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The Anodyne Necklace (Richard Jury, Bk 3)
The Anodyne Necklace - Richard Jury, Bk 3 Author:Martha Grimes A spinster whose passion was bird-watching, a dotty peer who pinched pennies, and a baffling murder made the tiny village of Littlebourne a most extraordinary place. And a severed finger made a ghastly clue in a killing that led local constables from a corpse to a boggy footpath to a beautiful lady's mansion. — But Richard Jury refused prefer... more »red to take the less traveled route to a slightly disreputable pub, the Anodyne Necklace. There, drinks all around loosened enough tongues to link a London mugging with the Littlebourne murder and a treasure map that would chart the way to yet another chilling crime.« less
Grimes books move quickly from deadly crime committed to a considerable cast of characters who all have a possible connection to the victim or the location of the crime. I find it interesting that in addition to the adult characters, I am discovering that
the author also introduces a clever young person or child into the mix. Having read
three Grimes books in a row, I'm beginning to see several interesting and pleasing
patterns in her subject matter which helps to make the reader more involved with
her stories and her characters as they develop from book to book. Good, light mysteries with nice character development, nevertheless.