, all starts to become clear in The Old Success.