Another winner for Grimes.
Great series, this Richard Jury entry is set in bleak Dartmoor. Brian Macalvie makes his first entry into the series in this book. Wonderful off-beat police procedurals with very interesting characters.
I love Martha Grimes' books. I discovered her recently, and have read nearly all of them already!
A GREAT OLD TIME ENGLISH WHO DONE IT!
One of the better Jury mysteries. I love Grimes subtle sense of humor.
The forbidding landscape of Dartmoor seems the perfect setting for murder. But even the hardy locals are shocked when three children are killed. Jury joins forces with Brian Macalvie, a hot-tempered chief superintendent who believes the killings stem from an old injustice that he wishes to right. Their investigation, which starts at a desolate pub called Help the Poor Struggler, leads them to the estate of a ten-year-old orphaned heiress - and into the murky truths linking the past with a slaying yet to come.... (from back cover)
maximal suspense and surprise
I sincerely enjoyed the whole series of these books. Light mysteries but no gore. Each book is named after a particular pub in england and you have fun discovering the different characters that inhabit these pubs.
As usual Martha Grimes entertains with another great Richard Jury story. Love the characters.